Friday, 22 February 2013

Recipe: Chicken patties with the Thermomix

Thermomix Bimby chicken patties, hide tons of vegetables in them

This week I have made one mistake after the other in the kitchen, for some reason they have turned out well. Today wasn't an exception, my plan was to make chicken nuggets quickly for T's dinner. I was mixing this recipe from La encimera de Gema with a recipe from the Australian Recipe Community that was recommended by someone (perhaps it was you?).

The result was a few small chicken patties that LittleT gulped down so next time I will make sure I add some more vegetables!

Best thing: not a horse in sight or patty!

Chicken patties with the Thermomix

Ingredients (it made approx. 12 patties, a mixture of small and medium)

- 1 carrot
- 40 g milk
- Parsley to taste (i.e. depending on how much you like it or not you can use more or less, or why not try coriander?)
- 1 clove of garlic
- 30-35 g baguette chunk (or 1 slice of bread loaf)

- 350 g chicken breast or chicken thigh fillets, trimmed of all fat and cubed

- 30 g grated cheddar cheese (or whichever cheese you like)
- Pepper (optional)
- Half a teaspoon of salt

- Olive oil to fry

  1. Add the carrot, milk, parsley, garlic and bread and chop: 6 seconds, speed 5. Use the spatula of your choice to lower down any bits that have gone up the walls of the bowl.
  2. Add the chicken breast, pepper and salt: 10 seconds, speed 5. Lower any bits with the spatula.
  3. Add the grated cheese and mix: 10 seconds, speed 5.
  4. You are ready to make the patties, create meatballs and flatten them down with your hand. You can make the patties as big or as small as you want, I made mostly mini patties and some medium ones so that they would fry faster.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a large, preferably non-stick frying pan (so that you use less oil), make sure they are cooked through.
Serve with Spanish flair! If you make mini patties like I did you could serve them with dips (I bet a yoghurty one would go really well). Otherwise why not make a few burgers.

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