Sunday, January 08, 2006

Veggie Burgers 'n Fries

We all have old standby's for meals. At our house it's "Burger-Fry Night"!

Fry patties (in smidgen of oil) and once cooked, layer on vegan cheese and wrap patty in 1/2 a tortilla (pictured). Cook on low until tortilla is toasty warm and cheese has melted. We prefer whole-wheat tortillas (check ingredients for no hydrogenated oils) to burger buns.... why fill up on bread when you have fries?!

Our household is split on burger preference. My husband and older daughter like Amy's California Burgers, and I usually have a tempeh burger or experiment with new veggie patties. Pictured is a "Mountain Veggie Burger", which was a little dry and spicy - no repeat purchase here.

I always make home fries, and they are easy! Slice potatoes (along with sweet potatoes as an option) into wedges or thick strips. Toss with olive oil, sea salt, transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and bake for an hour or more at 400 degrees. I have variations of roasted potatoes and fries in both cookbooks if you want to mix things up! Also pictured is Mi-So Good Gravy! (p.72, The Everyday Vegan) for dipping - an absolute must with home fries... tangy and mmmm-yummy!


Anonymous said...

The gravy sounds lovely. I
never thought of miso as a
gravy for burgers, terrific!

Harmonia said...

I’m a big fan of Amy’s products!!! I have tried the Chicago Burger but since being an aspiring vegan I have cut those out since they have dairy. The Last burger of her’s I had was the Texas Burger. Ironically, since I didn’t have enough time to make lunch today, I am having her minestrone soup!

Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to try Amy's Burgers. Sadly, out of the plethora of veggie burgers out there, there are only a few vegan ones. My mom always buys me huge boxes of Boca's from the bulk grocery store. They are good when nothing else is around, but not amazing in flavor (and I also try not to go too heavy on soy); I have to load one up with Nayonaise, ketchup, pickles and onion to enjoy it.

Dreena said...

It's always worthwile trying some new veggie burgers. I have been disappointed often, however there have been a few I definitely like and go back to.

Amy's has a couple of vegan burgers, California and Texas, which have quite different tastes and textures. The Texas is soy-based, whereas California is walnut and grain-based.