Recipe from Kathy Hester. Find her at: https://healthyslowcooking.com/
Kathy likens this to a “cheat” meal, and although it is healthy and clean, it tastes that way. Crispy chicken-like fingers, seasoned just right, and air fried, this is a quick and easy way to enjoy a treat.
Recipe can be doubled if air fryer is large enough, or make multiple batches.
1/2 bag Butler Soy Curls—4 ounces
3 cups boiling water
1/4 cup fine ground cornmeal
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1-2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning to taste
Salt and pepper if desired and to taste (I used a scant 1/2 teaspoon)
Put the soy curls in a heat proof bowl. Pour the boiling water over them and let them soak for 5-10 minutes, or until soft and plump throughout. Do not oversoak, or the texture becomes too soft. [I originally used a brand from China that had a more dense texture. The pieces were uniform finger-llike rectangles. Some remained hard in the middle even with 15 minutes of soaking] With Butler’s brand there be big and small pieces, which is fine. Pour the soy curls into a strainer in your sink and drain, pressing out excess water with a spoon.
Mix the breading ingredients well in a small bowl. Place the drained soy curls in a large bowl and mix in the breading. Coat each piece well.
Place the breaded soy curls into your air fryer and cook at 380 F for 5 minutes. Shake or redistribute, and cook 5 minutes more or until lightly brown and crisp.
Great with mashed potatoes or air fried potatoes, and with your favorite gravy .I served this with my favorite sautéed mushrooms: https://nansimonsen.com/dishes/nans-favorite-mushroom-saute-or-gravy/ AND cauliflower mashed potatoes: https://nansimonsen.com/dishes/creamy-vegan-cauliflower-mashed-potatoes/