Sunday, September 19, 2010

Vegan "Chicken" Balls

I am very excited about this recipe. My son asked me one day to make "chicken" balls without the chicken. I searched the Internet for some recipes and came up with nothing made specifically vegetarian. So I put a few ideas together and this is what I came up with.

I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. My husband who still enjoys eating meat really likes these "chicken" balls. He said he was very impressed and had nothing bad to say. Yahoo!

Ingredients for Tofu marinade
  • 2 vegan chicken flavoured stock cubes(or powder to taste)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • salt to taste
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2-1 block of organic tofu cut into 1 inch cubes
Prepare Broth
Dissolve vegetarian chicken-flavored cubes in boiling water. Add spices, and tofu to marinade and let sit in fridge for at least 4 hours. I marinaded mine for 8 hours. You can do it over night as well to save time the next day.
I also made my broth very strong tasting. The instructions for my broth cubes was 1 cube per 2 cups of water. I used 2 cubes with only 2 cups of water.

Ingredients for batter
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose white flour plus 1/4 cup for coating the Tofu
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs substitute or 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup soy milk
  • 1 to 2 tbsps cooking oil
Mix together 1 1/4 cup of white flour with the baking powder, salt, pepper (reserve 1/4 cup for coating tofu pieces before dipping into this mixture).
Add the 2 eggs and the milk. Mix all together well.

Take the tofu pieces and dip them in the 1/4 cup of flour, then dip into this batter to coat the tofu. Fry the tofu pieces in hot cooking oil until browned on all sides.
Server with your favotire Sweet and Sour sauce.