Thursday, March 22, 2007
A Runza escapes in West London
In 1949 Sally Everett and her brother Alex Brening knew they were on to a winner when they opened a Runza drive-thru in Lincoln Drive, Nebraska.
Now the state is covered in Runza-outlets and I suspect generations of Runzettes are driving round in large Mercedes.
Freddie and I are indebted to Jack from Nebraska who took the time to introduce us to this cabbage delicacy. He left us various links to recipes for Runza and after much deliberation we followed this one.
This is what they looked like hot out of the oven. Some look like rolls, others like pasties. I can imagine there are heated debates in Runzaries across Nebraska over the preferred shape. But this isn't bad for a wet Thursday evening in London. And considering they are stuffed with large quantities of cabbage (and minced beef) they were surprisingly good. Freddie rates Runza highly. (What's the plural of runza - runzae, runzas, runzii?)
Thank you Nebraska for sharing your special dish with us. And as our third cabbage recipe, Freddie rates it (cue for a drum roll) a Runzatic nine out of ten.