Monday, March 15, 2010

Chicken Costolleta with Mashed Potato Balls

I saw this on a few blogs recently and knew it was definetly a recipe that should be made by me! After trying the recipe I think it's a food that will be made frequently, because it was delicious. The breading for the chicken cutlet was so crunchy and flavorful! I think I will take that part of this recipe and adapt it for other chicken dishes. Thank you, Joelen for posting this fantastic recipe.

Chicken Costolleta
(adapted slightly from Joelen's Crispy Chicken Costolleta )

2 lbs chicken breasts (cut thin and pounded)
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, whiked
2 tsp lemon juice
3 cups panko bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano
butter and olive oil for frying

1. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish.

2. Combine eggs and lemon juice in a bowl.

3. Combine breadcrumbs and cheese in different shallow dish.

4. Dredge chicken cutlet is flour then dip in egg mixture, and lastly in the breadcrumbs.

5. Heat medium size fry pan with 2 parts olive oil to one part butter. Fry chicken cutlets about 5-6 minute per side.

6. Top with sauce.
Cream Sauce

1 tbsp canola oil
2 garlic cloves, pressed
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/8 cup lemon juice
salt/ pepper
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp grated Pecorino Romano

1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan.

2. Add crushed garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes on low.

3. Pour in the cream and let reduce for 4-5 minutes.

4. Add in mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

5. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese.

Mashed Potato Balls

1 lb potatoes (peeled and cubed)
1 tbs butter
3/4 cup whole milk
salt and pepper to taste
panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup fontina cheese (finely cubed)
2 eggs beaten

1. Boil potatoes.

2. Drain potatoes and beat on low.

3. Add milk, butter, salt, and pepper. Let cool.

4. Fold in fontina cheese.
5. Shape into golfball sized balls.

6. Roll in panko breading.
7. Dip in beaten egg.

8. Roll in panko breading again.
9. Heat oil on high.

10. Drop mashed potatoe balls in oil for 5-10 seconds.

11. Remove with spider.


  1. yum! Those potatoes look great!

  2. OMG....that looks awesome!


  3. Mmmm! Everything looks great and I'm dying to try the mashed potato balls!

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  5. Wow, what a fabulous looking concoction! Now I'm getting hungry! :)

  6. That looks fabulous! I can see why you wanted to prepare this dish.

  7. Leftover mashed potatoes are a great use for the potato balls - and fun to eat! Yummmmmm.