Great Pretenders


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped fine
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated asiago cheese
  • 2 slices bread, soaked in milk and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 tablespoon parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup unflavored breadcrumbs


  1. Mix all ingredients except breadcrumbs. Form the mixture into 2-inch balls. Spread crumbs on wax paper. Roll balls in crumbs/cover all around.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium heat, with enough oil to come up 1/4 inch, fry the balls on all sides until done, approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Use with your favorite sauce or pasta or as is.

And oh yes, they're Great Pretenders

In Honor of The Platters

Source: The Doo-Wop Diner - Home of the Doo-Wop Chef Frankie De

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