Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Sandwich That Wins The Race
This dish began, several years ago while we had a team of people working for us at the spring racing carnival. Since I always like to keep the team well fed, I was looking for a snack that was substantial to be part of a proper luncheon, yet small enough to be held in one hand to eat, assuming the other hand carries a glass of champagne. I couldn't go past the finger sandwich for it's ease and neatness, and chicken is the classic filling.
So after a little bit of experimentation The Racing Chicken Sandwich was born.(or is that hatched?)
This mixture can be whipped up in just a few minutes, and I discovered, can be frozen to be used another day. So I have taken to making batches in advance so that on the day they're required I just spread it on the bread and slice them into fingers. And they are really popular! So much so, I decided it was time to publish the recipe for those who've been seeking it.
If you've read my other recipes you might notice that I usually don't use pre-prepared ingredients. I make an exception with this, using a roasted chicken from a store and off the shelf mayonnaise.
1 whole roasted chicken
2 table spoons whole egg mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
3tsp Dijon mustard
Squeeze lemon juice to taste
Grind of pepper to taste
chopped rocket leaves
1 large loaf of soft white bread
Variation as desired: Add herbs like chive, thyme, parsley, finely chopped.