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A Vegan Sandwich Project and Veggie num num’s Crispy Drunken (not)Chicken Baguette

February 21, 2011

Crispy Drunken (not)Chicken Baguette

Round here we love the opportunity to veggieatizer or veganize just about anything and the meatier the better.

So when Marly, from the super lovely blog Namely Marly, contacted Veggie num num a couple of weeks ago with the idea to tackle a vegan sandwich project I was pretty excited!

Along with a little troop of adventurous veggie bloggers Marly planned on veganizing America’s Top 10 New Sandwiches as featured by the Huffington Post and so far the results have been fantastically delicious.

The series has been dubbed America’s Top 10 New Sandwiches… Veganized and this here is Veggie num num’s contribution.

The original sandwich, The Crispy Drunken Chicken Baguette, comes from Baguette Box in Seattle (a long way from south east Queensland Australia) and features on their menu as battered crispy chicken with sweet tangy sauce, caramelized onions and cilantro on a baguette.

So on to the veganization and after recipe hunting, brainstorming and a few exchanged emails with my culinary genius of a brother in law (thanks Clayton :) the resulting recipe was something of a monster with four separate parts but oh boy the sandwich, it’s seriously good!

Marinated tofu, battered and deep fried and then tossed in a sweet tangy sauce piled into a toasted baguette and topped off with sticky caramelized onions and fresh coriander, yes good, very good!!

Head over to Namely Marly to check out the recipe and her wonderful blog, plus make sure to keep your eye out for the entire series of Americas Top 10 New Sandwiches… Veganized!!

Crispy Drunken (not)Chicken Baguette

A great big thank you to Marly for all her fantastic work in putting this project together and allowing Veggie num num to take part :)

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9 Comments

  • Reply Leinana February 21, 2011 at 9:21 am

    This looks SO GOOD! This sandwich series is just killng me. The vegan versions look a million times better than the originals! :)

  • Reply Mandee February 21, 2011 at 9:25 am

    That looks fantastic! What a great project to be a part of :)

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  • Reply chow vegan February 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    OMG! That looks so good! Sounds like a super fun project! You did a great job! :-)

  • Reply Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul February 22, 2011 at 1:55 am

    I want to make all of your recipes!

  • Reply Trudy ~ Veggie num num February 22, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Thanks Leinana!! I’m looking forward to checking out Vegan Good Things veganized sandwich too 😀

    Thank you Mandee, it’s been lots of fun and there’s more delicious sandwiches to come!!

    Thanks chow vegan, it’s a great little vegan project :)

    He-he thanks Jenne 😀

  • Reply Jennifer (Delicieux) February 22, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Your vegan sandwhich looks delicious Trudy!! You certainly are creative when it comes to veganizing food. Sounds like it was a great project to be part of.

  • Reply Rachel February 28, 2011 at 7:13 am

    I made this for lunch today on a snowy Sunday in Canada and I think I died and went to crispy fried tofu heaven! so yummy and definitely worth the prep time. Thanks so much Trudy!

  • Reply Trudy ~ Veggie num num March 8, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Gee thanks Jennifer, it’s a great little project with still more delicious recipes to come!

    Hi Rachel, he-he `crispy fried tofu heaven` sounds like a pretty awesome place to be!! So very glad you enjoyed the sandwich, at least the kitchen would have been a nice place to keep warm while you prepared this monster :) thanks for you sweet comment!!

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