Sunday, February 10, 2008

Veggie Fried Fake!

Dear kind people who read this blog,
Below is the recipe for Veggie Fried Fake (Steak). If you make it, let me know how it turns out. Thanks to M for dreaming up such a yummy treat and to L for getting him to write it down!

Marc's Veggie Fried Fake

This is a 2-part recipe. First the fake steak.

You'll need:
mushroom-based veggie burgers
garlic powder
panko flakes (Japanese bread crumbs)
2 eggs wisked together
white flour

Start by seasoning the patties with the garlic powder, pepper and cumin to taste. Brown patties on med-high. Pull them off the heat to let them cool. Coat with white flour. Now coat with eggs, then panko flakes. Repeat egg and panko flakes if necessary to build up a substantial coating.

Pour 1/4 inch of oil in pan that you fried the patties in, without cleaning out the pan first. Fry until crisp.

Now for the gravy.

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup white flour
3/4 cup white wine
fake sausage
corn starch (add about one tablespoon to 2 tablespoon of cold water, mix thouroghly to make a thickener)
chopped onion
1 pint heavy whipping cream

Take a medium-sized sauce pan. Put in a couple of tablespoons of veg oil. Add chopped onion to taste. Fry as much fake sausage as you want in your gravy, broken up into chunks. Coat sausage heavily with pepper, while in pan frying. Pull onion and sausage out of the pan. Put in 1/4 cup veg oil. Heat it up so as not to be smoking, but warm enough to fry. Slowly whisk in white flour. The trick here is to constantly stir the mixture. You should see it slowly change from white to beige to dark brown. The intensity of flavor that you want to achieve determines when you stop cooking. The darker it is, the heavier and bolder the flavor will be. I suggest stopping when it reaches a caramel brown color. Once it reaches this color, stir in the 3/4 cup of white wine. Bring this up to a hard boil. Boil until all traces of the alcohol odor are gone. Add heavy whipping cream, as well as the sausage and onion that you previously removed from the pan. Allow the mixture to come back up to a boil while constantly stirring. Add cornstarch and water mix, stir in, reduce heat. Add salt, pepper, and sage to taste.

1 comment:

amanda said...

Oh this sh*t's gonna be crankin' in our kitchen ASAP! ;)

Thanks for the recipe.