Sunday, September 3, 2017

Meatless Meats

 While living in England I discovered several ways to put meatless meats on the plate.  This was helpful because our refrigerator was very small and we had no freezer space.. So meals relied heavily on shelf stable items.

They can also be great money savers.  Give one or all of them a try.  My husband eats them so they can't be too bad.  :)

Yorkshire Meatless Sausages:
1 pound potatoes, mashed, 1 oz butter, 4 oz finely chopped mushrooms, 4 oz shredded cheese (use what you have), 3 oz bread crumbs
Fry mushrooms in butter; mix together the mushrooms, potatoes and cheese; form into sausages, roll in breadcrumbs;  chill until firm and fry

Glamorgan Sausages:
2 oz. grated cheddar, 2oz. fresh bread crumbs, 1 Tbs finely chopped onion, 1 tsp dry mustard, 2 eggs, separated, 4 tsp water
Mix cheese and half the bread crumbs, onion and mustard;  add the egg yolks and water;  stir until the mixture begins to form a large ball;  from portions into sausages;  dip the sausages into the. Lightly whipped egg whites;  roll in the remaining bread crumbs;  fry until lightly browned

Oatmeal and Herb Sausages:
1 c salted water;  1 c oatmeal;  1 finely chopped onion; 1 tsp mixed herbs (Italian, Mexican, French, mixed poultry seasoning, whatever sounds good); 1/4 c ketchup; 1 egg
Stir the oatmeal into the boiling salted water;  simmer the mixture on low heat for half an hour;  let cool slightly before adding the remaining ingredients;  form into desired shape and fry

Vegetable Meat:
1/4 c wheat germ; 1/4 c oatmeal; 1/4 c rye flakes (or add more oatmeal); 1/4 c wheat gluten; 2 eggs; 1 Tbs beef or chicken bouillon; 1 T dried onion; 1 tsp dried garlic; milk until it holds together
Form and fry or cook in a liquid like spaghetti sauce, chili, soup, etc.  Will absorb the flavor of what it is cooked in.

Meatless Breakfast Sausage:
2/3 c flour;  1/4 tsp sage;  1/2 tsp cayenne;  1/4 tsp celery salt;  1/8 tsp cumin; 15 oz can black beans; 2 Tbs chopped onion; 1egg
Mix ingredients together; let sit for at least 15 minutes;  from and fry

Eggplant Bacon:
Cut very thin but long slices of eggplant;  sprinkle with smoked paprika; fry

Mock Chicken:
2 2/3 c oatmeal;  1/4 c diced onion; 1 1/2 c chicken broth; 2 eggs; 2 tsp sage; 2 tsp poultry seasoning;
Works well in pot pie, chicken and dumplings, etc.

To make Mock Beef:
Season the above with beef broth, onion soup mix, black pepper, onion and some garlic

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