This is a quick and easy recipe for herb crusted soy schnitzels, ideal for those who miss eating meat. This is also a budget-friendly vegetarian recipe.
Oh, what a busy day I had yesterday. It was for the first time in my life when I didn’t enjoy cooking and all I wanted was to finish and rest in bed. My “not-yet-vegan” boyfriend is going on a trip and I had to cook lots of meals for him. Furthermore, my camera didn’t work right and the lighting was awfully poor because of the constant rain we’ve been having.
Oh yes! Enough blabbing. About the recipe…well it’s very tasty and it reminds me of my old days when I used to eat chicken schnitzels on a regular basis. This was a dish that my parents and I used to prepare and that reminds me of family gatherings and good times. It’s great in combination with any side dish and it’s very filling and satisfying. However, there are meatless ways of cooking this meal that’s healthier for our bodies and more environmentally friendly.
The best replacement for meat
In my opinion soy is the best replacement for meat. Combined with dry herbs and the right spices or seasonings, it’s absolutely perfect! Soy is a perfect substitute to virtually any kind of meat or dairy product, and the taste is either identical or even better! As soy products don’t have a prominent flavor, they absorb the flavor of the sauces and condiments that you use. This way, soy can be transformed into any type of dish you crave!
You should give this yummy recipe a try! These soy schnitzels are super easy to make and have a great meaty texture. You won’t even realize that they’re not actual chicken. Contrary to common belief, the list of necessary ingredients for cooking vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes is not that long. Sometimes, you can whip up a delicious and appetizing meal with only a few ingredients that most of us always have in our kitchens, anyway.
I hope you’ll love this recipe as much as I do!
- Dry soy schnitzels– I used 2 packages of 100g each (about 20 schnitzels)
- Dry herbs – oregano, rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley – about half a cup in total
- 1 cup whole wheat flour or GF flour
- ½ tsp sea salt
- Vegetable oil – as needed
- Put the dry schnitzels in a pot and add enough water to cover them. Boil them for 25 minutes.
- Add the flour, salt and dry herbs in a large plate and mix them all together.
- When the schnitzels are boiled, put them in a strainer and let them cool down for about 10 minutes.
- Add the soy schnitzels into the flour mix, and turn them around to coat, then shake off excess flour.
- Heat vegetable oil in a non stick frying pan. Fry the schnitzels at high to medium heat for about 3 minutes until golden brown, making sure to turn the schnitzels frequently.
- Drip the oil on a paper towel. Serve!