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The first time I ate Coxinha was last summer during my birthday vacation in Florida. The previous night, I had just enjoyed a lavish Brazilian churrascaria dinner and lots of red wine, compliments of my aunt and uncle. While walking past a food truck on a typical warm Orlando afternoon, I was captivated by this conical shaped snack covered in a dough and bread crumbs, I had to taste it and I loved it. Coxinha in a way reminds me of meat pies because of the outer mold and the inner soft and savory meat. This recipe is easy to reproduce and will makes a great addition to your recipe collection.
- [u]Filling [/u]
- 2 pieces of chicken breast
- ½ large onion chopped
- 4 cloves of Garlic, minced
- 1 tbs. parsley, minced
- 2 tsp. soy sauce
- 2 tsp. Cajun spice
- 2 tsp. salt (to taste)
- 2 cubes bullion (optional)
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup cooking oil( to saute)
- [u]Crust [/u]
- 5 large baking potatoes (peeled and chopped)
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cup water
- 1 cup chicken broth (from the filling above)
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- [u]Filling [/u]
- In a bowl, mix chicken the with Cajun spice, garlic, parsley, soy sauce, bullion and salt.
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- Using medium heat, heat the oil on the skillet. Add onions and saute for 1 minute.
- Add the chicken and saute for approximately 1 minute on each side. Add 1 cup water, cover the skillet and boil the chicken for 10 minutes. Set the chicken aside to cool for 5 minutes.
- Using the tongs to hold the chicken, shred the chicken by running a fork over each piece.
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- Boil the chopped potato pieces in water until soft for approximately 15-20 minutes.
- When the potatoes are soft, set them aside to cool for 5 minutes. Mash the potatoes until smooth.
- Add 1 cup of the chicken broth from the filling to infuse the chicken flavors in the crust.
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- Beat 1 egg and add it to the filling mixture.
- Add the flour, ½ cup at a time until a firm dough is created. Mix the dough thoroughly for 2 minutes.
- Pinch out some of the dough and flatten into a disk in your hand of about 2 inches in diameter and 1/8th of an inch in thickness.
- Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the chicken filling onto the dough.
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- Close the filling to create a conical shape.
- Beat the remaining egg to create an egg wash.
- Dip the Coxinha into the egg wash then roll it into the bread crumbs.
- Deep fry the Coxinha on medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.
- Allow the Coxinha to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!!!
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