American football season is here, and so is this super spicy alternative to buffalo wings. It’s kinda junky due to the number of sub products involved (vegan milk, butter, mayo) but it hits the spot if you’re trying to satisfy a particular craving. Sometimes when you’re vegetarian you’ve got to have the special treat of imitation foods. Treatchaself.
16 oz brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved, if large
1 c plant-based milk
1 t apple cider vinegar
3/4 c flour
1/2 c corn starch
1 t sea salt, more to taste
2 t + 1 c hot sauce of choice, divided
3 c bread crumbs
1/2 c Earth Balance
4-8 garlic cloves, depending on size,* minced
1 T maple syrup
1 t tamari (or soy sauce)
1/2 c organic vegenaise
one lemon, juiced
garlic powder to taste
dried oregano to taste
dried basil to taste
*I used five garlic cloves because most were massive.
- Preheat oven to 425°F and lightly oil a lipped baking sheet. Set aside.
- Add milk and vinegar to a small bowl and set aside for a moment, allowing it to curdle.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, corn starch, and sea salt. Add milk mixture and two teaspoons of the hot sauce to the dry ingredients, whisking until lump free.
- Put bread crumbs in a separate medium bowl.
- One by one, immerse Brussels sprout in batter, then coat completely in the bread crumbs. Finally, place on prepared baking sheet. This is messy and not the time to send a text or turn up your podcast. :)
- Bake Brussels sprouts for ten minutes, remove from oven and flip them, then continue to bake for another 10-12 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat butter in a skillet over medium. When melted, add minced garlic and sauté for about a minute. Then mix in remaining one cup of hot sauce, maple syrup, and tamari. Cook for about one more minute to give the ingredients a chance to meld.
- To make the ranch-like dipping sauce, whisk together vegenaise, lemon juice, and dashes of sea salt, garlic powder, dried oregano, and dried basil to taste.
- When Brussels sprouts are done, toss in the garlic buffalo sauce and serve immediately with dipping sauce.
Serves several people buzzed on Miller Lite.
Bummed Out Bailey Rating: 7/10 My dipping sauce was too runny and the recipe is messy. 10/10 on spiciness and taste, though!
Rick-the-Meat-Eater Rating: 7/10 Even he loathes Brussels sprouts! Whoa! Wow!
They were pretty goodRick
Adapted from Vegan Garlic Buffalo Brussels Sprouts.
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