Fried Jackfruit Nuggets

My favorite after-school meal when I was in middle school and high school was "chicken nuggets and fries". Well, since we do not eat animals over here I decided to find my own way to recreate a childhood food favorite. These jackfruit nuggets are soy-free and gluten-free yet taste just as good as the nuggets from when I were younger. 

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Fried jackfruit nuggets

 

1 can of jackfruit, drained and rinsed

Wet ingredients: 

1/2 cup unsweetened plain plant milk 

1 tsp Apple cider vinegar 

3 tbsp hot sauce 

Dry ingredients: 

1 cup flour 

1 tbsp corn starch 

1 tsp garlic powder 

1 tsp onion powder 

1 tsp cayenne

1 tsp paprika 

1 tsp pepper 

Dash of salt 

Oil for frying

 

Place plant milk, Apple cider vinegar and hot sauce into a bowl and mix together 

Place oil on the stovetop over medium heat to warm up for frying 

In another bowl, place all dry ingredients together and mix well. 

Dip each rinsed jackfruit piece into the wet batter to make sure that the entire piece is wet. Then add it into the dry flour mixture. Dip it back into the wet batter then back into the flour mixture. (The double batter method)

Repeat until all jackfruit is battered. 

Place jackfruit into hot frying oil and cook until all sides are golden brown. Make sure you consistently flip it to ensure it won’t burn on one side. 

Remove from oil and use a strainer or paper towel to get rid of excess oil. 

Dip into any sauce of your choice and enjoy!