Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Greenwise can suck it

Brunch is kind of a big deal in my two-person household, and my boyfriend considers no brunch complete without sausage. The semi-recent discontinuation of Publix’s Greenwise vegan sausage was disappointing and, well, pissed us off, mostly because it was our favorite but also because there are few other options for breakfast faux meats in our craptastically small town. Thus, this recipe - adapted from The New Farm Cookbook - was born.

Tempeh sausage

8 oz. tempeh
½ tsp salt
1 tsp sage
1 tsp marjoram
1 tsp thyme
1tsp cumin
2 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
2 tbsp flour (I use whole wheat pastry, but you could use all-purpose)
¼ tsp liquid smoke
2 tbsp warm water
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp soy sauce

Steam the tempeh for 15 minutes and allow to cool. Grate on the coarse side of a grater. Add the seasonings, salt, and flour, and mix well. Stir in the liquid ingredients, mix well. Shape into thin patties. Pan fry in a little oil or cooking spray until browned on each side.