Chicken Croquettes

Well welcome to December, where it is now acceptable to play Christmas tunes and generally get that festive feeling.

On 1st December 2014, This was Dinner


  • Finely chop an onion
  • Finely chop a stick of celery
  • Poach a couple of chicken breasts until cooked then shred the chicken
  • Boil and mash some potatoes
  • Beat a couple of eggs
  • Crush some cornflakes
  • Chop some parsley
  • Get oil, plain flour & seasoning ready


Add some oil to a pan and soften the onion and celery, leave to cool.

Mix the onion mixture with the chicken, potato and parsley. Season well.

Roll into croquette shapes and dip in the flour, then the beaten egg. Roll in the cornflakes and chill for at least half an hour.

Heat some oil in a pan and fry gently on all sides until cooked through.

We had them with two different sauces that I had saved in the freezer from other meals, a cajun sauce and a curry one. Both were great, we just shared the plates. There is still a massive bagful of these in the freezer which will come in handy at Christmas.



The original recipe can be found in ‘One Recipe a Hundred Sauces’ book where they whizz everything up in a processor. I made mine a little more rustic.

Do you watch The Walking Dead? Do you? They put THE worst spoiler on Facebook for the mid-season ‘finale’ this morning even though here in England we don’t get the episode until tonight. I was beyond angry! There’s been an apology but it is far too late for that.

On 2nd December 2014, This was Dinner

As much as I don’t like to have takeaways too often, we went to a new event in Sheffield tonight and were both too hungry and too tired to cook. There was also the issue of the only meal on the menu containing more potato :-/. So that’s two takeaways in three days I’m ashamed to say. I had a kebab.

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