Monday, 15 July 2013

Homemade Chicken Patties

Whenever I make burgers at home, I make these chicken patties instead of using frozen burger patties. One thing, by making your own chicken patties you end up having a much flavourful and juicy burger. However, these chicken patties are not only good for burgers, you can slice them up and add it to your sandwiches, wraps or salad.

Making these chicken patties is extremely simple and not a daunting process at all. Just start by mixing all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Once the ingredients are well incorporated, divide the mixture into four for large patties. If you want smaller patties, divide the mixture accordingly.

Next, shape the mixture into patties. Place the patties on a greased plate, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Remove the patties form the fridge after 30 minutes. Heat about a tablespoon of oil in a pan. Once the oil is heated up, place the patties. Do not overcrowd the pan. If your pan is small, do two or one patties at a time. Cook the patties for 2-3 minutes per side. When one side is done, flip over to the other side and continue to cook it for another 2 minutes. Once the patty  is done, remove from heat.

Place all the cooked patties in a baking tray lined with foil. Bake them for 10 minutes in the oven.

Remove the cooked patties from the oven and let it stand for 5-8 minutes before serving.

400g minced chicken
1 red onion, grated
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/2 carrot, grated
1 tbsp spring onion, chopped
2 tbsp parmesan
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1-2 tbsp oil, or more

1) In a large bowl mix well all the ingredients.
2) Divide the mixture according to the desired size of patties wanted. For large patties, I divided the mixture into 4.
3) Take the divided mixture and shape into patties.
4) Place the shaped patties on a greased plate. Cover the plate and refrigerate the patties for 30 minutes.
5) After 30 minutes, remove the patties from the fridge.
6) In a pan, heat about 1 tbsp of oil. Once the oil is hot, carefully place the patties. Do not overcrowd the pan.
7) Cook the patty 2-3 minutes per side. Once one side is done, flip the patty and cook the other side for another 2 minutes.
8) Once the patty is done, remove from heat and place on a plate. Repeat (6) & (7) for all other patties and add more oil if necessary.
9) Once all the patties are done, place the patties on a baking tray lined with foil.
10) Bake the patties for 10 minutes at 150 degree celcius.
11) Remove the patties from the oven and let it stand for 5-8 minutes before serving.

* This recipe yields 4 large patties.