Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Vegan MoFo: Chickpea love

I stared into the fridge for ages hoping for inspiration tonight. I had some chickpeas left from the big batch I cooked up at the weekend, some sugar snaps and a sweet potato - so I decided to make the famous chickpea cutlets from veganomicon.


I've made these a few times and whenever I've pan fried them, they're just wrong. The flavour is awesome but they are still soft and a bit stringy / undercooked inside and undercooked seitan just makes me gag!!

So I baked them and they were absolutely stunning! With some plain sugarsnaps and sweet potato fries. Mmm Mmm MMMM!

I also borrowed the mustard sauce recipe from V'con to go with. I say borrowed as I didn't have exactly the right ingredients. I subbed dijon mustard for the wholegrain called for in the recipe and I subbed arrowroot for the cornstarch. It was really REALLY good (I'm loving mustard lately!) and luckily there's some left to go in a sammie for lunch tomorrow with the leftover cutlets. YAY.

Cooking to: Thin Lizzy's greatest hits

11 comments:

  1. i prefer baking the cutlets too! and the mustard sauce goes perfectly with them!! yummy!

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  2. I'm also a cutlet baker. You can cook so many more at one time if you bake them, and they are less greasy. Love, love, love them!

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  3. That whole plate must be transported to my table right now!! The cutlets, the sugarsnaps and the oh-so-yummy-I-could-cry sweet potato fries!

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  4. ok your dinner looks way healthier than mine and more colorful.

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  5. Ahhh - I am glad you like these - and you had success baking them - I only just got my own Vcon and I have been eyeing this recipe off - i should just bite the bullet and make them.

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  6. i'm embarassed to say that i have not yet made chickpea cutlets. i'll have to get on that.

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  7. i really need to make those!
    i've had problems frying chicken fried tofu steaks (from day to day vegan) so i'm definitely going to try baking them. yay!

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  8. Mmmm Sal - that looks scrummy!
    I prefer to bake the cutlets as well - seems there's more of us than originally thought!

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  9. I adore anything with chickpeas, so I don't know why I haven't gotten off my lazy butt and made these cutlets yet. They sound awesome!

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  10. isn't that mustard sauce like..the best thing ever, ever? also, i'm glad to see that baking these cutlets makes the texture better because when i pan fried them, they were mushy and kinda gross.

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  11. sugar snap peas, sweet potato fries, baked cutlets?! damn, Sal - i don't think your dinner could rock any harder! mmmmmmmmmmmmm! that's so awesome! i've gotta try those cutlets baked - i too get the same icky results when trying to fry 'em up. eek!

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speak to me, yo!