We’ve posted in this blog before about Snooty Pig and about how much we like eating there, so of course I stopped in for breakfast again just this past week. I generally only order 2 items there, the big 3-eggs breakfast with the Chicken Fried Steak, or the smaller 2-eggs and sausage, depending on how hungry I am. This day was a Chicken Fried Steak day.
They brought out the 3-eggs first along with the hashbrowns and toast that come with the dish, and I made short work of most of these delights. I’ve noticed in the past that the Chicken Fried Steak takes longer to cook and they usually bring it out a short time after the other part of the meal, and today was no different.
I could tell right away that the recipe had changed, mostly by the size of the Chicken Fried Steak. It was at least twice as big as previous orders I had seen at Snooty Pig. Upon closer inspection, the breading was also different; a bit less crispy than the last time and with a darker tone to it, which to me seemed like it was thinner than the batter on my previous orders. I dug in and was somewhat disappointed, the meat was more tough and stringy than I preferred and my assumption about the breading was also correct: thinner and less flavor than what it had been in the past. I only ate about half of the Chicken Fried Steak, which is probably about the same amount as their older recipe would yield on my plate.
Snooty Pig is still a great place to eat, I plan to go back there often, and yes I will probably order the Chicken Fried Steak Breakfast again, but perhaps first I will talk to the owner about why the recipe changed and see if this is just an experiment or if he plans to keep this change. If so, I might have to just change to regular eggs and bacon for my usual breakfast at this venue, but it won’t stop my frequency of visitations to their door.