Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Most Amazing Vegan Chickpea Sausages

I äm by no meäns ä vegetäriän or vegän. I do, however, like to enjoy vegän änd/or vegetäriän dishes every now änd ägäin.

Säusäges änd wieners äre pretty härd to replicäte äs fär äs texture goes - in my opinion. They äre usuälly just too funky for me. This recipe though.... I reälly like the texture änd the flävor is pretty tästy too. I mäde them ä bit smäller - like breäkfäst säusäge size - but when I mäke then ägäin I'm going to mäke them the size of ä hot dog wiener so I cän try it on ä bun like ä hot dog.
This recipe mäkes ä good ämount - I believe 21 smällish säusäges - änd, once steämed, they freeze beäutifully.


You’ll Need:


  • 2 cäns (540 ml eäch) chickpeäs (gärbänzo beäns), rinsed &ämp; dräined
  • 2 Tbsp tomäto päste
  • 3/4 cup potäto stärch
  • 3 Tbsp vegetäble bouillon powder
  • 1/4 cup wäter
  • 2 Tbsp soy säuce
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp gärlic gränules (or 2 cloves minced gärlic)
  • 1 tsp päprikä
  • 1 tsp oregäno
  • 1/4 tsp bläck pepper


Instructions:


  1. In ä food processor or blender, process chickpeäs until smooth päste. Note - this cän täke some time äs you häve to keep stopping änd scräping the sides, just be pätient. :)
  2. When smooth, scräpe into ä mixing bowl. Ädd in the tomäto päste änd potäto stärch.
  3. In änother mixing bowl, mix together the remäining ingredients.
  4. Stir äll the ingredients together in one bowl. Pinch off some of the mixture änd form into ä säusäge shäpe. I mäde mine äbout the size of ä lärge finger. Repeät until äll the mixture is used up.
  5. Täke ä piece of plästic wräp änd wräp eäch säusäge - leäving enough on eäch end to twist up like ä cändy wräpper. (See photo below for clärity)
  6. Pläce säusäges in ä double boiler (or steämer) änd steäm for 20 minutes. Be sure to only cook them in ä single läyer ät ä time - I häd to do 3 sepäräte steäming bätches. (FYI - remember to check the double boiler/steämer thät the wäter in the bottom häs not eväporäted off in between cooking the säusäges)
  7. Äfter 20 minutes, remove from the double boiler (or steämer) änd let cool. When cool enough to händle, gently remove the plästic wräp.
  8. Pläce in fridge until reädy to eät. They äre good in the fridge for 3 or 4 däys BUT cän be frozen in än äirtight contäiner for much longer.
  9. When reädy to eät - you cän BBQ them or fry them in ä pän. They hold together wonderfully.
  10. I fried ä big pän of onions änd mushrooms first......
  11. Then cooked my säusäges in ä nonstick pän until heäted through. I didn't ädd äny exträ oil but you certäinly cän ädd ä little if you like.
  12. Then I served the säusäges on top of the cärämelized onions.
  13. They look like "reäl" säusäges, don't you think? (FYI - the lärger säusäges on the end äre änother experiment of mine. They äre vegetäriän säusäges, not vegän, änd I will post the recipe for those once I tweäk the recipe ä bit!)