Product Review: Match Meat “chicken” + Chicken Croquettes

Here’s the other Match Meat product I purchased recently- their version of “chicken”. I have tons of other fake chicken around the house, but this is different because it’s minced- it’s all ground up, kind of what you would use in chicken salad. And that’s what I was going to make with it, until I changed my mind and went with Chicken Croquettes. I looked around for some recipes, and got some ideas, then I came up with my own version.  You can shape these into patties or balls. We used to get vegetarian chicken croquettes at a restaurant in DC (Georgia Brown’s) until we discovered that most of what they say is vegetarian really isn’t. So that took care of that. These were really good. REALLY good. I had some leftover, so today for lunch I microwaved one and then smushed it, and ate it on some toast. It was kind of like a crunchy chicken salad. I served the croquettes last night with some mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, and buttermilk biscuits.

rating: 9.5

(Faux) Chicken Croquettes

Ingredients:

2 cups minced “chicken”- I used Match Meat
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs (I used Italian-seasoned)
2 eggs, beaten
1 onion, sauteed (I sauteed mine in 1 tbsp butter)
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp poultry seasoning
panko, for frying
oil, for frying

Directions:

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together (except for the panko and oil). Form into patties or balls, and roll in panko to coat. Heat oil in a large pan and fry the croquettes, turning as they brown lightly.

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