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Since: Oct 09

Tully, NY

#21 Mar 30, 2010
Village Market - good; Melrose Market - best!
dan4790

Silver Spring, MD

#22 Mar 30, 2010
Been a While wrote:
Does the Village Market still sell the prepared mexican hamburger mix? It was the BEST!
kelly's in lf sells it prepared also. haven't tried it but, if it is like everything else there i'm sure it excellent. and fairly priced

Since: Oct 08

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#23 Mar 31, 2010
Crazy And Love It wrote:
Village Market - good; Melrose Market - best!
Agreed.. when we go thru we always stop for some....
miss the teepee

Constableville, NY

#24 Mar 31, 2010
The teepee had the best mexicans. I don't care for the village market mix, the peppers and onions are too large. But melrose is good. neither compare to the teepee though. It was the sauce that made it great.
Off Topic

Schenectady, NY

#25 Mar 31, 2010
miss the teepee wrote:
The teepee had the best mexicans. I don't care for the village market mix, the peppers and onions are too large. But melrose is good. neither compare to the teepee though. It was the sauce that made it great.
I know this is off-topic, but I LOVED the teepee's onion rings!!!! Have never had any as good. And I'm now regretful I never tried the mexicans. Really liked Village Market, so will definitely try Melrose based on posters' recommendations!

Since: Jan 09

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#26 Mar 31, 2010
dan4790 wrote:
<quoted text>kelly's in lf sells it prepared also. haven't tried it but, if it is like everything else there i'm sure it excellent. and fairly priced
Kelly's mix is quite tasty.
Tdemars

Little Falls, NY

#27 Jul 30, 2010
hawhaw wrote:
The Manley recipe is in the St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox cookbook. When I get home,I'll post it. I made 4 batches for Christmas -2 were mild and 2 were hot- gifts. They were a hit. Several people asked for another jar!
Where can I buy a copy of this cookbook? I would love to have this recipe and probably some other local recipes that are in the book.
Dougs

Herkimer, NY

#28 Jul 30, 2010
He has sold his sauce at the Sat. AM flea market in Little Falls. He lives out of state but still visits (and brings jars to sell).
Mexicans are ONLY a local food.
Like Greens, Mushroom Stew, Grinders,
Chicken Riggies, and_____.
really good

Ithaca, NY

#29 Jul 31, 2010
Want a great Mexican?

Go to Chet's Diner (now renovated and reopened as Phyllie's diner). They're terrific! Little known secret.
2little2late

AOL

#30 Jul 31, 2010
First off, great input from everyone who posted here. Now, this a totally moot point. But back in the early 50's there was a place in the Ilion gorge called Fred'd Drive_In.It was only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. I've had a lot of mexicans since then, byt they were by far the best. Anybody remember this place?

Since: Oct 09

Bridgeport, NY

#31 Jul 31, 2010
Tdemars wrote:
<quoted text>Where can I buy a copy of this cookbook? I would love to have this recipe and probably some other local recipes that are in the book.
You can get it at the co-op in Little Falls. They have it up front by the register. The cookbook is BIG (about 2 inches thick), and costs about $20-$25, but has some great recipes in it.
Ilion

Herkimer, NY

#32 Aug 1, 2010
Off Topic wrote:
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I know this is off-topic, but I LOVED the teepee's onion rings!!!! Have never had any as good. And I'm now regretful I never tried the mexicans. Really liked Village Market, so will definitely try Melrose based on posters' recommendations!
OK - the SAME onion rings, big fat thick slices of onion, fried crisp - can be found at Franco's in Ilion.
They also have a great 1/2 lb burger (around $4)
The last time I was in there the 1/2 lb. was 10 oz because the supplier ran out of 8 oz - regular price of course
dan4790

Shrewsbury, MA

#33 Aug 1, 2010
calmn cents wrote:
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didn't the teepee just pour chili sauce on a hamburger and call it a mexican?
no way. the meat sauce was incredible. icried the day that Rock left. man it was great on a hot dog with mustard and onions
jack

Little Falls, NY

#34 Aug 1, 2010
Crazy And Love It wrote:
Not exactly sure what they put in the hamburg, maybe onions, peppers and hot sauce? Actually, I have never eaten what people around the valley call mexican hots. Only mexican hots we ever ate were the ones from the old Brownie's in Amsterdam and they were not made with hamburg.
What were they made up Mohawk Carpet?

Since: Oct 09

Bridgeport, NY

#35 Aug 1, 2010
jack wrote:
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What were they made up Mohawk Carpet?
Made with a pork mixture in a casing (like a hot dog or sausage, but had a totally different taste). Topped with a hamburg/sauce mixture, onions and mustard. Way better than any mexican hot around here.
Ellyb711

Johnstown, NY

#36 Aug 5, 2010
My parents (80'ish) remember going to Little Falls and St. Johnsville for Mexican Hots, but don't remember the names of the places. I worked with a woman from Little Falls who insisted that to be an original Mexican Hot the recipe had to include cinnamon. We have always had in the family a recipe that was billed as the "original" but it did not include cinnamon. Our family recipe mixes hamburg, diced green pepper, diced onion, shredded old bread, eggs, salt, pepper, and a good measure of red pepper flakes. And I add a touch of cinnamon to make them truly original!
Janet

Tolland, CT

#37 Jan 3, 2014
Fairfield Cornfield wrote:
Can anyone recall the name of two restaurants that served Mexicans(either hotdogs or hamburgers) in the 1940's & 50s? One was on Mohawk Street past the railroad tracks and the other was on route 5 across from the country club. Does anyone know the original recipe using tomatoes, peppers, and oil? I anxiously await your "serving Mexicans" wisecracks.
The one on Rt.5 in East Herkimer was Christmans- boy that goes back to the late 40's for me! They were great- every thing including the buns made from scratch
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Ilion, NY

#38 Jan 3, 2014
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