Introduction: Vegan Coconut-Beer Battered Tempeh

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For those of us who prefer tempeh to shrimp, but still crave that sweet breaded-and-fried taste, I present to you a recipe for vegan coconut-beer battered tempeh. Delish.

Step 1: Ingredients

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Assemble Ingredients:

1 Bottle of Beer!
Olive Oil (for frying)
1 Tsp Baking Powder
Big ol' Dollop of Mustard
1 Package Tempeh
2 Cups Coconut Flakes
1/2 Cup Flour

Step 2: The Batter

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Mix Flour, Baking Powder, 2/3 Cups of Beer, and Big 'ol Dollop of Mustard in a small mixing bowl.

Enjoy the rest of the beer while you cook, but don't forget to save some for the meal!

Step 3: Coconut Prep

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Throw the flaked coconut and a little flour into another bowl.

Step 4: Tempeh Prep

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Slice your tempeh into bite sized morsels.

Step 5: Assembly Line

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Put a good amount of olive oil in a frying pan and heat at around medium-high. Set tempeh morsels, beer batter, and coconut flakes adjacent to the frying pan.

Step 6: Batter Dippin

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Dip a tempeh morsel in batter.

Step 7: Coconut Flakin'

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Roll in coconut flakes.

Step 8:

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Drop in frying pan and let fry. Add all of the tempeh morsels this way and fry until golden brown. You may want to put a lid on it at times to increase heat to ensure batter is cooked.

Also, a plate nearby with paper towels or toilet paper on it is handy to put tempeh morsels on to drain excess oil once cooked.

Step 9: Enjoy!

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Serve with sauce of your choice. Sweet and sour sauce works just fine :-)


MAudette85 (author)2014-01-20

omg. so trying that. I may have just found me vegan alternative the coconut shrimp!!!!

izzdad (author)2013-08-19

I look forward to becoming vegan from posts like this. I cannot wait to make this recipe. Thank You

grannyjones (author)2012-12-27

I'm gettin' me some shrimp; hope you don't mind!

jessyratfink (author)2012-04-02

That looks amazing. :D

canida (author)2012-04-01

Looks awesome!
I'm not vegan, so you'll forgive me for applying your coconut beer batter to a wider variety of things. There will of course be some veggies - I'm thinking sweet potatoes could be incredible done this way.

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