Feb 5, 2011

Ultimate Game Day Food

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:

Fry Batter:
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.

Spinach Dip:
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!!


  1. that looks divine and I think I'll try it today...thanks

  2. Hm, you can be as obnoxious as you like at my place anytime. This looks fantastic! Plus I sneakingly suspect it just wouldn't be as good without the tomatoes...

  3. I'm sure everyone loved this. It is fried and that's what they like right?