delectable deceiving drumsticks

delectable deceiving drumsticksThe only remaining drumstick.

They ate the rest before I could even take a photo!

Serves: 8


1  1/2 chicken breast, diced [1]

1  1/4 cup breadcrumbs

4 puff pastry sheets

1 egg

2 large potatoes

1 carrot, grated

1 medium onion, diced

1 clove garlic (optional)

1/8 wong bok or any cabbage (optional), diced

handful parsley, roughly chopped

salt, pepper, mixed spice, paprika


Remove the puff pastry from the freezer, and leave aside to defrost.

While it defrosts, in a large pan, place the chicken, parsley and spices together.

Cook on medium heat for 5 – 10 minutes.

Using a mini food processor, grind the chicken. Add to a bowl.

In the same pan, add the carrot, onion, garlic, and cabbage. Cook through on medium heat until onion is soft.

Add the vegetables to the chicken.

chicken vegetable stuffing mixture

Scrub and peel the potatoes and cut into strips (like french fries).

Heat frying oil in a deep fryer. When ready, add the potatoes. (Oil should be ready if a potato sizzles immediately when dropped in).

Fry until the potato is almost completely cooked.

Remove and set aside to cool. Turn off the deep fryer.


In a plate, break and beat one egg.

Place the breadcrumbs in another plate (or large pan).

all the ingredients ready for making the drumsticks

When puff pastry has defrosted, cut the sheets into quarters[2].

pastry cut into quarters

In the top right (or left) corner, place a small handful (approx 1 1/2 tbs) of the chicken and vegetable stuffing.

one drumstick in making

Add a potato chip diagonally.

making more drumsticks

Fold the two corners of pastry in.

fold in the sides

Fold the bottom corner up and tuck the pastry.

fold the bottom corner and tuck pastry

For the top, first bend down, then pinch the sides to seal.

fold down the top and pinch closed

Pat the pastry to round it off.

round it off so it looks like a drumstick

from beginning to end

Using a pastry brush, coat the pastry (drumstick) with the beaten egg.

Roll it in the breadcrumbs, and leave aside.

egged and crumbed

Heat the oil in the fry pan (same temperature suitable for frying potatoes).

Drop in one or two drumsticks into the oil.

Pierce with a fork so that the insides of the pastry can cook through.

frying the drumstick

Continue cooking for 1 – 2 minutes. Remove, and place on a plate.

Repeat the process for the remaining pastry and filling.

repeat the process

Dish with your favourite pizza, salad or the like.

Deceive your eaters, and:


[1] If you’re a vegetarian, use tofu!
[2] I found out that you can’t eat anything with this drumstick if you make it as big as I made mine. The size that I made mine are like real life chicken drumsticks, but they’re really “WOW I have to eat that much?!” So the suggested size is to cut the pastry into 9 squares, not 4. Choice is totally up to you.


2 thoughts on “delectable deceiving drumsticks

    • fatisrecipes says:

      😀 thanks…
      I’ve got some girl friends coming over soon for some munching and chatting. I plan to do the mini ones for them, so I’m hoping this time I can line up a dish and take a proper photo… 🙂

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