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I always have a few packages stashed in the freezer for nights that I need to get dinner on the table quickly and with little effort. It’s easy to find in most grocery stores, and Kroger always stocks them in the frozen aisle, usually near the frozen breakfast items.
One of Cheryl’s favorites is their Crispy Tenders. I heat them in the air fryer, but they can also be cooked in your oven, microwave, or stove top in a sauté pan. No matter which cooking method you choose, they are cooked in minutes.
I use the Crispy Tenders to top salads, in tacos, and we even eat as is with a bbq sauce dip. This is still so much better than getting take-out fries on the way home.
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For my recipe that I’m sharing with you today, I used Gardein’s Fishless Filets. When I’m in a hurry I make a quick vegan tartar sauce with vegan Mayo and dill relish with a pinch of ground celery seed. Then I toast a whole grain bun and make myself a vegan fishless sandwich.
The Fishless Filets have a crisp crust on the outside and are moist and flakey on the inside. I decided to add on to the outside with a thick coating made of minced pecans, cornmeal, and a little bit of ground flax seed.
The batter for the coating is extra thick and you will need to grab a bit and mold it with your hands onto each Fishless Filet. Once you air fry them, the coating will firm up, and you won’t believe how tasty they are with pecans and some Cajun seasoning.