Darlings this is the best “soak up the booze” food ever!!! This is not a kebab, this beats a curry , this is a PARMO. OMG.
Mr. Lee usually brings me flowers ( or diamonds 😘) but as he was meeting a man about a dog in Middlesborough he brought his wife a PARMO.
I’ve actually seen/heard of it before on Come dine with me and have had a urge to try one ever since. Who needs pizza when there is PARMO.
Chicken bashed thin, covered in bread crumbs, fried. Topped with bechamel and cheese.
I’m hoping my husband has to see another man about a dog v.soon. Middlesborough way.
1 chicken breast fillet or pork fillet
300 to 450ml (1/2 to 3/4pt) semi-skimmed milk
1 to 4 cardamom pods
4 whole cloves
1 teaspoon peppercorns
1/2 medium onion, chopped
30 to 120g butter
1 to 3 tablespoons plain flour
15g grated Parmesan cheese
Grated cheddar cheese enough to coat the fillet
Take the chicken breast or pork fillet and butterfly by cutting it horizontally and opening it out like a book. If necessary, flatten the meat further by pounding with a rolling pin or meat tenderiser mallet. Take care not to go too thin to split the meat.
Beat the egg in a bowl, dip the meat and then coat with breadcrumbs. Cover and place in fridge whilst preparing the sauce.
Put the milk in a heat resistant jug, add the cardamoms, cloves, peppercorns, onion and bay leaf. Place in microwave and heat at full power for 1 to 3 minutes; be careful for it not to boil over.
Melt the butter in a pan, take care not to burn it, add the flour until a roux is made; remove from heat. Take the heated milk and sieve into another jug to remove the spices and onion.
Place the roux mix back on heat and then slowly add the hot milk, stirring rapidly to prevent lumps. If the sauce is too thick add more milk, but keep the mix on the move. Add the Parmesan cheese; the mix will thicken slightly. Remove from heat. As it cools it will become very gelatinous.
To assemble: Take the prepared meat and place under a hot grill to cook, turn over once one side is done. Now take the sauce and smother one side of the meat with it and then place the grated Cheddar on top of the sauce-covered meat. Return to grill and grill until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese has melted.
Serve with chips
And a North East accent.
Don’t knock it till you try it.
Same goes for the accent
Word to the wise, when buying Parmo be prepared for the size. Even Terry orders a ” ladies Parmo ” and he’s a bloke . However as usual Mr. Lee and I go big or go home.
No half portions for us.
What are we? Girls?