Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky is a traditionally Cincinnati style appetizer with  meat and cheese  on  toast that  is  also  sometimes called a Polish Mistake.

Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Hanky Panky is my recipe of the day with the blogging group  From Our Dinner Table.  We group  weekly  on Sundays to post recipes  on  various topics. And this week  we are  sharing recipes for New Year’s Eve Parties.

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Hanky Panky

The Hanky Pankies are a local Cincinnati favorite of beef and pork mixed with cheese on small party appetizer breads. The origin supposedly comes from the West Side of Cincinnati in years past.

They do  include processed cheese, which is not  for everyone, so the Velveeta haters should go  ahead and try a different cheese or just pass this one by.

In the  local area, this one is a favorite  of  the  Cincinnati Bengals footballs fans, who  eat this at tailgates and watch  parties religiously. It is also a favorite at other gatherings and  parties,  with New Year’s Eve being no exception.

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Hanky Panky

The  name might be a bit obscure,  but I think  it might have something  to do with being like “Sex on a Shingle” (with  some  foods being  called Sex…whatever,  like better than Sex Cake) but it  also has connections  with S.O.S. (chipped beef) as well.

The taste is  very  homey and  comfort food. And although the traditional way is to make this with  hot pork  sausage (hot sex?) I’d say if you have someone that doesn’t like  spicy,  stick to regular sausage. You  could always tuck a few jalapeno  slices into a couple for  those who want things heated  up.

Hanky Panky

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Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 123 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound pork sausage (hot if you like spicy)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound Velveeta processed American cheese
  • 12 ounce package Pepperidge Farm dark pumpernickel Party Bread
  • 12 slices individually wrapped Velveeta cheese

Instructions
 

  • Brown sausage with beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and oregano; drain any fat.
  • Dice block cheese and add to hot meat mixture, stirring until the cheese melts.
  • Spread bread slices on a baking tray and place a scoop of meat on each.
  • Unwrap cheese slices and cut each slice into six thin strips.
  • Place two strips in an X on the meat.
  • Place pan under the broiler until the cheese melts and serve hot.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 355mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 138IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cincinnati recipes, Midwest cuisine
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