Creating a blog was out of the question for a long time for me, as measuring everything in the kitchen was like biting into an eggshell. I enjoy cooking and don’t want to waste even a slightest bit of enjoyment in that small world of mine. But little did I know that everything will change, when my husband came home with the Oscar nominated film ‘Julie and Julia’( a real life story) where Julie Powell (part played by Amy Adams) challenged herself to make all the 524 recipes from Julia Child's cook book ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ and blogging all her experiences (The Julie/Julia Project). It was an inspiring movie. A few days later when we were discussing this casually with a friend of ours over tea…everything changed dramatically…..” How about you making at least half of it in one year? Not French but your own. 262 recipes that will inspire others and present it as a blog?” For a minute my mind traveled faster than light… With an experience as a helper in my mother in laws kitchen for 6 years followed by a three year everyday struggle to satisfy the palate of my foodie husband, if I cannot do it then why should I cook? But on the other side with an experience in English literature extending no more than expanding outline stories in English grammar class when I was 18 and two small kids that come in handy at times, will a commitment for the next one year work? Anyway my ‘cook's ego’ didn’t allow me to say no...

So my friends …here I am opening my recipe book, trying to perfect and present 262 recipes in the coming 365 days….A Challenge that will of course tastes good. Come.. Have a walk with me along my journey.. Cheering and inspiring….Forgiving and tolerating…Testing and tasting….for ‘A Tasty Challenge’

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chicken Sliders

Recipe No: 289
This is a very easy and tasty appetizer that can be converted to a full meal with the addition of some Fries and a Salad. I made this with Chicken, but you can substitute it with any meat of your choice. With a hint of Chinese taste, this will satisfy any non vegetarian palate.
Ingredients                                            Makes 8
To make the Patties
  • Ground Chicken………...1 lb/ 450 grams (raw Chicken is a must)
  • Red Chilly Powder….....1/2 Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper powder...1/4 Teaspoon
  • Ginger Garlic Paste……1 Teaspoon
  • Coriander Leaves………1 Tablespoon (chopped fine)
  •  Salt to taste
To fry and make the sliders
  • Butter………………………2 + 2 Tablespoons
  • Oil…………………………..2 Tablespoons
  • Dinner Rolls………….…8 (I used Potato Rolls; but any small buns will do)
To make the Sauce
  • Onion chopped fine…..1/2 Cup
  • Garlic chopped fine…..2 big cloves
  • Ketchup…………………..2 Tablespoons
  • Chilly Garlic Sauce….1 Tablespoon (If not available, please use 1/2 Teaspoon Sambal Oelek.)
  • Worcestershire Sauce...1/2 Teaspoon
  • Dark Soy Sauce…….…..1 Teaspoon
  • Water……………………....1/4 Cup
Method of Preparation
  1. Mix all the ingredients to make the patties thoroughly. Divide it into 8 equal sized portions.
  2. Make each portion into a patty approximately the diameter of your buns. Keep them aside.
  3. In a wide pan on high heat, melt Butter and Oil together. Once heated, place the patties in a single layer and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the patties are nicely browned on one side.
  4. Turn them over and let the other side also brown for about 3 minutes. (By this time the patties will be mostly cooked through.)
  5. Once browned on both sides, remove the patties from the pan and keep them aside.
  6. To the remaining Oil (add a bit more if needed) add the chopped Onion and Garlic; sauté till slightly wilted.
  7. Add Ketchup, Chilly Garlic Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, Soy Sauce and Water; mix well and slide the patties back into the sauce. (Add the liquid oozed out of the patties (if any) too.)
  8. Let it cook for a minute on both sides in the sauce or till the sauce is reduced considerably. (A bit of the remaining sauce is good.) 
  9. In the mean time, cut the dinner rolls horizontally into two, apply a light pat of Butter on the cut sides of both halves and toast them in another pan on high heat. (You have to toast them only on the cut sides.) Once slightly browned, take and keep them on a plate ready for the patties. Repeat this with all the Rolls.
  10. Place the patties on the bottom half of the Rolls and spoon the remaining sauce equally on top of the patties.
  11. Place the other half of the bun on top of the patty and serve hot.
Notes
  • Water is an enemy in making patties. So make the minced Chicken as dry as possible. (Meaning remove all the Water content with a kitchen tissue.)
  • The minced Chicken mixture is usually on the sticky side; so please rub your palms with Oil to reduce sticking.
  • The patties will be mostly cooked during frying itself, but by putting them in the sauce you can ensure that it is fully cooked. Before taking it off the stove, please check at least one patty for 'doneness'. The color of the meat will change from pink to almost white when fully cooked.
  • If you don't have  a pan to fry all patties at one time, please do it in batches.
 






Make it, enjoy the deliciousness and 
serve it to your family with love…

5 comments:

sojo said...

Kothiyaavunne!!!

Julie said...

Yummmmmilicious..oru parcel poratte :-)

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Vimitha Anand said...

Sliders look so saucy and delicious... :)

Teena Mary said...

wow..this is super tempting!!! Loved the recipe!!!

Lavanya said...

Looks yummy.
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