Monday, November 01, 2010
Vegan Mofo Day 1: vegan po' boy sammich
I first went vegetarian when I was 17, and vegan about ten years later. Since I haven't eaten any animal flesh in my adult life, there are a lot of popular foods I have never tried. The po' boy sandwich is one of those foods. I have no idea how close to authentic my version is, but I imagine it's pretty far from. But hey- fried stuff on a bun. You can never go wrong with that!
I used these faux shrimp and also a few of these faux chicken nuggets. I lightly battered them in some flour spiked with Old Bay seasoning, salt and paprika. I fried those suckers and served them on a warm French roll with Vegenaise, lettuce and tomato. This tasted really good, but I bet it would have been better with a thicker batter on the shrimp. I purposely avoided that because deep fried things do not go well with my current pregnant state. Heartburn city, I'm telling you.