8/27/06 | Leftovers: Chicken Salad Sandwich
[ Currently Eating: Squidball Ramen ]
Usually, when I get a hankering for a sandwich at lunchtime, out comes the lunchmeat and I pop open a can of soup. However, this time I had some leftover grilled chicken thighs from dinner along with some smashed roasted garlic potatoes in the fridge so this formed the basis of my leftover feast.
Chop up some celery and green onion fine, shred or chop up the grilled chicken, add some mayo, salt, paprika and pepper and you’ve got yourself a nice sandwich already. I didn’t put in tomato or lettuce this time, but that always makes it taste more fresh.
The mashed potatoes are cooked red potatoes mixed with chopped roasted garlic, a bit of butter, pepper and a scoop of sour cream. Roasting up garlic is a great way to get a lot of good garlic flavor into things without any of the overly pungent raw taste. Just take some unpeeled garlic cloves and roast them directly in a skillet for about 7 minutes, tossing frequently. Squeeze them out of the skins, chop/smash them, and you’re done. (You can also roast them in the oven if you want.) I usually use the roasted garlic when making garlic bread.