What is the Superbowl, if not Thanksgiving's loud obnoxious cousin? I know most of you probably love the sport, but since I'm a less than enthusiastic fan, I usually end up making food for my football-loving buddies. And what could be a more obnoxious dish than this?...
|Deep fried zucchini slice, topped with vegan pepperoni, melted Daiya cheese, fried onion rings, spinach dip, and diced tomatoes|
... as obnoxious as a vegan can get! Loud, messy, and made with no recipes. Tomatoes added only for guilt, and can be omitted. I drizzled hot sauce on mine. Buddies called it vegan "crack."
Here's how I made it:
Take about two cups of all purpose flour, about a tablespoon of cornstarch, teaspoon of salt, and enough cold water to make pancake batter consistency. Don't over-stir. Slice zucchini into long 1/2 inch slices, do the same for your onions (into rings). Dip them in the batter, then into Panko bread crumbs. Fry in a deep fryer at 350-375 degrees F until golden and crispy. Do not overcrowd your fryer. Drain on paper towels or recycled paper shopping bags (cut open).
Pepperoni and Melted Cheese:
Place a little bit of oil in a hot nonstick pan. Arrange "veggeroni" side by side in the pan, then sprinkle Daiya cheese over the veggeroni. Cover for a few minutes to melt the cheese and crisp the bottoms of the veggeroni. Quickly separate veggeroni & cheese into 4-piece strips. Place these on top of the zucchinis.
Thaw 8-10oz. of frozen spinach, press, and drain. In a food processor, blend 1 package of extra firm Mori-Nu silken tofu, about 3/4 cup Vegennaise, about a teaspoon of garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.
Cut onion rings in half to fit on top of zucchini and veggeroni/cheese. Spoon on a couple dollops of spinach dip. Finish with diced tomatoes, and hot sauce (optional).
Happy Game Day... Hope your team wins!!