Monday, January 07, 2008
A rare recipe using ground chicken
--Chicken Patties on Croissants
Chicken Patties on Croissants
Better Homes and Gardens Chicken Cooking For Today Copyright 1993
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped green sweet pepper
1/3 cup fine dry seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon snipped parsley
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound ground raw chicken
2 tablespoons cooking oil
4 croissants, split lengthwise I used large crescent rolls
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
1 teaspoon snipped parsley
1/8 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
4 lettuce leaves
1 large tomato, sliced
1. For tarragon sauce, in small bowl combine mayonnaise or salad dressing, green onion, the 1 teaspoon snipped parsley, tarragon, and pepper. Stir to mix. Cover and chill until serving time.
2. In medium mixing bowl combine egg, celery, green sweet pepper, bread crumbs, onion, the 1 tablespoon snipped parsley, Worcestershire sauce, and salt. Add chicken; mix lightly but well. Shape into four 4-inch oval patties. I made 6.
3. In large skillet cook chicken patties in hot oil over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in side of patty registers 165 degrees F, turning once. Spread each cut side of croissants with some of the tarragon sauce. Arrange a lettuce leaf and a chicken patty on bottom half of each croissant. Top each with additional tarragon sauce and croissant top. Serve with tomato slices. Makes 4 sandwiches.
I had one dinner left up in the air when I went grocery shopping last week. I was running low on meat in the freezer so I decided to see if there was anything on sale that caught my eye. The ground chicken was under $1.80/lb so I grabbed some. The problem though was that you don't see a lot of recipes that specifically call for ground chicken so I was just going to make Russian-Style Chicken Cutlets until I decided to spend a few minutes looking for a different recipe and I came across this one.
Unfortunately croissants aren't easily found around here so I decided on the large-sized crescent rolls but really you could use just about any roll for these. I would definitely make these again. I have to make these again - I was really, really looking forward to having the leftovers for lunch but there were none! My husband ate four of these! He didn't eat them with the crescent rolls but still. My son wasn't really into them - too much 'green' I think. I was a little worried about the green pepper myself since it can be overpowering but it wasn't. Red bell pepper might be milder and add some interesting color.
Why don't you see more recipes for ground chicken? Ground meat is all somewhat interchangeable but they do have different flavors. This recipe wouldn't be the same with turkey or beef. It would probably still be good but it would be very different, tastewise.
I'm so angry with Amazon right now I can't even think straight. The decorated cookies I ordered for my son to take to school on his birthday were 'lost' (never sent is more likely the case) so now I have nothing special for him to take. Homemade treats are not allowed and bakery cupcakes are cross-contaminated with peanuts. I'm not having him eat a different treat on his own birthday! There are other things he can bring but nothing cute or special. How is it the only important item I ever ordered from Amazon was the one they screwed up? I ordered the cookies before Christmas and they were in stock.
Blast From The Past: Light Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs from March 2007. I freestyled some turkey meatballs last night, that we'll eat tonight. I think ground turkey works better in meatballs than ground beef.
Question of the Day: Have you used ground chicken in any recipes? I can't think of anything besides the Russian-Style cutlets right now.