Friday, January 14, 2011
Black Bean Burgers from Veganomicon
1. While I love vital wheat gluten for seitan or other dishes that mimic meat, I don't like it in my black bean patty. Because black beans aren't meat, and they don't pretend to be, and they're supposed to have that chunky, almost falling apart, crispy-on-the-outside texture. They're not supposed to be rubbery or gummy or any of those adjectives that describe things that unnaturally don't fall apart. So I could have done with a dusting of vital wheat gluten, if any at all. Not 1/2 cup.
2. Something was lacking. My burger didn't taste savory and flavorful and mouthwatering. It tasted kind of bland - to me.
The quest to find the perfect black bean burger recipe continues.