Childhood in Q8 Means: Escalope Panée!

Back in the early 1980’s when there were not many places to dine in Q8… i remember us going to the TSC Jeans on Fridays and ordering a very popular dish back then “Escalpoe Panée”… the dish was so popular back then and i suppose it still is in Egypt since whenever you see a movie/series where people are trying to fine dine they would almost ALWAYS order Escalpoe Panée…

The dish was one of the few meat dishes i actually enjoyed eating as a child. We would be ecstatic when my mother went  shopping in TSC, got us Escalope meat and prepared them at home in the big fryer… Always served with a side of home made french fries, sweet corn, green peas, and a wedge of lemon… The lemon would be squeezed over the crusty fried bread crumbs and slightly softening it, penetrating into the meat… then the escalope would be cut into small bite sized squares and dunked in an abandance of ketchup… I always remember watching some 80’s cartoon while eating our escalope… for some reason Raneen always jumps to mind “Safenat Elasdeqa2″…

No one does Escalope like TSC… it is still served in their restaurants… i think Lenotre and Nino serve it as well but it doesnt look like it did back when we were children. Not many people eat it now but then not many people have tons of memories attached to that piece of thin meat either!

Do you like Escalpoe Panée? Did you eat it as children? I wonder why it went out of fashion, maybe because of the fried bread crumbs?

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by noora on October 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    i surely do!
    TSC jeans was THE place to dine in. It would be a bonus if we were able to bring our bicycles and spend the entire night there.
    And yes I remember Raneen very well 😉
    thanx danderma again
    on a side note, when is dathra going to be back! ;( ?!

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  2. كانت أكشخ أكلة أجنبية 🙂

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    • Posted by danderma on October 20, 2010 at 2:48 PM

      إييي و لمن نقعد نقصص الإسكلوبة بالشوكة و السكين كشخة يعني

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  3. I never tried it oo I guess ra7at 3alai since I’m vegetarian now
    The only meaty dishes I miss now are msa7ab, pepperoni pizza and well I guess thats it 😛

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  4. LOOOL my brother was obsessed with it.

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  5. Posted by Smee on October 21, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    Of course I remember Escalope.
    My mum STILL eats it haha
    I can’t have more than a bite though. I used to LOVE it when I was a kid.

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  6. Posted by Kinz on October 21, 2010 at 6:54 PM

    Out of style? We just upgraded it and make it from thin chicken breast or turkey breast and change the sides. Sometimes it’s German potato salad with a cucumber salad and sometimes it’s with pasta in tomato sauce (with Parmesan cheese topping it) with a green salad. Another version is to roll a chicken breast around a slice of turkey ham and swiss cheese and then bread and fry. The last and most decadent is chicken Kiev with a payload of hot melted butter in the center. I must admit that’s too over the top even for me to try.

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