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"Chicago fritters" - whatever were they in 1917?

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"Chicago fritters" - whatever were they in 1917?

Harters | Apr 2, 2013 09:05 AM

I am currently researching food during the Great War and have come across a reference to "Chicago fritters". The letter home is written by a British soldier who is cooking for his battalion's officers. He serves these up between the soup and the main course stew.

Google turns up no mention of them but I wonder if anyone might have a clue what they were. Knowing the city's historical link with meatpacking, etc, my assumption is that this is something meaty. A possible early name for a burger patty? Of course, it may just be a name that Private Burke gave to a dish he'd created.

Your help would be appreciated.

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