Over at Kol’s Notes, I baked up some tasty Chicken & Cheese Dog Treats for Kolchak
The Felix was not amused.
You see, the Felix has some pretty crappy allergies and one of them happens to be chicken. He can have a little bit, every now and again, but not very much. Since he loves our homemade Chicken Chips, we prefer to use other proteins when we make our treats.
Did you know that pork loin can be just as lean as chicken breast?
True story. Here at Casa de Kolchak, we use it as a tasty and healthy alternative to chicken to keep the Felix’s allergies at bay.
Fe’s Way: Porkloin & Parmesan Dog Biscuits
- 3 1/3 c. gluten-free baking mix (We used the Red Mill All Purpose Mix)
- 3 tbsp. dried parsley
- 1 tsp. dried garlic**optional
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 c. chicken stock (or water)
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 c. cooked porkloin, very finely chopped
- 1 c. shredded parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, stir together 2 c. of flour, basil, oregano and baking powder. Add the stock, eggs and olive oil. Mix well. Stir in cooked pork and shredded cheese. Stir in remaining flour, a little at a time, until you have formed a stiff dough.
Roll out to 1/4″ – 3/8″ thick. Cut into shapes using a dog bone cookie cutter (or squares using a pizza cutter or knife).
Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, until golden brown. Flip over and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container. Remember Pups, since these are real meat & cheese treats, they should be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to three months.
**We know that some people do not believe in using garlic in pet treats. Based on our research, we believe that it can be safe and perhaps even beneficial in small doses in otherwise healthy pets. We encourage you to do the research and decide if you are comfortable using garlic with your pet.