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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Spiedie Recipe

First, I know that unless you are part of my family, you are likely saying, "Huh? What are spiedies?" (SPEE-dee)?  They are a marinated meat, typically chicken, traditionally lamb, that are grilled on a skewer.  These delicious and tender bits of cubed meat are often served on Italian bread or even hot dog rolls.  They are a regional food to the Binghamton, New York area, close to where we grew up (though we both grew up in Pennsylvania).  You can read a bit more about the history here if you like, but that is the run-down.  (Correct me if I'm wrong!)

Original State Fair Spiedie SauceI recently went to visit our families, and after eating some pizza with chicken spiedies as a topping, I decided it was time to make my own spiedies.  From scratch.  Chicken spiedies from a recipe.  Not from the spiedie sauce that you can buy.  (It is shockingly even at my local Acme, though I can't imagine anyone here in southeastern PA knowing what a spiedie is!)
These spiedies are plenty to make one sandwich.

Well, I did it!  And they were GOOD!  My husband let me know it, too!  We had my mom and stepdad visiting for the weekend, and they enjoyed them, too.  (I think my mom was shocked that I wanted to try a new recipe.  She has a crockpot recipe that she uses for spiedies, though Derek and I like traditional spiedies best.  But if anyone is interested...I can share hers.  She even won an award for her recipe!)

UPDATED: Please see our best chicken spiedie recipe at my new blog, This Simple Home. Also, if you want a slow cooker recipe, I talked to my mom. She uses the standard recipe and cooks on high for 1 1/2 hours or low for about 4 hours. When I tried this, I did not have to add any liquid cooking them on low, but she said you may have to add a bit of water if you cook on high.

Obviously, five pounds is a lot of meat, this recipe halved easily for me, and made plenty, with leftovers for four adults.  My only variation to the recipe is that I used my neighbor's fresh mint since I didn't have any dried mint and my pepper was not freshly ground.

This a recipe I hope you will try!!  


wholesomewomanhood said...

I made spiedies for my family a couple of months ago and I thought they were so good! Easy, simple and delicious. :-)

Anonymous said...

Would you mind sharing that Spiedie Crock Pot recipe you referenced? I know they are best grilled, but looking for a way to cook them in the house in the winter without and was thinking of the crock pot?

Annette W. said...

Anonymous, can you leave your email address in a comment so I can contact you?

Kelly said...

Hi! I am really glad I stumbled upon your post today! I love Spiedies and am looking forward to trying your recipe. Would you mind sharing the crockpot recipe you mentioned? I would love to try it! Thanks in advance!

Annette Whipple said...

So I have talked to my mom. Since you don't need a lot of liquid, you can use any spiedie recipe in the slow cooker. 1.5 hours on high or 4 on low...but you may have to add a bit of water.

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