Friday, 12 June 2009

Quick and easy

This is a very quick and easy recipe. If you don't have time to make the oatcakes, it's also very nice with shop bought oatcakes.

Chicken Pate with Scottish Oatcakes

For the pate

1 large onion, chopped
50g butter
300g cooked chicken
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4tbsp double cream
1-2tbsp dry sherry
1tsp cayenne pepper

Fry the onion in butter until soft. Add the chicken to the onion, mince, or put in a blender. Add the cream and cayenne and just enough sherry to moisten. Season to taste and blend until smooth.

Place in a dish and refrigerate until needed

Scottish Oatcakes

1tbsp bacon fat
100g medium oatmeal
A good pinch of salt
A good pinch of Bicarbonate of soda
Tepid water to mix

Melt the fat and add to the dry ingredients.

Mix to a softish dough with water.

Sprinkle a little oatmeal on a board. Turn dough onto it and knead to remove any cracks.

Roll out and cut into even sized triangles.

Bake on a hot, dry griddle until the edges start to curl. Toast second side under the grill, until crisp, but not brown.

Cool and serve with chicken pate.

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