Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

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Introduction: Vegan Mozzarella Sticks

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One of the many foods off the table for vegans is the good ol' mozzarella stick. Deep fried with breadcrumbs and cheese, this food should not be considered healthy.

But who says we can't make it vegan? Using a good vegan cheese, teese, by the chicago soy dairy, we will create the abomination that is, Vegan Mozzarella Sticks.

Step 1: Ingredients

For this recipe you will need:

Wet Mix of:
1/2c Flour
1/2c water
1 tbsp Cornstarch

1c Italian Breadcrumbs
1 pk Teese Cheese

Step 2: Cut the Cheese

First remove the teese vegan cheese from the wrapping and cut into square strips.

Step 3: Mix Wet Ingredients

Next mix together flour, water and cornstarch into a slurry. It should be the consistency of pancake batter.

Step 4: Coat the Sticks

Next, take the sticks, dip them into the flour-water mix. The dip them into the breadcrumbs,

Step 5: Deep Fry

Once you have a batch of sticks coated, deep fry them to a crisp.

Step 6: Serve With Marinara Sauce

Once you have a batch cooked, serve with marinara sauce and enjoy!

Everyone at instructables seemed to enjoy these little morsels, as you can see they are all gone. They give a pretty convincing alternative to the real thing.

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How is the Teese Cheese? I've tried Galaxy Nutritional (which was gross) and I've tried Daiya(which is also not so pleasant for me.) Which "cheese" has the best flavor and taste?

Also, how come we cant use the flavoring for the cheddar or mozzarella in vegan? Is it just seasoning, or is it how the cheese is prepared? What is added to the milk to make the cheese different from each other?

I love the idea of this.

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If it's true vegan cheese there should be no milk in the mixture.

I've tried Teese and it's pretty good. It melt's OK, but you do need some structure to make vegan mozzarella sticks, so I think Teese is a good choice for something like this. Daiya Mozzarella is very rich-the shreds wouldn't work for this, but they have a new Daiya Wedge that would probably work (only place I've seen it is at Whole Foods, but you might be able to get it elsewhere). Of the three though, I like the taste of Follow Your Heart's Vegan Gourmet Mozzarella style best and it melts too. It takes really high temperatures to melt FYH-VG - it is firmer than Teese,
so it would hold up structurally too I think.

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The Daiya wedge is very soft, in my experience.  It probably wouldn't hold up well.

I want those soo bad but vegan cheese is expensive :(

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Not any more expensive than dairy cheese...about $4 per package...

I can't believe that there's a vegan cheese... I thought being vegan was a commitment...

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It still is a commitment, but the advancements in the food industries has created a vast array of products that help accommodate an easier lifestyle change. And it is a lifestyle, not a diet.

But eating vegan cheese is practically cheating on yourself. If you're gonna eat it, just quit vegan... I dont how youre saying that its a lifestyle is gonna change anything...

I suppose soy millk is cheating too?

No, it's not. But you're still eating cheese.

It's not cheese, just like soy milk is not milk. What it's called is unimportant. What you eat IS important!

Soy milk is considered like a milk... just that it's not from animals...

Hi, I understand your confusiong...You appear to have mistaken 'milk' as any milk either from a plant or animal source. When vegans discuss 'milk' it is usually always assumed, especially in recipes, that they are in fact referring to a plant milk, in this case Soya milk. Vegan cheese isn't cheating on your diet. Not are vegan donuts, profiteroles, eclairs, mock meat, chocolate or anything else. If you're interested in seeing what vegans can eat, there is a small company in the UK, london, www.accidentallyvegan.co.uk They're pretty awesome and you can see what they have created without having to use animal 'milks' or anything animal derrived. GREAT recipe, btw. Cheers!

I never said eating soy cheese is cheating on your diet, its cheating on yourself.

How though? I guess if you were to say that over-indulgence, so eating lods of cheese, is greedy and sort of not what vegans stand for, then you'd be right. I kind of agree with you, but sometimes it's nice to have a little treat.

But if you're going to make a commitment to something, you might as well stick with that...

But not all vegans are doing it for environmental reasons, or even for health reasons... But I do understand you, for me, personally I don't have excess soya milk, cheese and overly processed products

I wasn't talking about any of that...

What ARE you talking about, then?

I'm completely confused, honestly.
Are you thinking Teese has animal products in it? That's the only thing that makes any sense at all to me with the context of your posts.

Eating non-animal based vegan "cheese" means we should just not be vegan? What? I'm in this for the animals - eating non-dairy, cruelty free cheese-like foods that are tasty isn't hurting animals.

The only thing one must do to be vegan is to abstain, as much as practical and possible, from eating/using/purchasing products that kill, exploit or otherwise infringe upon animals and their bodily autonomy. Eating Teese, made by a couple vegans who own an independent little company, make their products out of vegan ingredients in a dedicated dairy-free plant does not harm animals or go against any parts of veganism.

I do not understand your comments. At all.
Honestly, saying "if you eat vegan cheese you should just not be vegan" makes as much sense as saying "if you eat tofu you should just not be vegan."
That is, it makes no sense at all in any way. Please explain more clearly what you're talking about?