Monday, August 18, 2008

Midwestern meal

I wanted to make the kind of dinner I grew up eating in Dayton, Ohio -- except veganized and all organic, of course.

So last night's meal was tofu "fish sticks," tater tots and sweet peas.

Tofu "fish" sticks

As soon as Jason took a bite, he began to laugh.

"What's so funny?" I said.

"I don't know how you do it, but these are 100 times better than fish sticks."

They were.

I used this recipe from Vegan Lunchbox. I skipped the step where it said to put all the ingredients for the coating in a blender, since I was already using almond meal and not almond slices. I also had a little bit of trouble finding kelp granules; it turns out they are stocked in the spice section at the health food store, not the seaweed section.

Jason specifically requested sweet peas from a can, so I was finally able to use up that one can of peas that has been lurking in the pantry forever.

4 comments:

jennycestcake said...

Ahhhh, the tater tot! We midwesterners love our tots, don't we?

Fish sticks are the only seafood I've ever had. It's been a long time since I've had them, but I guess I don't share the same affection for them as you! They look great, though, and it's awesome that Jason thought they were better than the real thing!

Maggie said...

I haven't had fishsticks since I was a kid, but I remember loving them.

I can't believe that's the only seafood you've ever had. I used to eat so much seafood, it's a little gross now to think about.

Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

I need to make those. I actually loved fish sticks as a kid (*barf*)!

Nikki Douglas said...

I grew up in Akron and Wooster, Ohio (my teens and college there)so I know what you mean about midwestern food. They used to have these potatoes I loved in Wooster ant a little local diner called "broasted" potatoes which I guess means they were roasted and braised. Whatever it was they were delicious. I think faux fishsticks sounds awesome!