What’s Cooking – Quick dinners – Turkey Flippers

My Turkey Flippers
My Turkey Flippers

To be honest I have no idea how to call this recipe (in case you spotted my made up name above) – it is something like a drop scone, but its Polish name RACUCHY doesn’t have an English equivalent.

Normally racuchy are a sweet cuisine, but someone somewhere sometime ago decided that it doesn’t have to be this way. It was changed and adapted to function as a savoury dish. It is my recipe, for a change, and I have been cooking it for as long as I can remember.  The recipe is quick, easy, really tasty and what’s most important is you can add to it just about any ingredients you desire depending on your mood or the fridge contents.

So what will you need to create your basic Turkey Flipper?

All of this will do just fine,  but remember you can add something special if that is what your heart or stomach desire
All of this will do just fine,
but remember you can add something special if that is what your heart or stomach desire

Ingredients list:

500g of British turkey breast, cubed small – Red Tractor approved
2 eggs
2tbsp of flour
50ml of milk – Red Tractor approved
Good handful of your favourite cheese, grated – Red Tractor approved
Salt
Pepper
Mix herbs
Goose fat or lard, for frying

Optionally depending on what you fancy, you can add mushrooms, onion, papers, chillies…  the possibilities here are endless…

Method:

  1. Prepare your turkey by cutting it into small cubes – not too small as you want to taste it
  2. Mix the eggs, milk and flour all together until you have smooth, double cream like batter
  3. Add salt, pepper and herbs to taste and mix well
  4. Grate a good handful of cheese
  5. Add turkey and grated cheese and mix well
  6. Now you are ready to fry!
  7. Make sure that your frying pan is hot. Do not make your “Flippers” to big as they will be difficult to turn over and there is a possibility that they will fall apart or worse not cook in the middle.
  8. Fry for 3-4 minutes on one side
  9. Turnover and fry again fry for 4-5 minutes
  10. Once both sides are golden brown remove from the heat and serve

They go very well together with freshly prepare Caesar salad, especially if you have some homemade dressing and croutons.

And once again, this time with some pictures 🙂

Prepare your turkey by cutting it into small cubes – not too small as you want to taste it
Prepare your turkey by cutting it into small cubes – not too small as you want to taste it
Mix the eggs, milk and flour all together until you have smooth, double cream like batter
Mix the eggs, milk and flour all together until you have smooth, double cream like batter
Add salt, pepper and herbs to taste and mix well
Add salt, pepper and herbs to taste and mix well
Grate a good handful of cheese
Grate a good handful of cheese
Add turkey and grated cheese and mix well
Add turkey and grated cheese and mix well
Now you are ready to fry!
Now you are ready to fry!
Make sure that your frying pan is hot.  Do not make your “Flippers” to big as they will be difficult to turn over  and there is a possibility that they will fall apart or worse not cook in the middle.
Make sure that your frying pan is hot.
Do not make your “Flippers” to big as they will be difficult to turn over
and there is a possibility that they will fall apart or worse not cook in the middle.
Fry for 3-4 minutes on one side
Fry for 3-4 minutes on one side
Turnover and fry again fry for 4-5 minutes
Turnover and fry again fry for 4-5 minutes
Once both sides are golden brown remove from the heat and serve
Once both sides are golden brown remove from the heat and serve
They go very well together with freshly prepare Caesar salad,  especially if you have some homemade dressing and croutons
They go very well together with freshly prepare Caesar salad,
especially if you have some homemade dressing and croutons

* This recipe is my entry into British Turkey Blogger Recipe Competition in association with British Turkey and Red Tractor.

What’s Cooking – Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing
Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

From what I can gather Caesar Salad Dressing is one of the most popular dressings used by English people.

At first I wasn’t a big fan of this taste, but as the years passed by I simply got used to it and now I cannot imagine a salad without it. You can buy it in just about every food shop I can think of but what about making it from scratch? It is actually very quick and easy and once you have all the ingredients you can create it in the matter of minutes. Mark uses this as a base recipe and fiddles with the ingredients depending on the taste desires of those eating such as in/decreasing the amount of anchovies.

Ingredients list to create your very own Caesar Salad Dressing
Ingredients list to create your very own Caesar Salad Dressing

Ingredients list:

  •  1 egg – we used a duck egg but a chicken egg will do just fine
  • 4 anchovy fillets, buy the best you can afford it makes a big difference
  • 100ml of olive oil
  •  1tbsp of lemon juice
  • Few dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  •  2 cloves of garlic
  •  Salt
  • Pepper

Now for the method:

Place an egg, garlic and anchovies in your food blender.

Time to blend it up...
Time to blend it up…

Pulse mix until just combined. Add the lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce and continue mixing. Whilst your blender is running slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the mixture looks smooth and has the consistency of double cream.

Almost done...
Almost done…

Add salt and pepper to taste. Try your creation and if you don’t screw your face up then place the dressing into an air tight container and keep in the fridge until needed.

That’s all!

You just made your very own homemade Caesar salad dressing. Enjoy!

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