Eat, Drink, And Be Vegan Burgers And Potato Squashers
I should start off by saying, these Spicoli Burgers (page 145) from Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan are hands down the best vegan burgers I have ever made. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Veganomicon‘s Black Bean Burgers, but these are just extraordinary! The Spicoli Burgers are rice and hemp seed based burgers, with red pepper, onion, and seasonings. They’re very easy to make- just a whirl in the food processor and pan-fry- just mind the 30 minute chill time the dough requires to firm up when you’re planning to make them. These are delicious with any toppings or naked, on a bun or bunless, but I tried one of the leftover burgers on whole wheat toast with a generous helping of Vegan Brunch‘s Garden Herb Spread and it was out-of-this-world amazing! The flavors were just perfect together.
Per the suggestion in Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan, I made Potato Squashers (page 162) to go alongside our burgers. They’re so much fun and couldn’t possibly easier to make! They do take a lot of oven time, but if you have the time, these are fantastic. There’s no prep outside of stabbing some potatoes with a fork! My husband walked in and saw me doing the smashing and asked if I was making “mashed potato smiley faces”. I have no idea if those are vegan, because I don’t buy them, but these are the same basic idea and a lot cheaper (and probably healthier). Plus, kids love these!!
I hope you’re having a great weekend!
What’s your favorite vegan cookbook burger recipe?