Remember that chicken fried tempeh that was on the menu at Jackson 20? Well…. I tried my best to recreate it.
And although I don’t have anything to compare it to because I didn’t actually taste it, I’m fairly certain I succeeded.
Because my version was A-mazing!
FoodFash Chicken Fried Tempeh
(yields 2-3 servings)
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons pepper
Mix flour, salt and pepper in a small bowl. In another small bowl, mix eggs and hot sauce. Heat sunflower oil in a cast iron pot over medium heat. Cut tempeh into 1-inch slices, dip in egg mix, then flour mix, and set into heated oil. Watch carefully and flip when browned. When both sides are crispy, place the fried tempeh on a paper towel and let cool for a few minutes.
It’s been a loooooong time since I’ve had fried chicken. But I do remember fried that tasted so good that I couldn’t help but eat all the spare fried pieces I could find. This combo of hot sauce, pepper, and garlic salt turned my fried into exactly that.
I don’t plan on making this often, but it’s good to know that I’m capable of turning a southern staple into something sinfully veggielicious!
Have you successfully fried anything lately?