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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

And the First New Recipe Is___

I have decided to try 52 new to me/us recipes this year, which will mean an average of one a week. I know it seems like a lot, but even a new salad dressing recipe is a recipe, so it is pretty doable, especially if I don't get hung up on the actual 7 day week and am willing to fudge a little if I try 2 different recipes only 6 days apart. Like Jane at Crabapple Landing said today, Life is Messy, and I am not going to strangle myself with self imposed rules.

Shortly before Christmas I bought 3 large packs of boneless skinless chicken things and then promptly forgot about them. The result was me having to cook all of them at once so now I have 3 large packs of cooked boneless chicken. I froze some and have used about half of it for meals recently, chicken pot pie, chicken noodle soup, and tonight, chicken croquettes. I have never made them in my life and nothing beats a recipe that uses what I need to use,  plus it is brand new to me. Win all the way around!

3 boneless chicken thighs, minced
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup mayo
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 egg
1/2 small onion minced
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons dried parsley
additional bread crumbs
1 tablespoon olive oil

Mix well the chicken, bread crumbs, mayo, dijon mustard, egg, onion and seasonings in a bowl. Form into thin patties and dredge in additional bread crumbs.

Heat oil in a shallow non stick pan , put the croquettes in and cook until brown on one side. Flip them over and brown on the other side. Serve piping hot.

I made a sauce of a white wine/white wine vinegar reduction, butter and a little milk (because I had no cream.  Don't use milk, the vinegar causes it to curdle.  Use cream instead)

1/4 cup white wine. 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar. Heat and reduce by half. Cool briefly and add 1 tablespoon heavy cream. Slowly stir in 3 tablespoons butter. Serve over the croquettes add a heavy sprinkle of parsley.

This was very tasty and a great way to use cooked chicken, but the sauce is what really amped the flavor. TheHub really enjoyed it. I may or may not make it again cause it is heavy on the fats which in turn adds more fat to me!

34 comments:

  1. those look yummy.......I'll be round shortly for my supper!!

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    1. They were good! Tonight is less stellar though__bean soup, but come on down.

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  2. I don't think I've ever made croquettes either(and I didn't have BEPs on New Years but don't tell on me!)but these sound like a great comfort food. Will file it in the back recesses of my brain for later........ ;-)

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    1. It was really good. I have made salmon croquettes (desperation meal with canned salmon) but never the chicken ones. Chicken croquettes are tremendously better.

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  3. I would not worry about the spacing of the recipes, either. That takes all the joy out of the endeavor. I absolutely love salmon croquettes. But, I have never had chicken croquettes. I doubt I would do the sauce just because I would be exhausted by the time I got the chicken done. You can make some for me. oh, and I would have no wine around here.

    Salmon croquettes, blackeyed peas, and turnip greens is one of my favorite meals. Oh, I did not get the blackeyed peas cooked, either. I was still ill. I am officially giving myself one month to eat those and count it lucky. Oh, I could sub chicken for salmon and count it as delicious.

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    1. I don't like the consistency of canned salmon, so I have never been a big fan of salmon croquettes, though the black eyed peans and turnip greens are a winner any day here

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  4. I'm going to love this series. If you don't mind, can I link up on my Sam in the Kitchen page when I try out a recipe? I also want to talk with you about a new site I am hoping to start that might be an opportunity to collaborate. I'll sen dyou an e-mail when I am done salivating at these.

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    1. This recipe is my top link on my Sam's Kitchen page: https://newframereference.blogspot.com/p/recipes.html

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  6. While I think these look good, I don't know how they'd go over with my husband who does not like mayo or mustard or onions--all of the things giving them flavor.

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  7. Yum! I think I'm going to like this goal!

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    1. I hope it will be fun and not seem like a chore.

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  8. What a great goal. We too often get locked into creating/recreating only familiar recipes.

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    1. I get stuck in a rut too easily, so I am trying to climb out of it.

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  9. I love trying new recipes. The chicken looks delicious, but I'm on the hunt for lower fat too. My thing right now is looking for different soup recipes!

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  10. We have been eating soup like crazy lately, mainly because we are in a cold (to us) snap.

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  11. I’ve never heard of these, but thanks for sharing this recipe. I have some chicken thighs I need to use up. I always buy some every year in hopes my daughter will eat them. She never does.,...not matter how I cook them. I’m wondering if I can disguise them in these.

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  12. Tasty! I need to expand my recipe horizons...maybe one a month though :)

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    1. I need to push myself. Once a week is my goal but it's only week 1 so who knows.

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  13. I make these but make them into strips, my kids thought they were chicken nuggets:)

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    1. I had never tried them before. I know my guys would have loved them when they were kids.

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  14. I really should try some of the recipes you post, Anne. They all sound delicious! We make something we call cutlets, with ground beef or fish - they are mixed with onions, seasonings, mashed potatoes, dipped in a beaten egg, breaded, and fried. The chicken croquettes sound similar.

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    1. I have only made them with salmon using fracker bits and an egg for a binder, but no breading

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  15. Looks tasty, Anne. What a great goal for the year - especially when you are not going to "strangle yourself with self-imposed rules!"

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    1. No one can beat me up better than I can, so I had to make a rule that I would not create self chaos.

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  16. This goal sounds very interesting and tasty.

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    1. They are good enough that TheHub wants them again soon

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  17. THose look super yummy, Anne!

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  18. Thanks for your comment the other day Anne :) and the shout out on this post! A question - are the 52 recipes going to all be ones you create/invent yourself? I don't think I've made more than a couple of my own recipes, my soup being one. I love what you do on your blog - wish I had your talent!

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    1. Generally I find a recipe and tweak it because I am not a very good rule follower. What I post is how I make it, though sometimes I use the original recipe and just let you know where my tweaks were. I figure in the thousands and thousands of years of humans cooking there is not a lot of invention left.

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