Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Horseshoes-Welsh Rarebit On Steroids

                                        Grilled Chicken Horseshoe

Chances are you have never heard of a Horseshoe.
It is a century old dish that originated in my hometown and is relatively unheard of outside central Illinois.
The Corndog, and Chili are said to have originated here also.
Originally a horseshoe was:
Place 2 hamburgers on 2 slices of toast, cover with a pile of French fries then add cheese sauce over all.
Then there is the pint size Ponyshoe which includes 1 slice of toast, 1 hamburger topped with fries and cheese sauce.
I really don't care for the hamburger version, but I like them with ham, breaded tenderloin and corned beef.
Every restaurant has their own unique cheese sauce. A local paper has an annual "Best of Springfield"publication that includes 'Best Horseshoe' as a category.

Adam Richman  of  Man vs. Food ate his way through town and had one. Man vs Food-Sprinfield
Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives ate one Diners, Drive-ins and Dives-Springfield
Today I found a Blog dedicated to...here it comes...The Horseshoe. The Horseshoe Sandwich Blog
This heart attack on a plate makes a Big Mac look like a nancy boy.
Nowadays they are made with about every topping under the sun, but always include toast, meat, fries and cheese sauce. Here is my favorite.  Grilled Chicken Horseshoe

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