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Vegan breadcrumb coating?

scuzzo May 29, 2009 07:55 PM

I'm cooking for a vegan. I want to make eggplant with a crunchy crust. What can I use to make the breadcrumbs stick? Anyone tried this?

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    phantomdoc May 31, 2009 09:16 AM

    You can use any ground nuts, cooked whole grain (such as kasha or millet), or my favorite, sesame seeds to "bread" your eggplant before frying.

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      4Snisl May 30, 2009 05:39 PM

      You could make a batter using chickpea flour, water, salt and a little baking powder- not sure if the crunchy eggplant is going to be incorporated with anything else, in which case the taste/texture may not work for you.

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      1. re: 4Snisl
        scuzzo May 31, 2009 09:08 AM

        Don't think I'd heard of chickpea flour...I want to try it! Thanks.

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        Conservexx May 30, 2009 10:14 AM

        i always spray with olive oil spray on both sides then dredge in flour; adds to the crunch

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        1. re: Conservexx
          scuzzo May 30, 2009 02:08 PM

          Thanks! Great idea too!

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            scuzzo May 30, 2009 05:23 PM

            Ideally, I'd like a low carb, flourless crust.

        2. marietinn May 29, 2009 10:44 PM

          Use plain soy milk to make the breadcrumbs adhere. Also, be sure to check that your breadcrumbs are vegan. If they're store bought alot of the time they have dairy in them. Hope your meal goes well.

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          1. re: marietinn
            scuzzo May 30, 2009 08:19 AM

            Duh! Should have thought of that....but you did, and were kind enough to share. Thanks!

            1. re: scuzzo
              marietinn May 30, 2009 04:20 PM

              No problem! I recently realized it when I was making a vegan mac and cheese recipe.

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