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Mock Crab Cakes With Lemon-Dill Mayo

For the Cakes:
1/2 cup finely diced onions
1/4 cup finely diced carrots
Oil for sautéing
2 tsp. minced garlic
2 lbs. firm tofu, crumbled
1 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/8 cup dry white wine
1 Tbsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground white pepper
Juice of 1 lime

  • Sauté the onions and carrots in a little oil until soft, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute longer. Let cool completely.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, mixing well. Let cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

For the Old Bay Breading:
2 cups panko bread crumbs
3 Tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
2 tsp. kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp. pepper

  • Pulse the panko bread crumbs briefly in a food processor to form a medium-grain crumb.
  • Add the Old Bay, salt, and pepper and mix well.

For the Lemon-Dill Mayo:
1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise (try Vegenaise)
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. hot sauce (optional)

  • Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir until just combined. Chill until serving.

To Assemble:
Tofu mixture
Old Bay breading
Oil for sautéing
1 Baguette
Olive oil for brushing
Lemon-dill mayo
Dill for garnish (optional)

  • Preheat the oven to 450˚F.
  • Form the tofu mixture into 1 1/2-oz. cakes. Dredge the cakes in the breading mix, being certain to cover all surfaces completely.
  • Sauté the cakes in a little oil over medium heat in a large, flat-bottomed pan for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until browned and crispy.
  • Slice the baguette on the diagonal into 1/2-inch slices, then brush each side with olive oil.
  • Bake the baguette slices for 3 to 4 minutes, being careful not to toast completely. Remove from the oven.
  • Top each crostini with one tofu cake, a dollop of lemon-dill mayo, and dill garnish, if desired.
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      • Shaidita says:

        If you want to veganize sea products, you’ve got to try seaweed! Try different textures until you find the one that’s right for your recipe. I looooove it!

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