Sunday, 24 October 2010

Let's Eat Bloghop....................

Welconme to Somerset, your next leg of the bloghop itinerary. You should have travelled about 75 miles West from the lovely Anne who not only is a fab cook but is cooking her own little ''bun in the oven''.............she's having her first baby in January, awwwwww. 3 cheers for her and her hubbie.

So hope you enjoyed your food over there. We are making something from leftovers on our blog as it is part of my family makeup. When I was a child, the Sunday roast always denoted what our meal would be on Monday and probably Tuesday if the mear stretched. If it was roast beef then it was Cottage pie if it was Lamb Shepherd's pie, if it was pork I cant remember, but if it was chicken it was always Chicken rissoles. I can remember my mum cooking these as if it was yesterday so it is her recipe book I have raided for this old family treat.

Chicken or turkey croquetttes


225-275g/8-10oz cooked chicken or turkey
1 small onion
25g/1oz plain flour
salt and black pepper
25g/1oz butter
125ml/1/4pint chicken stock or milk
1 egg
toasted breadcrumbs
Chop finely or mince cold chicken or turkey. 
Peel and finely chop the onion. 
Melt butter in a saucepan and add onion.  Cover and cook gently for 5 miinutes (don't allow to brown).
Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes.  Then add stock or milk and bring to the boil, stirring all the time to make a thick sauce. Add salt and pepper.
Take pan off heat and beat thoroughly to get a smooth mixture.
Add chicken/turkey and mix well.
Separate egg and add yolk to mixture.
Cover pan and set aside until cold.
Take tablespoons of mixture and with wetted hands form rounds about 1/2inch thick
Brush with egg white and roll in breadcrumbs.
Fry in a little butter or olive oil for 5-8 minutes, turning once.
Favourite with children.  Freeze well
Noiw my mum used to do a dip into egg then flour rather than breadcrumbs and we had them with mashed potato and peas,.........mmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhhhhhh. I hope you enjoy them as much as me. 

I love cooking myself and still cling to my childhood faves like the one above. My mum still has the old mincer she put the beef into to make Shepherd's pie and the same cookbook she was given back in the 60s. They do say the oldies are the best. I hope that my recipe favourites stand the test of time and get passed down to my friend's children and so forth.

So the next person to visit is the lovely Debs  who resides just north-easterly about 100 miles plus from here. Lets see what she has on her menu today shall we.......................


  1. Great recipe Jo, I will have to try this next time we have roast chicken. I do like to be resourceful when it comes to leftovers. Normally it's chicken curry!

  2. I love leftover recipes, our last chicken actually did us for 4 meals (or was it 5 in the end) never tried rissoles tho but will do now! thanks xxx

  3. Jo - YES! The good old chicken rissole is such a favourite here too - the kids love them and they have been a staple when I try to be the sneaky mum and get a few extra vegies into them!

  4. Have never tried a chicken rissole with the left overs but will be giving this a go for sure . Thanks :)

  5. Have never tried this,Jo...but definately will be....great way to use up the leftover chicken.

  6. I remember the roast beef followed by the cottage pie followed by hash! These sound yummy especially as I am a very keen on using every scrap available :)

  7. Thanks for such kind words about me. I love the way you described me as cooking my own little bun in the oven. How cute.
    I will keep this recipe in mind for when I have left over turkey at Christmas.

  8. We don't typically eat any differently on Sunday than on any other day, but when I was growing up it was very different. A chicken or a roast was definitely on the table, and I haven't had chicken croquettes in years. I loved them. Actually I hadn't even thought of them in years. Quite sure the men in my house would like them, too, so they'll be on the menu soon.

  9. I've never had chicken croquettes only salmon ones as a child. I'm sure this will be popular at our houise :)

  10. This is a new one to me, but I'm sure I'll give it a try.

  11. I've not heard of these before, and they sound yummy. I normall just use left over chicken in soups or sandwiches, but that gets a bit boring after a while, so I'll have to try these out! xx

  12. Now, we love anything with chicken in this house so this is bound to be a hit! I'm a great believer in using up leftovers - usually its risotto so a change will definitely be good.

    And you've had a blog change again too! I'm loving the owls.

  13. These sound really yummy! Will definitely try them

  14. Oh this sounds REALLY good!!! I'm really enjoying this blog hop - love reading about the wide variety of dishes from around the world. I'm getting really hungry...may need to take a break to eat a bite and then come back to finish the rest of the hop. :o)

  15. My favourite for Sunday lunch is roast lamb with all the trimmings. Will try this the next time we have roast chicken although to be honest there never is much left.

  16. Great recipe, thanks Jo :-) I'm pretty good at using up leftovers - often my lunch one day is whatever's left over from dinner the night before!! - and I love different ways to use up meat left from the Sunday roast so this is perfect :-) Goes very well with my own post, in fact ;-)

  17. very unique & do-able :) thx!
    and for stopping by FHC in the hop!
    your party for the 6th sounds FuN too - EnJOY :)

  18. This will be very interesting and useful to try.

  19. Yummy.
    I love casseroles from leftovers.


Hello and thank you so much for stopping by. It is always a pleasure to read the comments I receive and to meet new friends. I try and reply to comments on friend's blogs as much as possible. I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog and look forward to seeing you here again soon. Love Jo xxx