Home-made chicken patties for Bubba

Weekends are meant for experimenting new recipes if I can help it and I’ve been trying to see if we can steer away for just plain old rice and soup with veggies and a meat. Since the pork dumplings were such a hit, I decided to try and make something pretty similar to them. Been wanting to try out baked chicken nuggets for the longest time, finally found a recipe that I think I can work with and decided to make them up for Bubba.

This turned out to be a recipe for keeps as it’s not only yummy for Bubba but also pretty darn yummy for the adults alike.  IMG_0326Sharing the recipe here if you are interested to replicate. 🙂

Home-made Chicken Patties (Recipe adapted from Food for Tots)
Makes about 20-24 patties

Ingredients:

  • 300g  of minced chicken
  • 1/2 large fresh pearl corn-on-the-cob (you could use normal corn, there is no need to pre-cook the corn)
  • 3 – 4 pieces of water chestnuts – finely diced
  • 3 pieces of fresh portbello mushrooms – finely diced
  • 1/4 white onion – minced (you could use red onion too)
  • ½ cup normal breadcrumbs/ panko crumbs (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 2 ½ tbsp cornflour
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 2 tsp olive oil (or normal cooking oil is fine too)

Seasoning:

  • 1 tsp home-made silverfish powder
  • 1/2 tsp home-made mushroom power
  • 1/2 tsp home-made garlic powder

Method:

  1. Put minced chicken, sweet corn kernels, water chestnuts, mushroom and onions into a mixing bowl and combine well. Add in breadcrumbs and cornflour to the mixture.
  2. Add in egg, seasoning and oil. Stir in one direction until the batter is well distributed.
  3. Heat a little oil in a non-stick pan. I used my hand to roll the marinated meat into small patties before dropping it into the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Cook the patties in batches.
  4. Transfer patties to a serving plate lined with kitchen paper. Best to serve warm.

IMG_0327Here’s a pic of my happy 15 month old toddler (then) enjoying the patty. We are big on baby-led weaning so to encourage Bubba to self-feed, I think the patties are a good way to let her enjoy her food in her own pace.

Also, some have asked me when I posted this on a Facebook group whether this is sufficient as a meal. I fed Bubba about 4 pieces of these patties along with some rice as well as her vegetable soup. I think these patties would make a good party meal too if you are ever hosting one for little tots. Try them and let me know how it goes with your little ones. 🙂

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