Here in NC the Andy Griffith Show is a big favorite. Most of us that live here have grown up with Andy, Opie, Barney and Aunt Bee as if they were part of the family. The show still airs every week night. Though we were all saddened by Andy Griffith’s recent passing he will always be legendary in this part of the south!
The Andy Griffith Show was set in the fictitious Mayberry, NC which was based on Andy Griffith’s home town Mt. Airy, NC.
Many of the places mentioned on the show are real places in Mt. Airy. One such place is the Snappy Lunch Diner. The Snappy Lunch is famous for its pork chop sandwich. Check out this Southern Living video about the Snappy Lunch. If you make it over to Mt. Airy, be sure to stop in the Snappy Lunch and order a sandwich. For those of you who would like to try it now, here is the recipe.
You will need:
Thin cut slices of pork tenderloin
Oil (for frying)
1 cup flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
Canned chili (no beans)
Mix the flour, sugar and salt together. Whisk the eggs and milk together.
Add milk and egg mixture to flour mixture and stir until smooth
Heat about 1/2 inch of oil on medium heat Dip the pork into batter and then place into heated oil.
Cook until golden brown on both sides.
Spread mustard on bun
Place cooked pork chop on bun
Add a large spoonful of chili
Add tomato slices
Top with coleslaw
Enjoy the sandwich, y’all!