Friday, April 25, 2008

Cookbook Tester Recipe: Crispy Chickenless Nuggets

I am testing recipes for an upcoming cookbook! The author is The Happy Herbivore, and she is churning out recipes faster than I can make them. These, as the name suggests, are a very crispy nugget--my boys pound them back with plenty of plum sauce. If you are interested in the upcoming cookbook (and the over 200 non-cookbook recipes already posted), check out The Happy Herbivore blog for updates.

10 comments:

Jan Scholl said...

i like how the coating looks on these. what did you do that is different from the original recipe?

Happy Herbivore! said...

Hey thanks for the shout outs!! I love having you as a tester - your official rating system is priceless :)

Your nuggets look awesome!!

Vegan Dad said...

Jan,
I left a message re: breading on the super secret tester's blog.

Binx said...

my dad has always told me that the easiest way to judge a musician is by how well he/she plays a recognizable cover. i think that applies to cooking, too. these look beautiful! i already admire your personal recipes, but now we see the touch you add to other peoples recipes, as well. :)

Carrie said...

Wow these look amazing! Great photo. Can't wait for the cookbook.

SaraJane said...

Okay.. yum! These look so good. I love some faux nuggets and fries from time to time.

Anonymous said...

hey, is this a soy-free recipe?

also, vegan dad, what are your suggestions for making vegan cutlets crispier?

thanks!

--Ace

Vegan Dad said...

Anon,
Yes, it is soy free since it is mainly made out of gluten. As for the cutlets, you could bread and bake them, or fry in more oil.

Lexi said...

Wow this picture is wonderful!

I just saw the recipe on HH's website; however, now I'm a bit puzzled. She cites a cornflake coating, but I've NEVER been able to make crushed cornflakes look that good/crispy. Can you share your secret?

Thanks :)
Lexi

Vegan Dad said...

Lexi,
Double coating. Dip the seitan in soymilk mixed with apple cider vinegar, then roll in crumbs. Redip in soymilk, and toss again in crumbs.