Fishless Fish Sandwich

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For The Vegan “Fish” Patty

  • 14 oz can hearts of palm, drained and rinsed, let off as much water as possible*
  • 14 oz can artichokes, drained and rinsed, let off as much water as possible*
  • 1 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (use GF if needed)
  • 2 tbsp dried nori, buy flaked or shred a whole piece into small flakes
  • 1 tbsp low sodium old bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

For the Batter (If Making in Air Fryer – see notes below)

  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 tbsp low sodium old bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dulse flakes
  • 1 cup oat milk

Vegan Tartar Sauce

  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp capers, chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp relish (or same amount dill pickles, chopped fine)
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Optional Toppings

  • 4 buns
  • tomatoes
  • lettuce
  • vegan cheese

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For the “Fish” Patties

  • Add all the ingredients for the patties into a food processor. 
  • Pulse, scraping down as needed, until the mixture is combined. *You don’t want any big pieces of artichokes or hearts of palm, but you still want some flakey parts and don’t want it to be super mushy.
  • Separate the mixture into 4-5 equal size balls depending on the thickness of the sandwich desired.  Press all the ingredients together and shape into either square or circular patties. 
  • Place on a plate or baking sheet and place in the fridge to firm up a bit while you make the batter. 

For the batter (If Making in Air Fryer – see notes below)

  • In a bowl, combine all the dry batter ingredients.
  • Pour in the oat milk. Whisk together to combine. 
  • Let sit for 5 minutes (It will get thicker). 
  • Heat oil to 350 degrees while you wait. 
  • Once oil is ready, remove the patties from the fridge.
  • Very carefully, take a patty and dip into the batter on both sides, allowing any excess batter to drip off.
  • Place the patty on a metal spatula and low it into the oil for 5 seconds before releasing into the basket.*If you place your battered patty directly onto the basket it will stick to the basket. Allowing the oil to start to fry the patty for just a few seconds before placing in the basket prevents this.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes and then remove from the oil and place on a paper towel to absorb excess oil. 
  • Repeat with remaining patties.
  • Once all patties are done, place on a bun with desired toppings and vegan tartar sauce.

For the Tartar Sauce

  • Combine all the ingredients into a small bowl. *Can make while waiting for oil to heat up. Place in fridge until sandwiches are ready.

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