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Vegan Fried Chicken

What you need: 

1/2 cup hot water
1 tablespoon vegan "chicken" bouillon powder
1/2 cup textured soy protein
1/2 cup vegan pancake mix, dry
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
other seasonings, to taste
2/3 cup crushed cornflakes
oil for frying

What you do: 

1. Put hot water in a bowl. Stir in bouillon powder. Soak textured soy protein in this liquid for 10 minutes.
2. Mix just enough pancake mix in with the textured soy to make a cohesive mixture that can be formed into patties. Mix in salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you want to use.
3. Put crushed cornflakes in a plate. Dip patties into cornflakes, covering them completely.
4. Heat some oil on medium heat in a heavy frying pan. Fry patties in oil until crispy, turning occasionally.
Serve with a creamy sauce, and mashed or oven-fried potatoes.'

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Hmmm, not a fan. They tasted too much like bouillon to me. DS might like them, since he dips everything in ketchup anyways :)

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these were awesome! i added in a soup/seasoning base, it was really really yummy, i ate it in a sandwich with saurkraut and spicy mustard, sounds weird, but was really yummy, i have leftovers and am making more to freeze, thank you!

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we loved this recipe! subbed real mashed potatoes for the pancake mix and panko bread crumbs for the corn flakes - our patties turned out very yummy (but a bit crumbly)! we'll definitely be making these again. think i'll try baking them next time for a healthier version.

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This was pretty good. I used mashed potatoes (not instant) and bisquick, and these came out a little too soft in the middle.  I also baked instead of frying, so maybe that was part of the reason, too.  They tasted really good, and were good dipped in ranch and bbq sauce.  Thanks!

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I've made this recipe many times, and they were always delicious but kind of mushy in the middle.  Last time I followed someone's tip to squeeze the excess liquid out of the TVP before adding to the recipe, and suddenly they were perfect.

I'm making them again today and doubling the recipe.. oh, and I also use about half the amount of pancake mix (which I make from scratch using the recipe that someone kindly included in their review), which means you have to work a little harder to squeeze them into firm, tight patties and then  keep them together while cooking.  Today I'll be baking them, though first I'm going to brush them with some oil.  I have high hopes for this baking attempt :)

Melissa

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This was the first vegetarian meal I have ever made and it rocked!  I was so nervous about the outcome, but tried some substitutions:

1/2c vegan pancake mix
1/2c mashed potato flakes
veg chicken base
crushed tortilla chips
1 egg

I served the dish with baked potato, roasted corn and "chicken" gravy! :)  I am so excited to keep trying new meals in the vegetarian way...

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pancake mix....can that be like busquick?

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I really enjoyed this recipe although I also had a hard time making them stick together. Next time I will definately bake them as other people have suggested. I served them with mashed sweet potatoes made with soy milk and vegan margerine and some collards cooked with onions apple cider vinegar hot sauce s&p mmmmm comfort food!

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forgot to add-

i also added 3 Tbsp vital wheat gluten- i think this really helped the shape and texture of the recipe :)

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i'm really surprised; from the short ingredient list i didn't think this would taste so good! it's awesome!

i made the following mods:
accidentally read 1 c water instead of 1/2 c, so i had to use more flours:
1/4 c  (packed) soy protein powder
3 Tbsp pancake mix
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes

for the breading, i crumbled up some whole wheat sourdough i baked the other day mixed with cornmeal, garlic salt, and black pepper.
i fried them into nuggets.

i'm trying not to eat them all so they can last the week... i'm thinking they probably won't make it past tomorrow  ;)

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