I followed Raw Food Monday with Fried Food Tuesday. I didn't mean to go to extremes. It just kinda happened. I'd been planning on developing Country Fried Tempeh Steak for my cookbook, and it worked out that I had a little time on Tuesday afternoon.
Wow, was this ever tasty! I marinated tempeh in a beefy-tasting broth overnight. Then I coated it with whole wheat flour and fried in canola oil in my cast iron skillet. It's my variation on the traditional Chicken-Fried Steak or Country-Fried Steak (the name I prefer because "chicken-fried" sounds disgusting).
The milk gravy was made by whisking flour, soymilk, and sage into the skillet after removing the tempeh steak. I left the oil in the skillet for added flavor.
On the side are Green Beans with Mustard and Almonds from "The Complete Vegan Kitchen."
Basically, it's just fresh steamed green beans mixed with a little Dijon mustard, red onions, garlic, and sliced almonds — a combo I wouldn't have ever thought about, but very tasty.
By the way, you may have noticed new plates in the past couple posts. That's because my mom and Granny (who both check the blog regularly) felt sorry for me since I kept repeating plates in my posts. They've started collecting individual plates (since I've no need for sets) at thrift shops and yard sales. Now, I have a ton of new plates! Yea! Thanks Mama and Granny!