In honor of The Five Days of Meat 2014 and today's Meat on a Stick Power Hour, we're highlighting some of the dishes from St. Paul restaurant The Strip Club's ever-changing meat-on-a-stick small plate.
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These pork and ginger meatballs are served with house-made kimchi and cilantro. This dish came about because the kitchen had extra pork leftover from pork belly, so, ta-da, it was ground up and turned into meatballs (on a stick). The main ingredient often drives the meat on a stick dish's creation, says Fratzke, who often turns his sous chef or broiler cook loose with a specific protein to work with. "It's pretty much one of those things where I say, this is what we have to use for meat on a stick, I want you to this ingredient," Fratzke explains. "And I just let them go. It's so much fun that way, it takes a lot of pressure off me. I have a lot of very smart, very talented people in my kitchen, and I like to see what they come up with. And I would much rather coach them on something than just give them something to do."
· All Meat on a Stick Power Hour [Eater MPLS]
· All Coverage of The Strip Club Meat & Fish [Eater MPLS]
· All Coverage of The Five Days of Meat 2014 [Eater MPLS]