|Cookin' Crunk by Bianca Phillips|
Cookin' Crunk: Eatin' Vegan in the Dirty South is the newest addition to my family of vegan cookbooks, and it is quickly becoming a favorite. I flipped through the pages, last night, trying to decide what to make for dinner. Having had the opportunity to preview the book before its actual release date, I have been salivating over the recipes for a while now.
If you follow this blog, or even know me just a little bit, you would know that I am a sucker for comfort foods, and this book takes comfort foods to a whole new low...and by low, I mean down to the Dirty South. Bianca lovingly recreates childhood favorites and puts her own crunk into Southern classics.
|Fried Tofu Chicken Wafflewiches with Maple-Dijon Sauce from Cookin' Crunk by Bianca Phillips|
Let's start with that crispy delicious Southern Fried Tofu Chicken. The Tofu Chicken Marinade, alone, is reason enough to buy this book. It's rich, savory, and just the right amount of salty. The batter is also flavorful, and the double dredge makes it nice and thick before hitting the frying pan, ensuring a thick, crispy coating all around that soft flavorful tofu inside.
Next, let's take a look at those Savory Sandwich Waffles! Perfectly golden and crispy on the outside, while soft and pillowy on the inside. The perfect "bread" for this sandwich.
Now on to that Maple-Mustard Sauce. The picture above doesn't do the sauce justice, so here's an open faced shot:
|That Maple-Mustard Sauce in Incredible!|
The sandwich all together was a huge success, and I can see myself making it, as well as many other recipes from this book again and again.
So go buy this book! And if you can't buy it right now, well,