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Berched Chicken

hobie Jul 22, 2010 10:39 AM

Anybody know of anywhere to get berched chicken in the Boston area? There used to be a place in Bellingham called Ma Glockners that had great chicken but unfortunaly closed.

Ma Glockner's Restaurant
151 Maple St, Bellingham, MA 02019

  1. Rubee Jul 22, 2010 01:27 PM

    mmm....berched chicken. I had actually forgotten that I once had it at Ma Glockner's, happy to have my memory jogged!

    Pic on roadfood:

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    1. re: Rubee
      yumyum Jul 22, 2010 01:40 PM

      Woah. Thanks for the link Rubee -- that chicken looks scrumptious!

      1. re: Rubee
        gourmaniac Jul 22, 2010 01:51 PM

        Also remember Ma Glockner's but the thing that made it special was the cinnamon rolls. Sorry to hear that it's gone.

        Ma Glockner's Restaurant
        151 Maple St, Bellingham, MA 02019

        1. re: gourmaniac
          trufflehound Jul 22, 2010 07:32 PM

          River Falls has em on Sunday.Yams w marsmallows too.

          River Falls Restaurant
          74 S Main St, Woonsocket, RI 02895

      2. MC Slim JB Jul 22, 2010 11:56 AM

        Okay, I'll bite: how exactly does one berch a chicken?


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        1. re: MC Slim JB
          ScubaSteve Jul 22, 2010 11:58 AM

          The “Berched Chicken” was a sight to behold. Clearly one of those regional secrets that stemmed form some sort of a mistake in the kitchen. It looked as though it had been run over by a truck many, many times. The entire half chicken was flattened onto the plate and pressed into a crispy, crunchy splat of meat of juice. My guess is that they heavily brined a bird, partially cooked it in the oven and then finish it in some sort of heated press like an industrial panini machine. The results? unreal, somewhere between friend chicken and chicken stew. So soft and juicy you can cut it with a fork!


          1. re: ScubaSteve
            okra Jul 22, 2010 12:05 PM

            As I understand it, it is steamed for hours - then a quick grilling yields the desired results.

            1. re: okra
              devilham Jul 22, 2010 02:13 PM

              Google claims it's poached in an herbed liquid, then seared on a griddle. Sounds good to me.

            2. re: ScubaSteve
              nsenada Jul 22, 2010 06:44 PM

              "Berched," eh? Perfectly describes how I feel after days like today.

              My in-laws described Ma Glockner's fondly. Definitely something I'd like to try, as a fan of anything flattened and fried.

          2. s
            sulo Jul 22, 2010 11:29 AM

            Thereb was a post on the Southern NE board a while back that mentioned a place in Wonsokett that does it on Sunday. Try asking there...

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            1. re: sulo
              okra Jul 22, 2010 11:55 AM

              You must be thinking of River Falls Restaurant in Woonsocket, RI. Served only on Sunday, 12-8.

              River Falls Restaurant
              74 S Main St, Woonsocket, RI 02895

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