I served these to some non-vegan friends (one of whom "hates tofu") and they seemed to really like them. Based on a recipe from vegweb.com. The original called for crushed cornflakes, but when I went to make this, somebody had eaten all my cornflakes so I used Lay's Baked Potato Chips instead. I like the salty taste of the chips better than the sweet of the cornflakes, but feel free to used crushed anything here and add other seasonings to your heart's content. You can find vegetarian chicken bouillon at your local health food store.
- Put hot water in a bowl and stir in bouillon. Soak TVP in this liquid for 10 minutes. It will expand.
- Stir in just enough instant mashed potatoes to make a doughy mixture that can be formed into patties. Mix in salt, pepper, and other seasonings to taste.
- Dip patties in crushed baked potato chips, covering completely. Fry in oil until crispy, turning occasionally.