Some time back I came across a vegan fried "chicken" recipe. It was pretty tasty. That particular recipe used a soy-based frozen chicken substitute. And while we do at times eat processed soy, whenever I can find an alternative, I do. Processed soy products are rarely organic, and almost all include GMO soybeans.
For my "chicken" nuggets I chose organic, non-GMO tofu. The first thing you'll need to do is press the tofu. If you don't know how, google it. I'll do a tofu post one day soon.
1 block organic extra-firm tofu
1 package wonton wrappers (found in the produce dept.
Shallow bowl of warm water
1 cup flour of your choice
1 cup non-dairy milk of your choice
Press tofu. (One thing I will do differently next time is to marinate my tofu in veggie broth. I thought the nuggets needed a little...something, although my hubs disagreed.)
Cut tofu into 32 uniform squares.
Wrap each tofu square in a wonton wrapper.
Dampen edges of wrapper by dipping fingers in water.
Fold each wrapper corner to the middle, over each other.
Pinch corners together to seal.
Batter each nugget, flour-milk-flour. (I used whole wheat flour and, as you can see, unsweetened original flavor almond milk.)
Fry in a shallow skillet of oil (I only had EVOO on hand), 2-4 minutes per side until golden brown.
Are these "health food"? Nope. Do I recommend fried food often? Nope. Are they more healthy than fast food nuggets? You betcha!! Will I serve them again? You can count on it! :-)
A little mashed cauliflower, a fresh salad, and BANG! a yummy dinner! We ate ours, now you
Eat Your Veggies!!