Saturday, September 11, 2010
Chick'n Patty Bacon Melt
Quorn is my second favorite soy-free meatless-meat brand. Gardein is great for all kinds of texture, but sometimes their "chicken" tends to taste just a little plastic if you don't cook it in a sauce. Quorn brand has really decent imitations of processed chicken products. You can really feel like you're eating a chicken nugget or patty, but without the cholesterol and guilt.
It's been years since I've had a chicken patty sandwich. I have shunned the beloved juicy fried chicken on a bun - just for the fattiness of it. But thanks to the great products out there now, I was able to enjoy the concept of a chicken sandwich again - with bacon! Fake bacon isn't all that great on it's own, but the smokey flavor and crunch can make a lot of dishes way more fun.
The fake meat sandwich is a staple in our house. It's fast and easy, especially after a long workout or Bikram class. I always keep kaiser rolls in the freezer, along with the fake bacon. That way we can pull together a sandwich any time.
Faux Chicken Patty Bacon Melt
Quorn Chick'n Patty
2 strips Morningstar Farms veggie bacon
1 slice cheese
Dill pickle slices
Whole Wheat Kaiser Roll
Ketchup & Mayo OR Mustard & Hot Sauce
1. Microwave the bacon until crisp - about 1 minute for 2 slices, longer for more.
2. Cook the chick'n patty according to box. I like to microwave it for 1 minute and then put it in the toaster oven to get crispy for a few minutes.
3. Toast the roll if desired.
4. Remove chicken patty from toaster, place on bun, and immediately top with cheese. Add all the other toppings, and your favorite condiments.
If you have time, try a healthy side dish like Cauliflower Gratin , Edamame Salad, or Cayenne Spiced Corn. Or revisit summer with Dill Potato Salad.