Established 1994

Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society
C/O Ann Celento
312 Hawthorne Street
Canonsburg PA, 15317

January 2015 Newsletter

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The dining car

The 1940s and 1950s were the golden age of train travel and also the pinnacle of railroad dining car operations. For many passengers, the ambiance of the dining car was the reason they rode the train. The following recipe is one from that golden age.

Chicken la Century, served on New York Central's 20th Century Ltd.
(Serves 2)

1 cup crushed seasoned bread crumbs
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 whole chicken breast, skinned and boneless
2 slices boiled ham
2 slices American or Swiss cheese
cup melted butter or margarine

1. Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese on flat dish.
2. Cut chicken breast in half. Pound flat.
3. Place one slice of ham and cheese on flattened chicken breast. Fold chicken around the ham and cheese and secure with a toothpick. Repeat process for second chicken breast.
4. Dredge chicken in crumb mixture and place in a baking dish.
5. Sprinkle the remaining bread crumbs over the chicken breasts and drizzle with melted butter.
6. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for approximately one hour, or until juice runs clear and crumb mixture is browned.