Recipe Vegan 'Fish' and Chips

Herbie

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I've been meaning to try this for ages. Both tofu and banana blossom are used to make a vegan alternative to fish and chips. I had a can of banana blossom in the cupboard so I did a little experiment:

I took just of piece of the blossom and dried it on kitchen roll.
  1. Dredged in flour.
  2. Dipped in a batter of (GF) flour, crushed seaweed (A sheet of the seaweed sold for sushi-making), fizzy water.
  3. Fried in hot veg oil until the batter started to brown (Gluten free flour does not turn nice and golden)
I cooked some chips with it. Then fed to unsuspecting husband who said 'This tastes like fish and chips'. Success. Needed a bit of salt in the batter though.

Ingredients:
  • Banana blossom (one piece)
  • Flour (half a cop)
  • Fizzy water (enough to make a thick-ish batter)
  • Seaweed/Nori (One sheet)
  • Oil (enough so the 'fish' is submerged)
  • Salt
  • Potatoes (if making chips)
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Morning Glory

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Well now - this could be an entry for the current challenge. But what is banana blossom? I know I could look it up...
 

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It really is the flower at the end of a bunch of bananas (I don't know the variety). I bought the can (from ASDA) a few month ago when I was experimenting with Sri Lankan dishes as it is used there a lot according to my Sri Lankan friend. I've still got most of the tin left to experiment with.

I'll post some pics.
 

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