Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tempeh Fries... where ya been all my life?

ho-lee-schnikees! Tempeh fries are the bomb!

I adapted this recipe from Vegan Express and it was one of the most wonderful things I've ever done!

I took 1/2 of an 8oz package of plain tempeh and sliced it into to 'fry' sized sticks. I heated 2 T safflower oil and 1 T soy sauce in a skillet (this spattered a bit, so be careful) and fried em up till crispy and brown- then drained on a paper towel.

Meanwhile I made this mouthwatering dipping sauce- also adapted from Vegan Express's Wasabi-Dill Mayonnaise. I don't have any wasabi on hand so I did this instead:

In a tiny food processor- 1 garlic clove, half of a small jalapeno (seeded and de-veined), 2 T soy milk, 1/4ish cup of veganaise (I eyeballed this), 1/2 T lime juice, several pinches of dried dill, and several pinches of course salt.

Oh my gosh, it was so good. I had made a little bowl of pasta as my main dish, but this was so satisfying and yum that I only ate a couple bites of the pasta. I'm going to start making this sauce for everything!

Sheesh- I keep forgetting to take pictures of my stuff! But here is a pic of the kind of tempeh I used:

1 comment:

  1. I eat this all the time but with BBQ sauce. It smells up the apartment somethin' awful, but it's easy, yummy, and crazy good for you.