National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day is a wonderful holiday dedicated to a dish that evokes a huge range of only positive emotions in each of us. Just imagine how tempting crunchy toasted bread, juicy chicken, some mayonnaise and crunchy pickles sound. Obviously, the dish deserves attention and respect, which is why National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day appeared on the calendar.
The first chicken sandwich appeared around 1940. Historians believe that the original recipe is a symbiosis of two recipes. The first – Scottish – chicken is fried in lard without oil. The second – West African – chicken is fried in palm oil with a lot of spices and seasonings.
It is almost impossible to determine for certain when the first fried chicken sandwich was made, since the dish became so popular and widespread that it was included in the list of national ones. Historians believe that it is useless to look for one person – the author of the dish. Such a wonderful idea could certainly come to mind of different people.
- The chicken sandwich is generally associated with racism. After the Civil War, African Americans were banned from raising cows and pigs. They had the right to raise only chickens. That is why the dish is often associated with the diet of African Americans.
- There are a huge number of chicken recipes, but the following is considered original – chicken pieces are marinated in buttermilk, then alternately rolled in dry spices, batter and deep-fried.
- Many say that it is incredibly difficult to beat a fried chicken sandwich in terms of taste. Such popularity is due to the contrast of tastes.
- If you’re planning on making this treat at home, be prepared for it to get a little messy.
How to celebrate
Making and eating a sandwich is the easiest way to join the party. Did you know that for many years in America, two of the largest fast food restaurant chains, Popeye and Chick-Fil-A, have been arguing. Do you want to join and express your opinion about the dishes? Visit each restaurant, try their products and then share your opinion on social networks. Organize a sandwich party, invite your friends and enjoy delicious treats, good company, good mood.
When is National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day celebrated in 2022?
National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day is observed on November 9 each year.