Saturday, September 22, 2007

Breakfast for Dinner!

I was in the mood for pancakes tonight (probably because the boys got up real early and we ate good ol' cold cereal this morning). I also made scrambled tofu, and created a recipe for "sausage" patties. Yum!

I made the pancakes from Vegan With an Vengeance. By far the best vegan pancakes ever. I also made the scrambled tofu, that Isa was nice enough to post at her Post Punk Kitchen website.

Sausage Patties
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tsp ground fennel (anise) seed
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp sage
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup TVP
- 2 tbsp instant tapioca
- 1 cup water
- 2 tsp vital wheat gluten flour
- oil for frying

1. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry onion until golden. Add garlic and fry for 1 min.
2. Add spices, TVP, and tapioca. Stir until well mixed.
3. Add water and cook until absorbed and TVP is soft.
4. Stir in flour and remove from the heat. Remove from pan.
5. When mixture is cooled enough to touch, form into 8 balls and flatten into patties.
6. Heat a thin layer of oil in frying pan on med-hi and fry patties on both sides until brown.


Anonymous said...

Hey Vegan Dad -

Love your site! (Honestly, I've just gotten into cooking big time, and this site is practically my bible and primer for vegan cooking! Thanks, thanks, thanks!!)

Just tried the breakfast sausages, but didn't have the instant tapioca on hand. They didn't hold together well. Just curious - does the tapioca act as a binder, or just texture, etc? Thx...!

Anonymous said...

hey vegandad. i just discovered your site and it is amazing. i am going to tell many a vegetarian/vegan friend of it (if they don't already know).

i have a you think the sausage can be made without TVP? i want to try and make a soy-free sausage. and this looks close, but the TVP is soy protein. thanks! and keep up the amazing work.

Vegan Dad said...

Anonymous (both),
This was an early recipe. Search the site for breakfast sausages, and vegan sausages--the ingredients and method have changed since this post.