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chicken and waffles

anybody around Calgary make these? Haven't had them in years and suddenly tonight...got a craving for them. I am assuming no since there isn't much in the way of southern fried chicken here in Calgary.

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  1. So you eat them together or side by side with syrup. What's this dish all about?

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    1. re: livetocook

      sounds like some thing from (europian gigalo )does this really exist? buy the way .leave the dutch out of this ,they know they done wrong. lol

    2. Not as far as I know; soul food is one thing at the top of my list when I'm out of town as something I can't get here at home. The fried chicken at Chicken On The Way is pretty good (given my limited knowledge of southern fried chicken); if you coordinated it properly, the waffles are the easier part to make at home. If you don't have a chicken-and-waffle partner in crime, Chicken On The Way delivers (don't know how efficiently, though) -- but I don't think they'd deliver to a Smitty's.

      Damn... now I want some fried okra.

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      1. re: ByeByeBaby

        ahh fried okra. I know this sounds corny..but has you haven you been to Dolly Parton's Dixie Review...that is some fried chicken. Chicken on the way is one of the only fried chicken I will eat.

        There are many places in the states that sell this, Roscoe's but even better Gladys Knight & Ron Winan's Chicken & Waffles...I used to get chicken and waffles all over Detroit, it's an odd combo but is remarkably tasty. You can get gravy or syrup..depends on what you want.

        I miss fried okra but only if it's in yellow cornmeal and croquettes and most of all good cornbread..I have to make my own now.

        There is so much more fried chicken in the states...best KFC is in Sioux Falls...ahhh just like it use to taste. but BoJangles is good, Chick-fil-a...and of course popeyes.

        I may have to do chicken on the way this weekend...don't know how good their gravy will be on my waffles. I will try with a buttermilk mix, have to send my husband for the chicken while I make the waffles. I also love my waffles with Back Bacon and syrup.

        Yes a heart attack meal!

        1. re: kritafo

          Mary Brown's makes great fried chicken -- we just got back from Vegas and experienced the chicken and waffle thing. Heart attack on a plate for sure ;o) but it was mmm mmm good. One of the guilty pleasures of life :o)

      2. You won't even find this in most parts of the states. So, no, not in Canada, period, sorry.

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        1. re: John Manzo

          Well I think it depends on where in the states you are going I know we could get it from our travels from Ontario to Florida. There was a place in Windsor that did it... I can't recall the name as it closed in the late 80's.

          I forgot to add, I have had it at several friends houses as well, my hometown had a huge dutch population but the chicken isn't as tasty as what you consider "soul" chicken!

          1. re: kritafo

            Must be because you stopped too many times at Waffle House- I grew up in NW Indiana and never heard of it.

        2. I had to google this and look at "images". It really is chicken and waffles side by side with syrup. I was kiddin' when i wrote that.

          Now I love pancakes and since waffles are there equally yummy cousin, I would so eat this. Fried chicken dipped in syrup would rock!!

          1. Anthony Bourdain had these when his show "No Reservations" visited LA. He said that it was imported from the Eastern US. There was no reference to soul food but I've always heard that's what it is. Another dish he had included grits and I swear I saw greens on the table. Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles was the name of the place he visited and although I haven't been there it was on our list the last time we went to LA.

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            1. re: sharonanne

              there are several stories about chicken and waffles...some say it started in France, other say the Netherlands....some say USA. The story in Euro gigolo is the one I have heard the most about the Dutch and the slave trade. You can get them two ways. Fried chicken with waffle and gravy
              Fried chicken with waffle butter and syrup.

              Most of my chicken and waffles experience have been in and around Detroit.

              you probably did see greens on the table along with grits...sometimes they do macaroni and don't forget the cornbread!

              1. re: sharonanne

                Roscoe's is great. I try to make it down there every time I'm in LA. The greens are collard. They were too salty the last time I was there.

                1. re: Shazam

                  I've seen it in San Francisco, Chicago and NYC, plus in Vegas as well.

              2. So we did chicken on the way and I made homemade buttermilk waffles but it just wasn't right. To the point of I broke out the frozen waffles to see if it would taste different but it didn't.

                I have to say it was the worst COTW I have ever had. Corn fritters tasted like the way play-doh smells and had no corn. Fries were all dried up ends. Chicken was left in the fryer a little long.

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                1. re: kritafo

                  To be honest, I've never enjoyed COTW -- have you tried Mary Brown's? The best one is probably off of Blackfoot Trail. The franchise is from the Maritimes, and they marinate their chicken in buttermilk.

                  1. re: sweeterpea

                    Yeah I am not a fan of Mary Browns out here. It used to be good years ago, But so did Dixie Lee and I am not talking about any Calgary location