I’ve gotten multiple requests for these vegan sausage patties in the two weeks since this blog has been back up, and with good reason! Sure, you can purchase expensive uncooked vegan sausage, but once you’ve tried these sausage patties, why would you want to?
This brilliant recipe adapted from Vegetarians in Paradise ranks as one of my all-time favorites. These sausage patties are simple and quick to throw together, and frequently find themselves on a plate with pancakes on warm Saturday mornings at my house. They also go nicely on a toasted English muffin with a slice of fried tofu, melted vegan cheese and mustard. They have great texture (from textured vegetable protein) and are omnivore-approved, so check ’em out!
Vegan Sausage Patties
- ½ c tvp
- ½ c boiling water
- ½ c whole wheat flour
- ¼ c oat or wheat bran
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp ground flax seeds, optional
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp crushed sage
- ½ tsp fennel seeds
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
- dash or two of cayenne, optional
- ¼ c water
- ½ tsp liquid smoke
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp blackstrap molasses
- oil for frying
- Stir together tvp and boiling water and set aside to soak for 5 minutes.
- Add flour, bran, and dry spices; stir to incorporate.
- In a measuring cup, measure out water; add liquid smoke directly to the cup and stir (this way the smoke will be evenly distributed).
- Add water mixture and remaining liquids to dry; mix well.
- With your hands, form mixture into ½" thick patties.
- Heat a quarter inch of oil in a cast iron pan.
- When oil is hot, fry patties for a couple of minutes on each side, until golden.
- Repeat last step with remaining batter, adding more oil each round as necessary.
- Serve hot.