>> Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Level of Difficulty: easy
Pots/Pans Used: one
Sohpie's Kitchen Vegan Squid Rings
Worthington Vegetable Skallops
Ener G Egg Replaser
panko bread crumbs
I used to LOVE fried calamari. I mean, it seriously might be my most missed non-vegan dish. Needless to say, I was really excited to see they sold Sophie's Kitchen Vegan Squid Rings in the frozen section of my Whole Foods. In my opinion, they tasted a lot like calamari... which really just means that they were super chewy. Another new discovery was Worthington's canned Skallops (which I had to get at a health food store). I wouldn't say I was a huge fan of scallops before, but these didn't really taste much like scallops to me anyways. That being said, they were delicious. Not at all fishy or too chewy... just all around good.
My friend came up with a pretty simple method of frying them. First, dredge them in a bowl with combined Ener G Egg Replacer, a bit of soymilk (about 2 TBL), and a pinch of salt and pepper. Then dip them in a bowl of panko and fry em' up in a frying pan with hot oil until golden. Let the oil drain by placing them on a paper towel. Serve with marinara sauce and a lemon wedge, over pasta, or even with a homemade tartar sauce. Yum!