Tuesday, October 14, 2014

BITTERBALLEN: THE DARING COOKS’ OCTOBER, 2014 CHALLENGE


Assalamo alaikum,

Bitterballen, never heard of it right me either ,no no it’s not a vegetable nor a fruit as you might be thinking its a name of a very delicious Dutch appetizer. That's  the beauty of the daring cook challenges in which we learn various countries cuisine and by participating in these challenges we get to try these delicious recipe 
 this month's daring cook's challenge was brought to us by Andrea from 4pure, she introduced us to one of her family favorites which is soon to become one of yours, too. Welcome to the world of Dutch Bitterballen!


This dish was so much fun to make and was delicious too. I really enjoyed it thanks Andrea for such a wonderful challenge .Now my dear readers here is the recipe I followed it for most part with some variations.so here it is hope you guys will try and enjoy it !!

BITTERBALLEN

RECIPE

ingredient :

1-1/3 lbs boneless chicken leg

2 cubes chicken stock

3 cups water

1 small onion 

1 stick butter

1 cup flour

salt, pepper,and nutmeg

coating :

flour

2 eggs beaten

Panko Japanese style breadcrumbs

oil for deep frying

Directions:

Boil chicken with water and chicken cube until fork tender


let it cool and shred it finely

take 2 cups of stock and set aside

chop  onion finely


make roux by melting butter and browing the onion for 2-3 mins

add all the flour and cook on medium heat for about 3 mins

now add stock keep stirring  bring to boil,cook on high simmer for another 5 mins

Add cooked and shredded chicken

Add salt.pepper and nutmeg

cool it in refrigerator by spreading the misture in a rimmed dish for about 2 hrs or better overnight

for outer covering take flour , egg mixture and panko bread crumbs in three bowls

make balls of about golf ball size  and coat them with flour then eggs and lastly bread crumbs

let the balls rest in refrigerator  for 30 mins

deep fry the ball in medium heat , it should take 2 to 4 minute for them to turn golden brown


note : these can be frozen for a month before fried and fry them right out of the freezer it might take a minute more to completely fry them.