Some of the previous ingredients in this recipe weren't GAPS friendly, and the recipe was more complicated. Since these have become a staple of our diet...several nights a week, and Noah practically begs for these little guys, I have simplified our lives! :) They are also great for kids who don't love veggies, since you have tons of veggies hiding in the batter, they are perfect for even the most discriminating pallet! :)
Noah refers to these as his sandwiches and would pound them for breakfast/lunch/dinner everyday if I let him!
So without further delay I bring you the new recipe. (the older recipe is still really good!)
1lb green beans cooked, drained of excess water
4 cups chicken leftovers (or slightly less)
2 onions, peeled, and cut in half
1 clove elephant garlic (or 2 regular cloves)
1/2 cup butter (for frying them)
Place the onions and garlic in the food processor, and process until really really tiny. Add in the green beans and process until finely chopped. Than add the eggs and allow the processor to run until the batter is rising and slightly airy. Add in the chicken, and just pulse in until the chicken is cut into fine pieces, but isn't pureed completely.
Heat a cast iron skillet to medium heat and let is completely warm. Place 1/2 tbsp butter in the skillet and let is spread around the pan and melt. Take a small handful of the chicken mixutre and put it into a ball, and press it down into a "pancake" in your palm. The pancake shouldn't be any larger than your palm or you will have a really hard time flipping it. The skillet I use is about 10 inches and I can fit 4 "tots" in with some room to spare for flipping. They take a little while to brown up (about 3 minutes or so per side) Have the oven on warm, and take the finished tots and place them on a baking sheet to keep warm, or serve them right from the pan!
After removing each set of tots from the pan, place another 1/2 Tbsp of butter in the pan and let it melt, than add your 4 tots to it! :) I find the pan needs a little scrapping after 3 or so batches or they start to stick a little and you lose the browning.
These quantities make about 36-40 chicken tots enough for a feast and leftover meals and snacking! :)
We love these with Saurkraut over a salad, and Noah loves these with any variety of a pureed veggie. He tells us it is his dipping sauce! :) Enjoy and let me know what you think!