retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.
- Name: johnny dollar
- Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.
NOTE: this blog will NOT deal with any recent pop culture (i.e. since about 1990) or topical issues, so if you're looking for discussion about britney baracko jacko flacco, look elsewhere, lol
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
in the neverending quest to throw more and more diverse foodstuffs down my gullet, when my mom-in-law offered me some frozen "coddies," i said ohyeah.
i had never had this concoction, but hearing that it was an indigenous baltimore yummie made me all about the coddies.
so anyways in the hazy shade of winter, we defrosted them and i gave them a try. yum! these ain't your mrs. paul's of gloucester fish sticks, junior. of course i delved into the intarwebs and found out the following:
coddies are pretty much russian jewish soul food! they made of cod flakes, mashed potatoes, and onions. (umm... fishy latkes almost). they were pretty much the poor person's crab cake since the 1900's, but you're most likely to hear someone who was knocking around in the 1950's or 1960's waxing nostalgic about them.
if you don't want to make them yourself, you can get some at lexington market at faidley's seafood. a couple bucks, some crackers, and some mustard, and you're rockin' your coddie piece.