11.03.2009

Apple Sage and Chicken Meatloaf "Cupcakes" and Carly sings Simon and Garfunkel

Every year about this time my thoughts turn to Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme. Thoughts of these lovely aromatic herbs always make me think of the old Simon and Garfunkel version of the song "Scarborough Fair". This song has always sounded somewhat haunting to me. I'm not even sure that haunting is the word I'm looking for. I found this Carly Simon version of the song and I really enjoyed her take on it. I hope you will as well!



What time is it now? Why it's CrAzY CuPcAkE time!

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This time we're trying:

Apple Sage and Chicken Meatloaf "Cupcakes" with Sweet Potato Frosting
by theUngourmet

1 lb ground chicken
1 tsp rubbed sage
1 tsp minced dry onion
1 medium apple, peeled and grated
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 tsp salt
pinch of nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Fill muffin cup completely full (I got 6 out of this recipe). Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until the chicken reaches the proper temperature.

While the "Cupcakes" are baking, prepare the sweet potatoes.
You will need:
2 large sweet potatoes, cut into chunks and cooked until tender
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp (or more) low fat buttermilk
Salt and pepper

Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whip until smooth and creamy.

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Pull the cupcakes out of the oven and crank it up to 400 degrees. Place a generous scoop of taters on top and sprinkle with panko and herb topping (1 1/2 tbsp of melted butter, 1/2 cup panko, 1/2 tsp rubbed sage, 1/2 tsp thyme).

Place back into the oven for 5-6 minutes until breadcrumbs are nicely browned.

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That's all there is to it really. These are super tasty! I really dug the apple and sage with the chicken. Super flavor!

I hope you all will join me for my CrAzY cUpCaKe Challenge!! Make it sweet or make it savory but just be sure to make it crazy! You have until November 19th to send in your recipes.

Hey, I also wanted to say the Biggest Thank You to SITS for featuring my blog yesterday and to all of you who stopped over for a visit and a cupcake! I am trying my darndest to come over and say hello to all of you. :0)

BoldHope everyone is enjoying their week!

57 comments:

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Too fun! :)

Jenn said...

I Love that song. This is actually the first time I've heard the Carly Simon version. Nice. Again i say that you are the "cupcake" queen.

Sarah Ruth said...

Oh my goodness! Those look so yummy! I am going to try those!!

Jamie said...

I am loving all of your savory cupcakes and this one must be the best! Chicken, apple and sweet potato! Fab flavors that are Autumn defined! Perfect and fun!

Dajana said...

They look and sound great.
and I've got an idea for you, perhaps I should try making it first to see how it works and then I'll let you know.

Cairo Typ0 said...

I couldn't figure out what the orange stuff on top was at first. Sweet potato frosting: what a great idea! :)

Denise said...

That is such a great idea. Its kinda like Racheal Rays stuffin muffins

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh love that song. You are so the cupcake girl.
xxx

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

You are the queen of cupcakes! So creative.

Joanne said...

I have been thinking about this song a lot lately. Ad trying to figure out a way to incorporate it into a blog entry. Excellent job doing so!

This may be my favorite crazy cupcake yet. Sweet potato frosting - IDEAL.

Donna-FFW said...

Your ingenuity with cupcakes never ceases to amaze me, the combinations always so tasty.

singedwingangel said...

Ok ya had my attention till the word Sweet potato came into play.. I despise sweet potatoes lol.. I think it is just cause my mom always makes candied sweet potatoes at every holiday meal and they look horrid.. they would send a diabetic into a coma.. so I would forego the sweet taters lol.. other then that look delicious

Cathy said...

Wow, I don't think you could get more yummy flavors into a cupcake size meatloaf. I would LOVE this combo - apples, sage, chicken, sweet potatoes - over the top.

Pam said...

I am soooo loving your crazy cupcakes! I think I may like them better than regular cupcakes!

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

What a great idea!!! I've never made cupcakes, especially not savory ones... I'll have to start after seeing how good your look!

Stephanie said...

I will be making these! I'll let you know how it goes!

Sophie said...

Me too, I will be making these,..

What a terrific idea!!!MMMMMMMMMM,...

