Thursday, March 11, 2010

# cooking thursday

Cooking Thursday!

Won't you join me and share with us one of your new recipes, or an old family favorite, you can even throw in a recipe for homemade soaps or detergents (just remember to specify).

For the guidelines, you can go here.


One of my favorite Portuguese dishes, they do take a bit of prep but are well worth the time. You can use chicken, shrimp or even tuna for the filling, or make a few of each as I do :)



2 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of butter
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups of flour

Add the milk, butter, salt and pepper to a pan and cook over medium heat until the milk begins to boil. Add the flour all at once and stir quickly, continue stirring until the dough forms a ball and unsticks from the sides of the pan.

Remove the dough to a floured counter and allow to cool completely. I knead it every once in a while to prevent a crust from forming.

For the Filling:
Cooked chicken (I used two bags of the cooked grilled chicken)
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
About a cup of milk
About 2 tablespoons of flour
salt and pepper to taste

In a skillet, add a little bit of olive oil, not much at all, add the onions and the garlic.

Cook over medium heat for a few minutes until onion is tender. Add the chicken, salt and pepper to taste.

I then add about a cup or so of milk and about 2 or so tablespoons of flour, then stir really well to dissolve well. Cook for a minute or so until thickened. You're pretty much making a bechamel sauce.

To make the rissoles:

Roll the dough out, you don't want it very thick or very thin. It's so hard to explain these things, I'm a visual person LOL

Using a glass or mug, cut circular shapes out of the dough.

Drop a heaping teaspoon into the middle of the dough, use a little bit of water around the edges and fold in half. Seal tightly. Set aside.

Dip the rissoles in beaten egg and then bread crumbs and fry until golden brown.

These cook pretty fast so please keep an eye on them, pretty much one minute or so per side.

You don't have to cook them all, they freeze really well and I always have some in the freezer for a quick lunch or snack on the weekends.



  1. These look really good!! I'm going to have to try them. Hope all is well with you!!

  2. this week i'm sharing my secret for making steel cut oats on the stove top in 7 minutes!

    also, i invite all of you cooking thursday fans to participate in big words little foodies recipe swap on tuesdays. all you need is a recipe and a funny quote/story about what a kiddo said about your food.

  3. This looks really good!

  4. These look absolutely amazing and thank you for passing along the recipe!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  5. These look fantastic. My kind of food.....

  6. Yummy sounding recipe. Do you deep fat fry them? I rarely do that anymore.


  7. These look wonderful!

  8. Oh my goodness....I really must come visit you....I love fried food but never cook it (C: these look soo good. I may have to try them sometime


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