Made with tender and flavorful banana blossoms, this plant-based banana blossom chicken burger is a delicious alternative to traditional chicken burgers. Coated in a crispy batter and served on a toasted bun with your favorite toppings, this burger is sure to be a hit with vegans and meat-eaters alike.
Banana Blossom Chicken Burgers
Banana blossom (also known as banana heart), which is the large, tear-shaped flower that grows at the end of a banana cluster, has a meaty texture and a slightly sweet flavor that makes it an ideal substitute for chicken. Coated in a crispy batter and served on a toasted bun with your favorite toppings, this burger is sure to be a hit.
Banana blossom is rich in nutrients and has several health benefits. Overall, It is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which can aid in digestion and help regulate blood sugar levels. It also contains vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium, which are essential for maintaining overall health and wellness. Additionally, banana blossom is low in calories and has been linked to reducing cholesterol levels and improving heart health. As a result, incorporating banana blossom into your diet can be a fantastic way to boost your nutritional intake and improve your overall health.
- 1 can (510g) of marinated banana blossom
- ½ cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of plant-based milk
- 2 cups of panko breadcrumbs
- Garlic powder
- Paprika powder
- Salt and pepper (only use a pinch since the banana blossom is pre-marinated)
- Oil for frying
Prepare the banana blossom:
First, you need to prepare the banana blossom. Drain the can of banana blossom and rinse it thoroughly under cold water. Then, cut the banana blossom into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
Make the batter:
In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and plant milk. Mix well to combine.
Then, in a separate bowl, whisk together the panko breadcrumbs, garlic powder, paprika powder, salt, and pepper.
Next, dip each piece of banana blossom into the wet batter and coat it thoroughly. Then, roll the banana blossom in the breadcrumb mixture until it's fully coated. Repeat with all the pieces of banana blossom.
Coat each banana blossom piece in a wet batter
Then transfer to the panko breadcrumb mixture
Coat evenly on both sides
Fry the banana blossom:
Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to the skillet if needed. Once the oil is hot, place the breaded banana blossom pieces in the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy.
Deep fry the banana blossom in a generous amount of oil, for 3-4 minutes on each side
Once the banana blossom has turned golden brown and crispy on both sides, remove to a plate
Assemble the burger:
Toast the burger buns to your liking. Add lettuce, tomato, onion, or any other toppings you desire. Then, place the cooked banana blossom pieces on top of the burger buns and serve immediately.
That's it! With these simple steps, you can create delicious and satisfying vegan chicken burgers using banana blossom. This recipe is not only healthier and more sustainable than its meat-based counterpart, but it's also just as tasty! So why not give it a try and see for yourself?
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