Buffalo wings aren’t just for carnivores when you can make
Match Chicken Wings
Welcome to Vegan Week, the very last week of unResolution Month 2010! It’s a bittersweet time here at BlogWellDone.com HQ. Bitter because unResolution Month is quickly coming to an end. Sweet because there are still seven recipes left, like this one for Match Chicken Wings. Oh, even better, happy #MeatlessMonday!
So, it’s really no secret I love me some chicken wings. Love them. So, when I went vegan, I still wanted my fried chunks of “chicken” dipped in a spicy sauce. (Who ever said anything about vegan food being healthy?? Ha!) Anyway, my main go-to “chicken” when I started being vegan was tofu, but that never really worked because of the texture. Then I tried seitan and believe me, I love the seitan. However, one thing I’ve noticed is that seitan wings get tough when they sit out.
Enter Match Foods Gourmet Qualty Vegan Meat Alternatives. If you’ve not seen me blog about Match Meats, they are amazing. Completely and totally amazing. My first experience with them was at Mokabe’s in St. Lous, MO. On their vegetarian Sunday brunch, they had amazing “crab” cakes that were so good, I had to stop the waitress and make sure they were actually vegan. After being assured they were, I asked what they were made from…I was told Match Meat, which was available at the local Whole Foods.
We drove from Mokabe’s to Whole Foods. It was 45 minutes out our way. I didn’t care.
Anyway, since that time we’ve been back to St. Louis several times, each time buying more Match until I finally found @MatchVeganMeats online and begged them to send me some product. Which they did. And then I fried it into chicken wings.
Vegan Chicken Wings Recipe with Classic Vegan Buffalo Sauce
This recipe depends on two items: Match chicken and vegan margarine. If you can’t find Match chicken, you can use another type of vegan faux meat. If you can’t find vegan margarine, use coconut oil.
You will need:
- 1 stick vegan margarine (or 2 tablespoons coconut oil)
- 1 bottle hot sauce
- (optional) 2 teaspoons cayenne
- 1 pound Match chicken
- 1 cup flour
- Salt and Pepper
- Oil for Frying
Melt the vegan margarine in a skillet. Then add the hot sauce and cayenne. Stir. Set aside. This will be the buffalo sauce.
Take the Match chicken and form it into 1 inch square pieces, sort of like boneless chicken pieces. Put salt and pepper to taste in the flour and then dredge each piece of Match chicken in the flour.
Let the Match chicken sit while the oil comes up to 350 (or medium-high heat.) Fry the Match chicken until it is golden brown.
Remove and dip into the buffalo sauce.
I totally stole that image from MatchMeats.com…thanks!
3 Replies to “Good Food! unResolution Month Post #25: Match Chicken Wings (Oh, Happy #MeatlessMonday, Too!)”
I did something like this back in December. They turned out GREAT! I’m surprised at how well they held their shape. They actually looked like little chicken wings. My husband who is a HUGE buffalo wing lover said they were awesome (he isn’t vegan). My sauce however could use a little work.
I want to try making some sort of ‘sticky wings’ or something. With garlic. Lots and lots of garlic.
Sticky wings…you are looking at either honey or corn starch for that to work. Or you could make a syrup with sugar. that’s what I do for my Mango Hanbanero wings…I make a mango simple syrup and dip the wings into that.