chicken and waffles (and other trashy food)
Actually, chicken and waffles aren't trashy. This culinary delight is easy to prepare for hundreds of people at a time, causing it to be the featured item at gatherings such as firehall benefits and church luncheons, but it has its roots in Pennsylvania Dutch Country—thus making it "rustic" and not trashy, much the same way you could call a fluffernutter or gubment cheese "old world" if you found out that one of your Italian relatives indulged in such delicacies.
Your can find a standard chicken and waffles recipe right here
. This recipe calls for actual chicken-cooking, not the truly
trashy "open a can of chicken stew and dump it on an eggo." Here are more
Pennsylvania Dutch recipes. I'd highlight the ones I really like, but my friends already think I eat strange things so no need to embarrass myself further. I draw the line at things like scrapple and tripe, although I heard my grandfather ate both those things (and a raw egg) all the time for breakfast. He also died of a heart attack at age 54, as if we couldn't see that
, there you have it: chicken and waffles, explained. Kinda.