Ok so this is a recipe for you hard core fermented food lovers out there!
Homemade Kentucky Fried Tempeh… what!
Yep this one’s going to take some time (if made from scratch) but if you’re lucky enough to have a store selling ready made tempeh then this recipe’s going to be really easy.
Chop the tempeh into random chunks the size of a chicken dipper.
Soak the tempeh in the tasty marinade for 30mins and pop in the fridge for the flavours to mingle.
Dip the tempeh in the batter, coat it in flour and then deep fry it and of course dip it in your favourite condiment (barbeque or sweet chilli sauce) once its been fried up a gooden!
If you’re a fan of tempeh and eat it a lot I would seriously recommend our make your own tempeh recipe, it will cost you a tenth of the price it would in store, as with most fermented foods it will take a couple of days to make and you’ll need to get yourself a little bit of equipment to get going but if you like a good food experiment you’ll have to give this one a go.
Aside from being really good for you it’s also one of the strangest foods I have ever made in my life see for yourself or take a look at our pics here.
The other great thing about making it yourself is you can make a mother load (usually around 6 big blocks in one batch) and freeze them for another day so it’s a job you’ll only do once in a while.
If you’re interested in making your own you will need to buy good tempeh spores and I would recommend these guys at top cultures, if you need any help just send me a message via the comments section and I’ll try to help as much as possible although you should be good with our step by step guide. Happy Fermenting!
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- 1 pack tempeh 8oz/225g
- 2 tbsp tamari
- ½ tsp bouillon
- ¼ tsp garlic granules
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp sugar
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 4 tsp Dijon mustard
- ⅔ cup water
- ⅓ cup plain flour or gluten free flour
- ⅓ cup breadcrumbs/ gluten free bread crumbs
- flour mix
- BREADCRUMB MIX
- 1½ tsp salt
- 1½ tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- ¾ cup plain flour or gluten free flour
- ¾ cup bread crumbs or gluten free bread crumbs
- 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 3 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tsp paprika
- Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 4/350/180
- Mix the marinade ingredients together in a bowl, slice the tempeh into wedges and add to the marinade, make sure the tempeh is completely covered in the marinade and refrigerate for at least 30mins.
- Drain the tempeh and bake on a lined baking tray for ten minutes on a low heat to dry out a bit.
- While the tempeh is baking, mix the batter ingredients together in a medium bowl and put to the side.
- In another bowl add all the breadcrumb ingredients
- Grab a large plate and one by one dip each piece of tempeh into the batter so it is completely coated and then roll into the breadcrumb mix so each piece is completely covered, place on the plate and repeat until all your tempeh is done.
- Deep fry the tempeh pieces 4 at a time for about 4-5mins or until golden brown leave to sit on a sheet of kitchen roll whilst the rest are cooking.
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