Quick and easy chicken patties

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened”.

This is my favourite part from the bible. It´s the seventh and eighth verses of the seventh chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and is part of the Sermon on the Mount.

I had an unpleasant day the other day and I was just wondering “What do other people do if they had a bad day”? What do you do?

Do you mix a cocktail, have a shot of tequila? Do you make your favourite food? Do you listen to good music or have a nice relaxing bath?

When I´ve had a bad day, I´ll go to the kitchen and I let the chopping, grating and baking calm me down. It´s so relaxing, I guess I can totally compare it with yoga! It gives me peace. I usually chop onions when I´ve had a very bad/sad day because then I can blame the onions 🙂

onion-with-faceThe other version for relaxation for me is shopping, of course. Just get several bags of new shoes and purses! Works every time 🙂

Anyways, I guess I should include a recipe to this post, it is a cooking blog after all 🙂  I´ll go with a very easy recipe – chicken patties. Prep time is literally 15 minutes or less.

IMG_0173Makes 9 medium chicken patties.

1 pound of ground chicken

1 medium onion

1 egg

1 slice of thick bread

salt, spices

1/4 cup flour

butter or oil for frying

1. Cut onion into cubes, fry them with butter until golden brown  *frying is optional, I just don´t like raw onions

IMG_01322. Put ground chicken in a medium bowl.

3. Soak piece of bread in water for 5-10 seconds until it´s soggy, then squeeze the water out from 1/4 pcs at the time and crumble it to the ground chicken.

sai4. Add egg, fried onions, salt and spices to the mix. Mix well. I used kitchen aid mixer, 1 minute was enough!

IMG_01485. Roll them in flour, both sides and fry them with oil or butter. I used sesame oil this time! I just really like the smell 🙂

IMG_01526. Fry 3-4 minutes each side in a high medium settings and then put them in the oven for 400 F till they reach an internal temperature of 165 F. Took about 7 minutes for me.

IMG_0170Serve with whatever you like, I served it with asparagus and mashed sweet potato. Patties will never fail you, they always taste good! It might of been the first food that I learned how to cook with my mother.

I started cooking at a very early age.  We were making waffles with my brother, way before I went to school 😉 And I was given the task of pealing potatoes every now and then, starting I guess from age 8 or so 😉 I remember I did not like that at all 🙂  My father always commented how thick of a peel I was taking and I would never get married because of that 🙂 He was wrong 🙂 *You need to remember, it was on Soviet Union time!

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