As featured on Cowgirls and Collard Greens
What I call Grubcakes, others call ‘Crab Cakes.’ I absolutely love watching the Food Network, particularly Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. I get inspired by all the food presented on the shows. Unfortunately most of it is not Vegan. However, that is where I get my inspiration. I want to be able to recreate childhood favorites, comfort foods and bar food classics into dishes that Vegans and Non Vegans can enjoy together without the harm to innocent animals. Where there is a will, there is a way and we’re on our way…
Whenever I see ‘crabcakes’ on the show with the special sauce on top I stop whatever I’m doing and pay full attention. That’s when I knew “I must recreate these bad boys.” And that’s exactly what I did and you can do too.
These will change your life.
1/2 cup cracker crumbs
1-14oz can of hearts of palm
½ sweet onion, chopped
1/3 cup chopped bell pepper (I used yellow and orange)
3 teaspoons of creole seasoning or Old Bay Seasoning
1 tbl of Nutritional Yeast
1 tsp of white or red wine vinegar
1 Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg, prepared
2 green onions, chopped, use green and white part
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 tablespoons FYH Vegenaise
½ cup flour, seasoned with a little salt and pepper
Roughly ¼ cup of oil for frying
Chopped parsley or green onions for serving
In a food processor pulse your hearts of palms 3 times or more
Hearts of palm should be shreds and look flaky, like crab meat
(If you don’t have a food processor, just give them a good rough chop)
Heat a little olive oil in a medium pan
Add in your onion and bell pepper
Sauté for roughly 5 minutes
Onion should be opaque, drain liquid from onions and peppers
In a mixing bowl add hearts of palm, sautéed onion pepper mix, bread crumbs, creole seasoning, green onions, vegan mayo, nutritional yeast, vinegar, garlic salt, vegan egg
Form the batter into half dollar size balls, roll into flour and form into patties
Let the patties chill in freezer 10 minutes before frying.
Heat your frying oil over medium high heat
Once oil is hot add in your patties, in batches
Let them fry on each side for 3-5 minutes until golden brown and crispy
Serve with remoulade sauce, recipe below, and sprinkle with parsley or green onions
Serve and Enjoy!