Pork Drumsticks

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    servings as a main dish
    • Difficulty


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By Linda Anusasananan

Published 2012

  • About

Chicken symbolizes wealth to the Chinese. It’s more highly prized than pork and is often served for festive events or to special guests. May (Yu-Hsin) Chang tells a story to illustrate this point. An eighty-year-old grandmother invented this dish using common pork to resemble coveted chicken. She molded a typical Hakka mixture of ground pork and fish paste around pork spareribs, and then steamed and deep-fried them so that they resembled fried chicken drumsticks.

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