It’s no secret that I’m not much on processed foods, mostly for health reasons but also because I’m one of those people who just doesn’t trust corporations all that much. But for the sake of my own curiosity and this blog, I occasionally indulge and this is one such instance.
I found a German website that sells tons of vegan products and one of the things I bought were these jackfruit and tofu “Grillers”. I was skeptical but I’ve had (mostly) good experiences with jackfruit and since going vegan, tofu has become a favorite and a staple so I thought, why not?
Best of all? These suckers come in at about 160 calories per link!
Here’s a close up image so you can see what they look like. Inside is just as I said, jackfruit and tofu. The dots are from the soy sauce, mustard and seasonings listed in the ingredients section.
Since it hasn’t even been a year since we left Germany, this was the perfect opportunity for a throwback meal with sauerkraut!
I opted to go with the bun-less sausage & kraut with fries instead of the more traditional application where the potatoes are cooked with the onions and kraut.
But what I did do was saute a large onion before adding the kraut along with some white wine to reduce the acidity of the vinegar in the kraut. If you find that sauerkraut is too sour for you, give it a good rinse before you cook it or eat it.
Add a cut half of corn on the cob and you’ve got a meal that’s 537 calories per serving! That’s a win in my book!
As you can see, my Griller got a little broken up when I tried to remove it from the pan, but it was my own fault. After grilling them (prior to cooking the onions & kraut), I set them aside and then sat them on top of the kraut to stay warm while the fries baked in the oven. This one got a little too soft and since I cooked them, I took it.
The Grillers were good but a little bland. If not for the kraut and the fries, this would have been a pretty forgettable meal. But it was a nice little indulgence and a fun experiment.
Who has a favorite vegan sausage you think I need to try? Let me know in the comments!