Beer battered mushrooms with vegan tartar sauce
And it's all done using simple ingredients you might already have in your pantry. The only thing you might not have at home is nutritional yeast, but you should be able to get it in any health food shop, it's kinda a vegan staple.
I also wanted to created a recipe that, even though fried, still has some nutritional value. Tartar sauce is normally more or less made from oil. So I tried silken tofu as a base for it and added only a little bit of olive oil to it. It worked really well and is a healthier alternative to the traditionally made tartar sauce.
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Battered mushrooms are a great treat as a main or side. Serve them with my high in protein tartar sauce made from tofu.
Beer battered mushrooms are a great treat, and require only basic cooking skills. Just make sure the oil isn't too hot and you aren't boiling them. They should be golden brown.
The vegan tartar sauce is very easy to make, it only takes 4 minutes - if that!
Dunk into the vegan tartar sauce and enjoy!
INGREDIENTS (2 portions):
Vegan beer batter:
- 250ml of beer
- 75g of flour
- 3 tsp garlic powder
- 2 1/2 tsp of salt
- Some black pepper to taste
- 300g white mushrooms
Vegan tartar sauce step 1:
- 300g silken tofu (drained)
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 4 - 6 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Vegan tartar sauce step 2:
- Pickled gherkins (finely chopped)
Then add some breadcrumbs to a bowl.
Then mix together all vegan beer batter ingredients in a large bowl (using a fork or a whisk). Make sure there are no lumps.
Then dunk the mushrooms into the batter and afterwards roll them in the breadcrumbs until they are evenly covered.
Add plenty of oil to a pan and heat up. Fry the mushrooms in the pan until they are golden brown. Then place them on a kitchen towel to absorb the excess oil.
To make the vegan tartar sauce add all ingredients from step 1 into a blender and blend until you get a smooth cream - you can also use a whisk if you don't have a blender. Then pour into a bowl.
Step 2 is easy, just finely chop of a few pickled gherkins. Add them to the tartar sauce bowl and mix together.
Serve the beer battered mushrooms with a lemon wedge. Drizzle some lemon juice on top, dunk into the vegan tartar sauce and enjoy!
And if you like vegan comfort food then also check out my easy vegan sausages.