Welcome to my favorite family recipes, and some of my own discoveries. All of the recipes published here will be “tried and true”. I grew up with many of these recipes. My mom is a very good cook. We were a working class family, but we always had good food. Nothing fancy, but everything was good. I will also be sharing Mom’s best cake recipes.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Aunt Lynette’s Chicken Patties
This is my Aunt Lynette’s Chicken Patties recipe.Chicken patties are similar to salmon
patties, a Southern staple.Isn’t food
twice as good when great memories are attached?Aunt Lynette is one of the sweetest people you could ever meet, the
epitome of the genteel Southerner.She made
chicken patties for our family potluck dinners, which are fairly big
affairs.My mom is from a family of
eight children, so dinners are a pretty big deal with lots of aunts, uncles,
Chicken patties were always a colossal hit at dinners, and
everyone looked forward to them.She
made at huge batch, with silver dollar sized patties.I always made a quick pass of the tables, to
get a couple chicken patties, and one of my Aunt Totsie’s Glorified
Brownies.Once those favorites were on
my plate, I’d go back for the rest of my food.
When you look at the ingredients, the chicken patties have
relatively few components, yet they are uncommonly delicious.
1/3 cup butter
½ cup flour
1 ¾ cups milk
2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
½ cup crushed saltine crackers
½ tsp onion salt
Dash of pepper
1 cup fine bread crumbs such as Progresso
1- In a small saucepan prepare cream sauce by whisking flour
into milk.Add butter.Heat on medium, stirring constantly until
sauce is thickened.Set aside to
2- In a bowl, combine chopped chicken, cracker crumbs, onion
salt, pepper, and egg.
3- Add one cup of the cream sauce.
4- Chill mixture, then shape into 8 patties.
5- Roll patties in bread crumbs.
6- Fry patties in hot oil, about 375°, until golden
Serve with cheese sauce, below.
Cream sauce from above
½ cup milk
8 oz cheese
1- Blend ½ cup milk with remaining cream sauce.Heat, but do not boil.
2- Add cheese into hot cream sauce, stirring until melted.
3- Spoon cheese sauce over chicken patties.
Notes on Chicken Patties
I’ve only had the cheese sauce one time, and for me it just
distracted from the marvelous taste of the chicken patties.Aunt Lynette never made it for the family
dinner chicken patties either.
I doubled the recipe for the chicken patties and used all
the cream sauce in making the patties.That
means keeping the butter, milk, and flour the same, and doubling everything else.My patties were a little “wet”, so I wound up
adding a few more cracker crumbs.Next
time I will measure the sauce, use two cups, and throw any excess away.