CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) - Buckley Healthcare Center in Greenfield is a place where life is celebrated and one of their standout features of the center is the food. Chef Mike Harrison joined us in the Mass Appeal kitchen to share more about what they have to offer and make a delicious recipe off their menu for chicken saltimbocca and twice baked sweet potatoes with bacon brittle!
Buckley Healthcare Center
95 Laurel Street
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- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon herbs de Provence
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
- 6 fresh sage leaves
- 6 thin slices prosciutto
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup shredded Fontina cheese
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
- In a large baking disk, whisk the lemon juice with the Herbs de Provence, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
- Add the chicken and toss to coat. Marinade the chicken for a few minutes.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade and place 1 sage leave on each piece, and then roll each in 1 slice prosciutto. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a few tablespoons olive oil.
- Dredge 2 chicken breasts in the flour, and then add to the hot oil. Cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side.
- Transfer the chicken to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Repeat with the remaining chicken, adding more olive oil if needed, and shredded fontina cheese. Let melt and serve.
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon Brittle
- 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch-wide pieces
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 6 medium sweet potatoes (6-8 ounces each)
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons white miso (fermented soybean paste)
- 1 2/3-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely grated (about 2 teaspoons)
- 2 1-inch pieces scallion (dark-green parts only), thinly sliced lengthwise
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Cook bacon in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat until most of the fat is rendered and bacon is starting to crisp. Transfer bacon to a sieve set over a small bowl; reserve drippings.
- Return bacon, 1 tbs drippings, sugar and sesame seeds to same skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar turns the color of milk chocolate, about 5 minutes.
- Transfer mixture to prepared baking sheet and use a spatula to spread out evenly; let cool.
- Break brittle into shards. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.
- Preheat over to 400 degrees.
- Place sweet potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet. Roast until tender, 45-55 minutes. Let sit until cool enough to handle.
- Slice potatoes in half lengthwise. Working over a large bowl, scoop out flesh from 8 halves, leaving a 1/2-inch thick layer inside skins. Place potato halves on same foil-lined baking sheet. Scoop flesh from remaining 4 halves; discard skins.
- Mash flesh with a whisk; add eggs, butter, miso, and ginger and stir until mixture is smooth.
- Spoon or pipe filling into reserved skins. DO AHEAD: Can be made 6 hours ahead. Cover and chill.
About Buckley Healthcare Center:
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