I thought it might be a fun idea to try and “veganise” a typically very non-vegan food, so why not start with attempting to veganise a Bic Mac. However, I don’t ever recall eating a Big Mac, so this idea is already off to a bad start but stick with me, it gets better.
The more I think about it, I may have eaten a Big Mac, but it’s been so many years ago that I don’t fully recall it (I’ve not eaten meat or fish since I was 12 and I’ll turn 30 in a month, just to give a little context). I think I did a good job at attempting a vegan version of a Big Mac though, (it tasted good to me anyway).
I used Fry’s traditional burgers, but you could use what ever burgers you prefer. Personally I love to use field mushrooms as burger patties, I peel them and fry them in a little oil with salt, pepper and tarragon.
For the burger sauce I attempted to make a vegan Big Mac sauce by mixing the following together;
- Three tablespoons of vegan mayonnaise (check out how to make vegan mayonnaise here)
- One teaspoon of American mustard
- ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- One teaspoon of diced onion
- One teaspoon of diced pickled gherkin
- A pinch of salt and black pepper
I very lightly buttered (with vegan margarine) the bread and fried it for a couple of minutes, just to toast it a little. I assembled the burger by trying to stick as closely as I could to a Big Mac, putting the lettuce on the bottom bun, followed by cheese (vegan cheese, of course) followed by burger, burger sauce, chopped onion, gherkin then the next bun.
It turned out really well I thought, even though I kind of had to unhinge my jaw a little to attempt to eat it, it was quite the monster of a burger. I was a little apprehensive that it might be too much bread, but toasting the buns beforehand fried out a little of the moisture in the bread so it wasn’t quite as heavy and dense, if that makes sense.
Why not give it a try. Bye for now 🙂