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Friday, April 1, 2011

The McVegan - McDonalds style breakfast

So I was really craving a maccas breakfast - god knows why, the amount of cruelty associated with that company is disgusting, and the amount of money that is poured into it by people who are either ignorant to the fact, or don't care is also disgusting.
So anyway, I decided I could make my own vegan style McDonalds breakfast - and here it is!

A Nutmeat patty and tofu 'egg' slab served on an english breakfast muffin with 'cheese' sauce, accompanied by hashbrowns.

Pretty neat, huh? I was impressed. So was Mr. Monster, he said that all the sauces really complimented it, and that infact it actually tasted better than a maccas burger, so there you go!

You will need:

english muffins
hash browns


1 tin of sanitarium nutmeat
1/2 cup of cooked brown (or white) rice, cooked
1 generous tablespoon of wholegrain mustard
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 small-medium onion, diced finely
1/3 cup of massels supreme gravy mix powder (no water added)
tablespoon of soy sauce
tablespoon of mixed herbs
1/2 - 1 cup of binder. You can use breadcrumbs, flour or corn flour

Add all ingredients bar the binder and mix well, you may need to grate the nutmeat ( I just squeeze it through my hands a few times)
Add the binder and roll into thin patties to fit in the english muffin.

Fry patties once constructed and put to side.

For cheese sauce you will need
1/4 cup of flour
7 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
tablespoon of mustard
tablespoon of tomato sauce (for the colour)
salt and pepper  to taste
teaspoon of lemon juice (optional)
large tablespoon of vegan butter (I used nutellex)
1/2 cup + of soy milk

Melt butter over stove and then add flour, whisk this together, it should look kind of doughy, add soy milk and whisk together, add mustard, lemon juice, nutritional yeast salt and pepper and whisk together.
this should go very thick, when you take it off the heat it will go thicker. I used it very thick on mine, but if you'd prefer it to be runnier you could do that too, make it more of a 'hollondaise sauce'
take off heat and let cool a little

'Egg' mixture:

one packet of firm tofu (I just used a shelf safe packaged one because it's all I could get my hands on)
vegan parmesan cheese (optional)

slice firm tofu into cm thick slices,  and if you're using the veg parmesan cheese, gently coat them in it (this is completely optional, it would be fine without it)
gently fry tofu and put to side with cooked patties, I found this worked best of all places in my sandwich press! it squeezes the water out whilst frying and steaming the tofu simultaneously, smells and tastes more like egg!

then you can construct your burgers!

Place patty and 'egg on a muffin, and smear the top part of the bun with your cheesy sauce - add a sauce (I used bbq sauce), pull your hash browns out of the oven and you're ready to enjoy it!

I'm impressed! :)

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