Missing McDonalds at the moment? Well, being gluten-free does make it a little more tricky but those of us in the UK, can have a few things on the menu: namely their fries and their new veggie dippers!
These goujons use gluten-free rice flour as a breadcrumb and their red pesto is also vegan and dairy free.
Meaning if you’re looking for McDonalds in the UK, these are probably the best you’re going to get!
However, at the moment, most McDonalds are closed and, even if they open, they’re hardly an essential trip: so lets look at how we can make some at home instead!
I used potatoes, carrots, peas, and broccoli for these as I personally don’t love red pepper.
However, if you’re craving an exact replica, you can skip the broccoli or peas and use sweetcorn or peppers instead; making it closer to the original!
Basically this is one super customizable recipe that you can make to fit your dietary requirements or taste (or what you have on hand!) .
It uses eggs to coat but otherwise it’s vegan too!
You can basically use whichever egg alternative you’d usually use; anything liquid like works really-such as dairy-free milk or yogurt.
These have turned out great and I know I’m going to refer to them time and time again! You can make your own dipping sauce or just use the array of dairy free dressings and mayos (I love Hellmans vegan) you can now buy.
- 1/2 Pound/ 250g potatoes, cooked and diced
- 1/2 Cup/ 65g shredded carrot
- 1/2 Cup/65g chopped peas
- 1/2 Cup /65g chopped broccoli
- Salt and pepper to taste
- For the "bread" coating:
- 1 Cup/130g almond flour (you can use rice flour or oat flour too!)
- Any spices you like (I used salt and pepper and a 1/4 Tsp oregano)
- 1 Egg or 1/2 Cup/65g of dairy-free plain yogurt
2.Refrigerate for 2 hours so the dough is easier to work with.
3.Slightly grease your hands and shape the veggie dippers.
4. Transfer to a greased baking pan and refrigerate for 30 more minutes.
5.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
6.Season the almond flour with your spices and whisk the egg.
7.Dip each veggie dipper into the egg (or use dairy-free yogurt) and then into the seasoned almond four and return to the baking pan.
8.Take to the oven and bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown.
If this recipe has got you craving Mcdonalds, why not try my gluten and dairy free ‘Mcmuffin‘ recipe?