My original post had the soy curls marinate in a thick yogurt. The more I air fryed soy curls, the more I came to realize that step was completely unnecessary. Now it can be a vegan dish!
I think I can say that I am now a semi-vegetarian, which is a diet that includes eggs and dairy. I will have tuna poke once in awhile, after all I love sushi! So, in my search for other products that I can incorporate into a plant forward eating diet, I have discovered soy curls. They are a natural alternative to meat that are made from non-GMO whole soybeans. Butler Foods in Oregon is my source!
I love buffalo bites, but the cauliflower type can be soggy if you don’t cook it correctly. I thought, why not try soy curls!
1½ c soy curls, pick the longer curls for this recipe
2 c hot filtered water
Organic spicy Italian seasoning
1 c panko or finely ground rice crackers
3 tbsp Frank’s Buffalo Sauce (or more to taste)
Rehydrate the soy curls in a medium bowl with 1 tbsp Italian seasoning and 2 c hot filtered water. Mix well, cover with dish cloth and set aside for at least 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a shallow dish with high sides, fill with the panko or ground rice crackers.
Drain and remove the soy curls and remove as much excessive liquid as possible. Use a salad spinner! At this point, preheat your air fryer at 375 degrees for 6 minutes.
Lightly spray soy curls in avocado oil, then dredge in panko or cracker mixture to coat.
Once your air fryer is heated, spray lightly with an avocado oil (or your oil choice), or better yet, use parchment paper or a silicone cooking basket. Fill your basket with the seasoned curls. Keep in mind that you need to space your food out in an air fryer for the best results. You may need to cook your curls in batches. You do not want to crowd the fryer basket.
Air fry the soy curls for 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket at 7 minutes.
When done, remove and add the soy curls to a bowl and toss in the buffalo hot sauce.
I will admit I topped them with bleu cheese crumbles and used a bleu cheese dressing. A good vegetarian or vegan ranch is another good dip.
Your plate should be empty in about 8 minutes 😊
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