A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 03, 2008
Chicken Fried Salmon

Texas is known for its chicken fried steak, but does anyone really make chicken fried salmon? There appears to be at least one recipe on the internet for “Cayenne Chicken-Fried Salmon.”

A May 26, 2008 “Texas Road Trip” post (below) indicates that the Sands Restaurant in Dalhart serves “CFS, CFS (salmon).” A check of the Sands Restaurant’s online menu shows that it’s famous for its chicken fried steak, but salmon is nowhere listed. Perhaps salmon is a new kind of “CFS”?


Woodstone - Cooking Recipes
Cayenne Chicken-fried Salmon
Ingredient Brand/Description Quantity

Salmon fillet Skinned and pinned 8 oz. portions
Breading Fine bread crumbs 1 C
Table salt 1 t
Cayenne pepper powder 1 t
White or black pepper ½ t
Egg wash Whole eggs 2 ea
Water 2 T
Sugar 1 T
Olive oil ¼ C

Instructions
1. Dip the salmon in the egg wash and set it aside (on a bread rack) for a few minutes.
2. Place a large cast iron skillet (or equivalent) in a 550 degree oven until it is very hot.
3. Pour the olive oil in the skillet and swoosh it around so that it covers the bottom completely.
4. Generously bread the salmon pieces and place them directly in the skillet.
5. Allow them to bake/fry for about three minutes before turning them over.
6. Another 3-4 minutes will complete the process.

Fort Worth Hole in the Wall
Monday, May 26, 2008
Texas Road Trip
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Dalhart
Sands Restaurant, 314 Liberal - Real good place if you’re ever lost in Dalhart. CFS, CFS (salmon), Steaks, fried chicken, real gravy…I’m getting fat just writing this! They have a motel there if you need to sleep off all the great fried foods they have. 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (1) Comments • Tuesday, June 03, 2008 • Permalink


In the late 1990s there was a restaurant called the Canyon Cafe that was located in the Cherry Creek Mall area in Denver.  I know they served chicken fried salmon because I had it there at least twice.  It looked like regular chicken fried steak with the thick white sauce on top; but there was salmon inside the crust, of course, and it seems like the cream sauce looked pinkish and tasted slightly sweet like it was flavored with some type of fruit like guava.  I always wondered what the ingredients were, but they went out of business before I ever worked up the courage to ask.

Posted by Rhianna McClaren  on  10/18  at  09:38 PM

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