This is a very simple and delicious recipe for vegetarian chicken nuggets. They have a crispy crust and tender center. It only takes about 10 minutes to make and they are the best vegetarian chicken nuggets I have ever had. (that speaks volumes because I am not a vegetarian)
Step 1: Supplies
For this instructable you need:
1 1/2 cup Flour
1/2 Tbsp Salt
1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
1 Large Egg
(optional) 1/2 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
1 can of low fat Worthington Scallops
You can get them here:
For cooking you will need:
Large bag (ziplock)
Step 2: Preparation
Turn your deep fryer on to 375* F
Open can of low fat worthington skallops and empty some (NOT ALL) of the canning juice into the sink leaving about 2 Tbsp in the can.
Empty the can and remaining juice into your large bag.
Crack your egg and empty the contents into your bag.
Now for the fun part:
Make sure your egg yolk is broken
Step 3: Dry Mix
Combine all Dry ingredients (flour, bread crumbs and salt) in large bowl.
Empty your skallops into the mixed bowl and stir.
You can add more flour if you see bare or wet spots on the fake meat.
If you like spicy chicken nuggets you can add Cayenne pepper to your dry mix before the skallops.
Step 4: Deep Fry
Do not crowd the "chicken" when you place it in the deep fryer or the food will not cook evenly.
Cook for 4-5 Minutes
After done cooking place the chicken nuggets on a napkin on a plate to absorb excess oil.
Allow the nuggets to cool for 1 minute
Step 5: Enjoy
After cooling serve enjoy!
1 can of skallops can usually feed about 4 people making about 18-20 nuggets.
You can cut the skallops (before shaking) into small pieces to make popcorn "chicken"
You can also add variety of spices to the dry mix to change the flavor (Don't stray from the basic dry mix)