Vegetarian "chicken" Cakes With Aioli

Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

think crab cakes, but chicken. not real chicken of course, although you could do that. you could also use an egg as a binder instead of the gluten and cheese. this recipe came about on a day there was no food in the house so i altered a recipe beyond recognition to create food of some kind. i was very pleased with the results.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. mix aioli ingredients in a small bowl and set in the fridge to chill.
  2. mix all other ingredients, it should be rather the consistency of uncooked meatballs or thick chicken salad. if too soft add a bit more bread crumbs so it will hold a shape.
  3. form into 10 small patties, about 1/2 inch thick max. chill for 10 min.
  4. heat a bit of oil to med-low and use a spatula to transfer the patties to the pan gently. you'll probably have to cook half at a time so there's room. add a bit more oil to the pan for the second batch.
  5. cook each side till golden brown, try not to turn more then once since they're delicate until they have a crispy outer coating. if needed return the second half to the pan to re-warm before serving.
  6. serve with aioli on top or to dip and a light salad on the side.