Vegan General Chicken
One of my all time favorite "Chinese" inspired dishes, is General Tso Chick'un'. I put quotes on the "Chinese" because General Chicken is actually an American dish, but that sauce is delicious none the less, so here it is.
1 head of cauliflower florets, or approx. 3 cups of florets Oil for frying General Tso Sauce 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tsp red chili pepper flakes 3 tbsp hoisin sauce 3 tbsp rice vinegar 3 tbsp soy sauce 1/4 cup water 3 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp cornstarch slurry (to make slurry mix 1 tbsp of cornstarch and 1 tbsp water and mix)
Batter Mixture 4 tbsp all purpose flour 1 tbsp soy sauce 1/2 cup water 1 cup flour
Instructions In a small pan, add all sauce ingredients EXCEPT for the cornstarch slurry, and cook for 4 minutes on medium heat.
Add in the cornstarch slurry, making sure to stir it before adding it into the sauce mix.
Stir the sauce until thickened. This should take about one minute. Remove from heat.
In a small bowl, add the batter mixture ingredients and stir until well combined. You should be left
with a thick pancake batter consistency. This batter should not run off the cauliflower once covered.
If your batter is too runny add a touch or flour and if the batter is too thick add a touch of water.
Dip the cauliflower florets into the batter mixture, until all are covered.
Fry the florets on medium high heat until the exterior is tan. This should take around 4 minutes.
DO NOT over the frying pan.
Set fried florets on a paper towel lined plate, to soak up extra oil.
Toss florets in sauce and serve over white rice, or noodles.
Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds and ENJOY!