I don’t really order chicken out because I assume that I can make chicken recipes. However, sometimes I avoid chicken recipes because I think beef, pork, and others are more exciting even though I like chicken. Lately, though, I have really been trying some chicken recipes – remember that roasted chicken. Here is a recipe from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution – chicken breats with crispy posh ham – yes, please.
I decided to serve these with Julia Child’s potato pancakes. I love these. They are dinner food but remind me of breakfast. My dad has a strict no breakfast food at other times besides breakfast time policy, which he apparently inherited from his dad. Making these potato pancakes makes me feel a little bit like a rebel. However, when I got this cookbook years ago this was the first recipe that I made and it was at dinner time for my parents, so these were approved as dinner time food. I’m going to guesstimate the recipe because I don’t have the cookbook with me.
8 oz cream cheese
Several peeled and then grated potatoes
Handfuls of grated Swiss cheese
Glug of cream or whole milk
Beat the cream cheese and egg. Stir in grated potatoes, Swiss cheese, pepper, and chopped onion. Julia also suggests that mushrooms and ham would be optional but good additions, but since I had a non-mushroom eater and ham wrapped chicken I didn’t add these, but you could. Add glugs of cream until you have the consistency of cole-slaw. I don’t really do cole-slaw so I just add a glug or two. It is very scientific.
Heat butter in a pan. When it is hot, add heaping spoonfuls of your batter into the pan. I usually flatten the batter into a pancake form with the back of a spoon.
Flip after about three minutes.
I usually can fit about three at a time. When the first batch is done I put them on a tray in a warm oven so that I can make the rest.