Saturday, April 17, 2010
Inspired by the ultra artery clogging new sandwich from the ultra disgusting KFC, the Double Down. Made with my own blend of seven herbs and spices, I served these up to the folks over at the Jason Ellis show and even the producer, Stretch, who is a really big meat eating man's man, said it tasted like real chicken...so, there. Thanks to Gardein, the realistic chicken part was easy.
I like to make 4 little slider size sammies, but you can make 2 large ones with this recipe too, just don't cut the breasts in half.
4 Gardein chicken breasts (or chicken style seitan cutlets)
4 slices of vegan bacon, storebought or homemade, prepared
1/4 cup vegan cheese spread (Such as Wayfare Foods Hickory Smoked Cheddar Style Spread) or 4 slices of vegan cheese
Vegetable oil for frying
For the flour mixture:
1 cup (125 g) all purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teasoon dried mustard
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup (235 ml) soymilk
2 tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice
For the Sauce:
1/4 cup (56 g) vegan mayonnaise, store-bought or homemade
1 tablespoon (17 g) ketchup
1 tablespoon (17 g) SriRacha
1/2 teaspoon dried chives or parsley
Defrost breasts. Cut each breast in half so you have 8 pieces.
Preheat the oil in your deep fryer, or fill a frying pan with about an inch of oil, and heat it on high heat.
Mix together flour mixture in a shallow dish. Mix together soymilk and lemon juice in a separate small bowl. It will curdle and become like buttermilk.
Dip one piece of breast in the flour mixture to lightly coat, then dip in buttermilk mixture then back into the flour mixture for a thicker coat.
Place in oil and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes or until golden and crispy. (If you are using the frying pan method, you will need to flip after about 2 minutes and repeat on the other side.)
Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
Repeat with remaining 7 pieces.
Whisk together sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
Spread a layer of sauce on one piece fried breast, then place 1 piece of bacon, broken in half, then a schmear of smoky pub cheese, and the top with another piece of breast spread with sauce.
Yield: 4 slider sized, or 2 full sized sandwiches
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