As many of you may already know, I am a big fan of interesting textures – likely given the lack thereof while I was becoming acclimatized to a GF lifestyle. Well, I stumbled across these chicken nuggets on Fresh Direct (a local online grocery delivery service here in N.Y.C.).
I can safely say that aside from my own GF cutlet recipe (which you can find on my Recipes page) these are a close second and do not require nearly as much effort. Quite frankly can’t we all use a little convenience? My gluten eating partner has also given them his seal of approval (something that does not always happen, particularly with my GF replacements).
I have long been a fan of Applegate Farms Sunday Bacon which does not contain nitrates so when I saw they made a gluten free offering that was antibiotic-free, I thought why not give them a try? Well, I was not disappointed. If you bake them on a well sprayed foil-covered cookie sheet flipping them once one side becomes golden brown – the result is a super crispy morsel that will make you forget all about Mc Nuggets (though as a rule I do not eat fast food). Now, they do tend to stick a bit, even on a very well greased pan, but a little gentle nudging does the trick.
After my initial order of 2 packages I immediately ordered another 8 to store in the freezer – no joke. These are great on the weekends or when your other half might have a hankering for gluten one evening. I serve them with a homemade creamy horseradish sauce or my version of spicy cocktail sauce (both recipes to follow soon). Delish!