Friday, August 28, 2009

Chicken and Ginger Patties

Tonight the kids had asked for "party food" (some dim sims, nuggets, etc) as they wanted to watch a movie, after all it was a Friday night....
However I wasn't excited about the thought of dinner being frozen from boxes and as I had some chicken mince that needed using but for some reason all I could think of was "fish cakes" - go figure? Anyway so basing my thoughts on the idea of fish cakes I replaced the fish with the chicken mince and went from there. These patties turned out to be very quick and easy to prepare.
I love the flavour combination of chicken, ginger and spring onion. It is quite a refreshing and unique taste. You could even add some chillies to this if you like.

They must have been okay as there was none left... I think I managed to get 2 or 3 of them.

Chicken and Ginger Patties

Serves: 20
Points per serve: 1/2

500 grams chicken mince
4 spring onions finely sliced
1 tablespoon grated ginger
freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce

In a large bowl mix chicken, onions, ginger, salt, pepper, sugar and soy sauce together until well combined.

With wet hands shape spoonfuls of mixture into small patties. Place on an oven tray that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Once all patties have been made spray with cooking spray again. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Heat a large non stick fry pan over a medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray. Working in batches cook the patties for 2 - 3 minutes each side or until browned and cooked through. Drain on paper towel and keep warm. Repeat until all patties are cooked.

Tip: Freeze patties prior to cooking.

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