Saturday, April 30, 2011

"Chicken" Fried Dinner Patties

I got this recipe from an old ward we were in. I really wish I remembered the name of the woman who gave it to me. Maybe I'll be able to find a note around here somewhere. Anyway, this is a pretty good recipe for using up food storage items. It's also pretty tasty. I will say that I didn't think it tasted much like chicken, but for oats, I imagine it's about as close as I could get!

I will also say that I liked this recipe a little different from the way outlined here, so I'll give the directions to make the patties and then I'll tell you the alternate directions to make a "chicken" fried dinner.

"Chicken Fried" Dinner Patties
Servings: Approx. six "chicken" patties

3/4 c. finely chopped onion
1 small clove garlic, mince
3/4 c. quick oats
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. Montreal steak seasoning
1/2 tsp. ground sage

1/2 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 c. milk or yogurt
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. garlic salt

For frying:
3 Tbsp. oil

1/2 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk
1 packet chicken gravy mix or some other form of gravy mix.

Mix finely chopped onions, garlic, quick oats, eggs, seasonings. In large fry-pan, heat oil on medium high. Using a large spoon place a large spoonful of mixture at a time into hot oil and smooth mixture with back of spoon to create a patty. You could also your hands to try to create a patty before putting the mixture into the pan. This is kind of messy and sometimes the patties won't hold together very well {this is where I found my alternate method helpful}.
Brown well on both sides, turning only once {the more often you turn them, the more likely they are to fall apart}. Patties will be lightweight at this point.
Turn heat to lowest simmer. Mix soup, milk or yogurt and garlic salt in a medium sized bowl; spoon over patties, turning to coat both sides. Cover and simmer 30 to 40 minutes until all liquid is absorbed. {Carefully turn patties a time or two while they are simmering/absorbing liquids.}
Serve with rice or pasta and gravy.

Combine the soup, milk, and chicken gravy mix together. Bring to a boil in a medium sauce pan then turn down heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until thickened. If the gravy doesn't thicken enough, add about a tablespoon of flour and mix until fully incorporated.

Alternate Cooking Method:
Place the entire oat mixture into the pan with hot oil. Cook as if browning ground beef, just not quite as long. It only takes a couple of minutes. Then add the sauce to it and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. While the oat/sauce mixture is simmering, make some rice. When both the rice and the "chicken" fried dinner are finished, combine them together and top with gravy. 

1 comment:

camie said...

The emergency preparedness specialist in our ward would go crazy over this recipe! I'll have to pass it along.


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