Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Cart de Frisco Sandwich



When I was in college, Cart de Frisco was one of several outdoor food carts parked outside the University of Oregon bookstore. They sold grilled chicken sandwiches, which were sloppy, spicy and very delicious. I think the chicken was marinated and grilled on a stick like a shish kebab. The meat was removed from the stick and smashed onto a grilled bun and topped with coleslaw with an Asian-style dressing on it. It was messy and wonderfully flavorful.

In the food section of last week’s Oregonian they had a recipe which sounded a lot like the Cart de Frisco sandwich, although it called for grilled pork loin rather than chicken. I tried it last weekend and it was very similar. While the recipe might need a bit of tweaking, I’d definitely make it again. And you can, too, if you want. You'll find the recipe at my new blog Kitchen Canvas.

Messy objects are fun to paint!

10 comments:

minda said...

yummy! makes my mouth water...nice work!

Sherry said...
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Sherry said...

Lord, that sounds wonderful. I'm back on the South Beach diet, so I'd have to ditch the bun... I've avoid doing this challenge because I can't decide what food I want to look at long enough to draw.

Deborah said...

I really like the way you did the coleslaw and dressing spreading out on the plate. Great texture.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

I also love the abundance of the salad and dressing flowing onto the plate! Great colours...looks really appetizing.
ronell

Sandy said...

This is yummy in picture and word - The dish is wonderfully shadowed as well!

vickylw said...

This sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing the recipe for those of us not in the area.
And your painting is great also!

Vicky
http://www.flickr.com/photos/32739368@N00/

Martha said...

Oh my that sounds yummy. And that sketch is truly scrumptious too! I love the blue design on the plate - it looks touch-able.

Jacqueline said...

Oh Wow, I still dream of the cart de frisco sandwiches 20 years later. I will have to try that recipe. They are the best...

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

This, again, is just great. I love your style. The sandwhich is wondeful and the plate is just as good. Just great.