Was in the mood to cook
had only a weird selection of things since I haven't made it to the market since Christmas. Had some potatoes and some chicken....so here's what I came up with.
Latkas with Creamy chicken sauce.
For the Latkas, I shredded 4 potatoes, wrung them dry in a clean dish towel. Lightly beat 2 eggs. I added a few tablespoons of besan/gran flour (made from ground chickpeas since we are gluten free) then the eggs. Mixed well. Put some butter/vegetable oil in a skillet over medium/high heat. Dropped the potato mixture into the skillet using a tablespoon. Sprinkled with salt and pepper once in the skillet. Flipped after a few minutes, and cooked in small batches.
My chicken in cream sauce:
I had boneless skinless thighs, which I salted/peppered/garlic powdered then seared in a skillet in olive oil. Once cooked thru, remove them and saute onion and thinly sliced/cubed squash. Once done remove them and set aside with the chicken pieces. In the skillet melt a couple tablespoons of butter and add a couple of table spoons of the besan flour making a paste. Slowly add milk (about a cup and a half) until fully incorporated. Slowly bring to a low boil, then add 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then add back in the chicken and vegetables. Let simmer until it thickens (about 15 minutes or so.) over medium high heat.
I used squash because it was all I had, but it was good and the touch of sweet with the creamy sauce meant my youngest Carpoolprincess would eat it. There was a lot of sauce and it was so warm and comforting, perfect for a cold January night. We brought out the fine paper plates because no one wants to do any extra dishes.