Friday, November 21, 2014

Chicken and Kohlrabi Slaw Bites

They say necessity is the mother of invention.

Chicken Kohlrabi Slaw Bites
For a cook, you also need a pantry.

I wanted to bring something fun to nosh on after a talk at the library this week.  I had some hummus in the fridge and was planning on picking up some pita chips on my way into town, but...

I kept thinking I could/should make something.  

And by gum, I finally had a brainstorm.   This was after half freezing my fingers off trying to find some stuff in my little chest freezer.

I felt like I was on an archeological dig, but somewhere in the frozen north.

I was looking for inspiration in all the wrong places.  Kinda.

I had some Mini Fillo tart shells in the freezer, which were already baked.  I had thought of maybe making some Spanakopita bites, but couldn't find the spinach.  I guess I used it already.

But I got my AHA!!!! moment when I looked in the pantry and found my stash of canned chicken.  I'd bought it for hurricane season.
And then there was the Kohlrabi languishing, semi forgotten in the fridge.
I'd meant to eat it, but kept planning meals that didn't include it.

So...

I peeled and shredded up the Kohlrabi,
then pulled an apple out and peeled and shredded that as well.
All I needed was some kind of dressing.   And there the pantry came into its own.

I had a jar of Major Grey's Chutney and mixed that almost half and half with some mayonnaise,



Then smooshed up the drained can of chicken, and mixed them all together. 
Then I tasted it.
OMG, I think I could have eaten the whole bowlful right then and there.
I did hold out some of the kohlrabi and apple mixture, just in case there were some people who didn't eat meat.   And filled a couple of shells with just that, but the rest of the shells got the full treatment.
Filled up the Fillo shells and I have to say, 
I'm so going to make this again.  It was very tasty.  The slight sweetness from the chutney totally complemented the apple and kohlrabi as well as the chicken.

And I got all kinds of compliments on them as well.   

Recipe:

1 small Kohlrabi, peeled and shredded
1 apple, peeled and shredded
1 can chicken in water, 15 oz. size
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup Major Grey's Chutney

Mix all together and serve in baked fillo shells or inside a mini croissant for a light lunch.

I'm thinking this might be good for Tapas?

 
Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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