Monday, April 4, 2011

Chicken Patties

Chicken  Patties

2 cups left over cooked chicken
4 scallions, finely chopped
3 slices boiled ham, diced
2 hard boiled eggs, finely chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp mild (Dijon type) mustard
4 tbsp butter
4 tbsp flour
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp tarragon
1 tbsp finely chopped chives
1/2 cup flour seasoned with
1 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
oil or shortening for deep frying


1. Shred the chicken into very small pieces
2. Place in a bowl and combine with scallions, ham, eggs
    lemon juice & mustard
3. Heat the butter in a small saucepan
4. Stir in the flour and add the milk gradually, stirring with a wire whisk
    to form a very thick sauce
5. Add tarragon and chives .Stir the sauce into the chicken mixture
6. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for 2 hours
7. Form chicken into 8 patties
8. Dredge patties first in flour then in beaten egg and finally in the breadcrumbs
9. Fry the patties in deep hot fat for 8 to 10 minutes until hot and lightly browned

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