This burger came out perfect! It has crispy breaded tofu, super-juicy creamy crunchy salad, spicy mushrooms with a dash of chipotle and homemade oven baked potato strips on the side.
I got some tempura flour for Xmas, so I decided to give the breaded tofu a try. The result was really amazing – crispy outside, juicy inside and very flavourful. If you don’t have tempura flour then regular bread crumbs and bbq sauce will also do the trick.
Have the best and most delicious 2013! :)
serves 4-6 people
- burger buns
- 250 g firm tofu
- bread crumbs
- a few tbsp tempura flour
- your favourite vegan bbq sauce (I used Santa Maria)
- little bit of salt
- some oil
Prepare tofu the night before by cutting it to 10 medium-sized slices and rub the slices with some salt and bbq sauce and leave them in the fridge to marinate over night. The next day mix a few tbsp of tempura flour with a little bit of water and dip the marinated tofu slices first into tempura and then roll them in the bread crums and fry them on a hot pan in oil on both sides until golden brown. If you don’t have tempura flour then dip the tofu slices first into bbq sauce and then roll them in the bread crumbs.
- iceberg lettuce head
- 2 carrots
- a medium-sized piece root celery
- 400 g vegan mayonnaise (I used soy)
- spring onions
- 2 tbsp of bbq sauce
- soy sauce to taste
Chop the lettuce and mix it with grated carrots, root celery, chopped spring onions, mayonnaise, bbq sauce and soy sauce to taste.
- 250 g champignons (I used bigger ones)
- some salt and chipotle pepper powder
- some oil for frying
Brush the mushrooms of any dirt. Chop them into medium-sized slices and fry them in hot oil seasoning them with some salt and chipotle. Fry for a couple of minutes stirring occasionally.
Oven-baked potato strips
- 10-15 potatoes
- 3-4 tbsp oil
- bbq spice (with salt) to taste
- some spicy tomato sauce for serving
Pre-heat the oven to 225 C. Wash and peel the potatoes, cut them into strips and put them into big bowl. Add bbq spice and oil and use your hands to mix the potatoes, oil and spice together. Pour the potatoes on a baking tray covered with wax paper and cook them for about 35 minutes at 225 C until golden brown and crispy.
To make a burger, spread some salad on a roll, add 2 slices of breaded tofu and mushrooms and then the other roll to top. Serve with potato strips and your favourite spicy tomato sauce.