Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Avoiding the heat
--Barbecued Chicken and Mushroom Patties
Barbecued Chicken and Mushroom Patties
Quick Cooking Copyright 2001
1 lb ground chicken meat
½ cup dried breadcrumbs
1 medium onion, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped parsley I used some dried parsley
½ cup finely chopped mushrooms
1. Place ground chicken meat in a large bowl and add remaining ingredients except oil. Mix well to combine ingredients, then knead a little with one hand to make the meat fine in texture. With wet hands, shape into 4 or 5 flat patties.
2. Heat barbecue or grill to medium-high. Spray grill bars or rack with a little oil and place on the patties. Cook for 8 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Patties are cooked when juices run clear after being pricked with a skewer.
I picked up some ground chicken on sale last Thursday and then on Friday I bought this rather generic cookbook from my cookbook guy at the 'auction'. I saw this recipe and thought 'perfect!' since I was a recipe short for the week. I picked up a couple of mushrooms and that was all I needed.
This wasn't supposed to be last night's dinner but it was too hot to turn on the oven (required by my original plan for dinner) or to stand over the grill outside (plan B) so I made these on the Griddler since the Griddler is great for things like this, and I roasted some potato cubes in the toaster oven and cooked some sweet corn on the stove top.
These came out nicely. The onion and mushrooms kept the patties moist and they had good flavor, not too 'meatloaf-ish'. My husband felt compelled to tell me that he really liked these. I've just been in one of those moods where nothing really wows me so it was good to get some unsolicited feedback that I can pass along. He ate his on buns with Lord knows what else poured and piled on them but still, he doesn't comment very often so it might mean something.
These were economical too. I think I paid $1.79/pound for the chicken and the vegetables and bread crumbs stretched it out quite a bit. I got 5 good-sized patties. I could have stretched it out to 6 easily.
Blast From The Past: Chicken Patties on Croissants from January 2008. My husband seemed to like those a lot too. I really should look into more recipes for ground chicken patties.
Question of the Day: How often do you get feedback on your cooking?