Thursday, March 31, 2016

What Vegans Eat: The Really Hungry Burger

Remember when I did that review of Anna Jones book A Modern Way to Eat?  This burger is from that book.  I had a few of her The Really Hungry Burgers in my freezer.  You can find the recipe here on her site.  I substituted portobellos for creminis and I used black beans.  Mine never look like her's, but they are amazing with a good bbq sauce.  

The fries....oh french I love you so.  Why do people buy those pre-cut, frozen things pretending to be french fries?  Listen, get a mandoline.  I like my OXO Good Grips V-Blade Mandoline Slicer.  Scrub, don't peel them.  Run them through the mandoline, and throw them in a pot with cold oil.  Yes, cold oil.  Crank the heat up.  Once it starts really bubbling, mix up the fries.  Randomly stir so they brown evenly.  That's it.

The slaw was a basic coleslaw.  Shredded green and red cabbage, julienned carrots and apples.  I mixed some mayo (vegan I have to keep pointing out the ingredients are vegan?), vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.  Basic, but basic can be just fine.  I prefer it finely shredded, but I was being lazy, and I forgot to use the OXO Mandoline that I already had out...duh.  Have you seen this vegan mayo recipe at Serious Eats?  It's chick pea based!  I'm fascinated!  As soon as i run out of mayo, I'm going to try it for sure.

The fries probably aren't healthier, I'll give you that.  Vegan mayo...yes, healthier than it's egg-based nemesis.  The burger, obviously healthier, and my goodness, it was delicious topped with lettuce, sauteed onions, and Hak's Chipotle Bourbon BBQ Sauce (way cheaper at Target, than Amazon, fyi).  What do vegans eat?  The same delicious food that you do, just healthier and without all the torture and death.  Just saying.

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