Football-watching food: Wings. Duh.
However, traditional buffalo wings contain… (I know. You’re thinking “buffalo.” But that is incorrect.) …chicken. And chickens are happier running around eating bugs and seeds than they are being pan-fried. But you may be on this veggie diet to shed a few pounds and stay healthy, so you are more concerned about avoiding the greasy skin & fat-covered morsels that are chicken wings. So let’s find a win-win and cook up something that’s veggie-based and fits the meatless mantra we’re all here to share.
Good news! I have found a pre-made solution for excellent wings that requires almost no effort.
Now get some vegan ranch dressing from the natural foods store to dip them in and you’re all set. Easy-peasy.
Variation: Gardein, the same maker of the wings shown above, also makes fabulous breaded “chicken nuggets.”
This year, to mimic the fried coating on restaurant wings, I am going to bake up a batch of these and coat them, once crispy, with the wing sauce. I may also use the Buffalo Wings-style nuggets, dredge them in flour, salt and pepper, and then deep fry them to see if it is even more authentic. But that’s more for the benefit of science; we prefer low-fat cooking and deep frying really doesn’t fit that description.
I have shared three ways to make meatless buffalo wings this Sunday… Cook up whichever fits your craving and enjoy the game!
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