Monday, February 3, 2014

GF Bitochki - (Russian Chicken and Dairy Burgers), Baked, Spiced Potatoes and Variations

I have been in the mood to cook this for months. There are many many variations of this food, most have meat, but I seen vegetarian versions.

Chicken Bitochki Mixture

4 bunches parsley chopped fine
1/2 pack green onions chopped fine
1 1/4 cup fat free Greek style yogurt (NOTE take the time to read the label and check the ingredients, there are brands with lots of additives)
1/2 cup flax
1/3 cup powdered cheddar cheese
1/2 cup ground parmesan cheese
Optional: two tablespoons of spaghetti sauce, (more for the color than the taste)

Spices in descending order:

Smoked hot paprika
Black pepper
Cayenne pepper

Stir well. Taste; adjust mixture as your taste prefers. Hold off on the salt for now even if you are sure you need it :)

16 oz ground chicken
2 eggs
stir again and cook a test patty, adjust recipe, (yes, this is where you add salt)

Serve with your favorite potato recipe, here is one:

1 potato per person, (I prefer Russet), scrubbed with a vegetable brush, and cut into 1 inch chunks
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pack fresh cremini mushroom, halved (or quartered if large)
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 pack green onions
Fresh rosemary, I am fairly aggressive with rosemary in baked dishes, so cut something like an 8" branch
Dried thyme to taste
Paprika, I prefer the dark red smoked hot variety
Salt, a 50/50 mixture salt/salt substitute, to taste
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

I cook this dish in lasagne pan, over to 450, best to pre-heat, check on potatoes after 20 minutes, when they pass the fork test and are golden brown, you have a hit.


Taco filling
Take the appropriate amount of basic mixture, add chili powder, red pepper, whatever seasonings you like in your taco mix. Cut an organic green pepper into thin strips about 1.5 inches long.

Cook the meat to a safe temperature let it cool to warm. Toss the green pepper into a high temperature skillet on high heat. Stir often. The only condiments I put out are salsa and guacamole.

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