You can run and tell this: Goetta Hanky Panky is the most Cincinnati Super Bowl food imaginable. Or is it called Hanky Panks? Or … Pankies? (We need to decide on a standard, folks, you can vote on that below.)
Haven’t heard of the goetta ‘panks yet? Well, you have now! And this dish is more Cincinnati than a deep-seated hatred for the San Francisco 49ers. (Two times.)
Sure, the standard ol’ Hanky dish is a staple at any Cincinnati area celebration, but more and more folks are coming around to trying the non-traditional goetta as a protein substitute.
This past weekend we hosted some friends in from out of town. I wanted to treat them to a lovely homemade breakfast which included one of my favorite Cincinnati foods, goetta. What is goetta? It is a German peasant type of sausage that consists of primary pork, pinhead oats, onions, and seasonings like sage and bay leaf.