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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Leftovers

There are only four of us in the house and sometimes no matter how little I cook, there will still be leftovers. Freezing them is easy, what's difficult is serving them...again. The chicken tend to get chewy, the pasta, soggy, the soup and vegetables are just unattractive the second time. What's left for me to do is to recreate new dishes in order to salvage the still good to eat food.

I have been collecting a few dishes of chicken leftovers, ayam masak kicap la, goreng kunyit la, masak kari la, roast chicken la, round them all up, bits and pieces of them, and began to carik the flesh. Whilst carik-mencariking, thought to dish up a new presentation of the chicken flesh. Yes, the flesh, the chunky ones. And below was what I came up with.

Chicken Cobbler

Cobblers are basically savoury scones. There are a complete meal in one dish and requires minimal preparation- I loike.

Prepare your chicken, you can use leftovers or boil the fleshy parts of the chicken before tearing them to pieces. You need around 10 big fleshy pieces.


My leftover chicken. I washed them up first.



You also need a stick of carrots(grated)
2 sticks of celery, (thinly sliced)
Yellow onion, also sliced or cubed.
you can add mushrooms or any other vegetables you like. I only had carrots at the time.

Half cup of milk
half cup of water mixed with 1 tablespoon of cornflour
1 tablespoon of tomato sauce
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
A sprinkle of shredded cheese, the more the merrier
salt and pepper to taste

Lightly fry the onions till fragrant. Add the carrots and other vegetables and let it blend with the onions for 5 minutes. Pour in the milk and the cornflour mix. Then add in the tomato and the Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Cook till everything is well incorporated and has thickened. Remove it from the wok to your oven dish. Leave it to cool.

It should look like this.


For the cobbler


300gm of all purpose flour,
1/4 teaspoon of salt,
4 teaspoon of baking powder,
100gm of chilled butter(cubed)
1/2 cup milk,
1 tablespoon of Mayonnaise,

Sift all the dry ingredients, flour, salt, baking powder. Rub in the butter until it crumbs. Pour in the milk and mayo and knead everything till it forms a workable ball.



Refrigerate for ten minutes. After that just roll out and drape it over your oven dish with the chicken filling tadi. Traditionally cobblers ni are formed into balls just like scones and place ontop of the cooked chicken. But I was too lazy to do that, so I just rolled it out like a pie dish.

Brush the top with yolk and pierce the surface with your fork to let the steam out whilst cooking.


Cook at 200 Celsius for 20 minutes (please pre heat your oven first k for at least 15 minutes.) Serve warm.



We finished the whole dish in one sitting! That was today's dinner folks.
Have a good weekend.

7 treats:

SumaiyyahAbidah said...

If you need an extra tummy to be filled, I can always help :)

- azlin - said...

Ija, have you tried chicken crumble ? :) same filling as your cobbler..but top macam apple crumble..the many ways of using up leftover chicken ! hehehe...i oso loike !

Wiz said...

Sumaiyyah- Would love to share, if you are near Sumaiyyah.

Kak Lin- No I haven't tried but I reserve crumble for all my sweet dishes coz I tend to put extra sugar in my crumble, extra butter too!

R&R Family in Germany said...

Ija...I also like! Macam Peach Cobler but the savoury version. But in this house selalu tak der leftover. Must make it with fresh chicken la nampak gayanya. Thanks for the recipe.

Wiz said...

Kakyong- Sedap! it is not like pie, dia in between roti and pie. It will naik gebu tau. I came up with the recipe with the things yg ada kat rumah ni. Actually lain measurements dia but this works out beautifully. Dont skip the mayo k. But if you have sour cream pun ok. The filling lagi basah lagi better.

KG said...

tqs wiz! i loved this kind of one complete meal senang dan cepat masak whn i get back home frm work!

Wiz said...

Yani- I am all about one pot meals. Why torture yourself when you will be the one doing the cleaning up! Thanks.