TKW said...

Those are so awesome! I love the "frosting" on them!

noble pig said...

I think you have truly made every combo of cupcakes! These are awesome as usual.

Mary said...

This is an idea whose time has come :-).

The Blonde Duck said...

That is so original!

Katherine Aucoin said...

What a unique idea! They look scrumptious!

Melissa B. said...

Love the recipe and LOVE Carly Simon. I'm sad, though, that she and Sweet Baby James aren't together anymore. I've never heard this version of the S&G hit. Thanks!

A Year on the Grill said...

I voted for you and WOW what a great recipe and presentation

Aunt Spicy said...

I want these!

5 Star Foodie said...

Yummy cupcake with sage! I don't think you were reading my blog on apr 1 yet, check out my Scarborough fair post with my daughter singing the song - http://fivestarfoodie.blogspot.com/2008/11/are-you-going-to-scarborough-fair_01.html

Christy said...

These look delicious...and I love, love, love the "frosting". thanks for the inspiration.

Tracy said...

Happy SISTS day!

Palidor said...

This crazy Asian gal is loving your crazy cupcakes! Apple, sage, chicken, sweet potato... YUM!

ck said...

I don't know how you made something with the word "meatloaf" in the title look so good, but you did.

You're pretty amazing.

Hannah said...

I voted for you ... Good luck.

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Faith said...

I really enjoy all your cupcake variations, especially the savory ones! I think eating anything in cupcake form is just so fun!

Cathy said...

I'm loving this series you are doing!

piecemeal people said...

OK, see, I already LOVE this recipe because it only has seven ingredients. That's my kind of cooking.

teresa said...

i just love all of your cuppycakes! keep them coming, they're so fun! this looks delicious!

Cucinista said...

Meatloaf and taters in cupcakes, oh my!

Jamie said...

Wow that looks sooo good.... mmmmmm......

lisaiscooking said...

These are great looking cupcakes too. The sweet potato topping looks delicious.

Hummingbird Appetite said...

You are so innovative!

Katy ~ said...

Moving rendition by Carly; I think I prefer her singing this song.

Love this "cupcake"!!

Jhonny walker said...

super good combo-- lovely innovative idea..and a great title and post too :)

Thanks

Miss Wisabus said...

Here from SITS!

My, MY, this looks tasty!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I love how you do the meat cupcake thing because then they are all in these perfect little portions. Plus I love sage, which is good since I have a HUGE plant of it. :)

They looks absolutely delicious!

And I agree that the song has a haunting, ethereal sound to it.

Erica said...

Wow!Those cupcakes look amazing!You are very creative.

Chef E said...

How did I miss this? What a dish, and yes the food looks great. I am looking into making Quenelles, and almost used chicken tonight, but waiting...

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

These look really good - love the apple and chicken combo! And that frosting/topping - yum! If I don't go write this crazy cupcake event down I will totally forget!

the epicurean's market said...

You are so very creative! This would be fun to bring to a potluck.

foodcreate said...

Delicious Can't wait to try them over Sunday brunch ~


Thank you for sharing have a great week :)

Danielle said...

I LOVE that song!!! and I know what you mean about haunting...but not really the right word.

your savory cupcakes sound so good. these would be great for monday night football

♥peachkins♥ said...

the cupcakes looks good but I this will be weird here when I serve it to them..

Angie's Recipes said...

What a fantastic idea! The pictures look very tempting, esp. the 2nd one!

Christina said...

Mmmm... it seems like those would be good for traveling. Is that an assumption I should be making? I often have to eat on the go and am always looking for mini-meals I can prepare ahead of time. :-)

Betty B said...

Kim! Clever way to take the "cupcake" to the next level! I can't wait to try the Apple Sage and Chicken Meatloaf...

Great meeting you also :)
b

WhisperingWriter said...

Oh my gosh, yum.

Olive said...

My husband and I love Carly Simon too :)

Your crazy cupcake looks great, love the sweet potato topping :)

Sophia said...

A savory cupcake with apples? You've got my vote!!

jenjen said...

Wow - those truly look amazing! How do you do it? Everything you make is amazing!

XOOX
Jen

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