Legendary Dishes | Vištienos Suktinukai (chicken and cheese rolls)

LITHUANIA

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  • 4 chicken breast fillets
  • 300 g cottage cheese, ground
  • 90 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 30 g almonds, ground
  • 20 g butter
  • 15 g black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp marjoram, chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 10 g salt

Lay a fillet on a clean work surface, place a sheet of clingfilm on top and using a roller gently beat the breast to flatten it, repeat the action with remaining fillets. Season flattened fillets, leave for 30 minutes in the fridge.

In a large bowl crush the garlic into the butter, add the cheese, herbs and seasonings and mix into a homogenous mass.

Spread the cheese mixture on the fillets, sprinkle almonds on top and fold into cylinder shaped rolls.

Put the egg in a wide soup plate, the breadcrumbs in another.

Preheat oven to 190°C.

Dip a rolled fillet in the egg, then the breadcrumbs, repeat and set aside. Place fillets on a greased baking tray. Bake for 30 minutes, until a brown crust has formed.