Fiddling With My Food!

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Mom’s Cafe

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About sixty miles short of the West end of Interstate 70 lies the sleepy little town of Salina, Utah.  If you take the Salina exit from the freeway and pass the gas stations, convenience stores, and fast food joints, where most travelers stop, and drive on into town to Mom’s Cafe, you’ll give yourself a culinary reason to rejoice!

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Mom’s Cafe has been serving homey, delicious meals since 1926.  Caroline Jensen “Mom”, shows up to run the place every day.  Caroline can’t possibly have been the original 1926 Mom, she’s much too young.  

Chicken Fried Steak

 I first heard about Mom’s from Robert Fulghum in his book, It Was On Fire When I Lay Down It.  He claimed Mom’s had the second best Chicken Fried Steak in the World.  The best being from a cafe in Payette, Idaho.  I went to Payette for the express purpose of eating the best, but that cafe had gone out of business.

Whether it is by attrition or just plain great food, Mom’s Chicken Fried Steak appears to have qualified as THE BEST.  Regardless, it is the best I’ve ever enjoyed.  Caroline says the secret is grilling, rather that deep frying the steak.  I promise you, there is more to the secret than that.  It is delicious!

I will continue my quest for the best Chicken Fried Steak on earth.  If I ever find one better than Mom’s, I’ll be sure a let you know.  In the mean time, if you’re ever  in Central Utah, don’t miss Mom’s.

My travelling companions both had Mom’s Salmon, which I sampled.  I was jealous I hadn’t ordered that.  You don’t get better Salmon in the best seafood restaurants.  Moist, tender, flaky and seasoned perfectly.

Don’t miss Mom’s pies for dessert!  I’d like to have sampled every one!  I chose her Blueberry Sour Cream pie and was wowed by both the crust and the filling.  Some of the best pie I’ve ever enjoyed!

In today’s world of pre-prepared, even manufactured food, there’s nothing like good old, from scratch, home cooking.

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February 29, 2008 Posted by | Beef, Dessert, Fish | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment