Gardein has proven itself, once again, one of my favorite faux meat products, this time with their Crispy Chick’n and Ultimate Beefless Sliders. These adorable little sandwiches come four to a box with buns included.
They’re packed in two per sleeve, which I found to be the perfect amount of food for me, allowing me to keep the other ones sealed. Packaged with the buns for added convenience, I couldn’t wait to start cooking these cuties.
The first one I experimented with was the Gardein Crispy Chick’N sliders. I chose to cook them on the stovetop, which helped them cook faster and reach crispy perfection. While the instructions suggest to put the buns in the pan about 30 seconds before the patties are done, I would personally suggest putting them in the toaster to crisp them up even more. Two minutes and they were done. Already scoring points for a quick and easy meal.
I went with a barbecue flavor profile, and topped my chick’n sliders with Daiya Havarti Jalapeno Garlic, Trader Joe’s Carolina Gold barbecue sauce, grilled pineapple and onions. They were delicious. The breading was perfectly crunchy and the chick’n was a great texture.
I then made Gardein Ultimate Beefless slider using the same method, and they cooked up even faster than the chick’n. I chose to top these bistro-style, with sundried tomato Tofutti, basil Dijon mustard, grilled onions, and spinach. Also extremely satisfying, and everything I expected from a mini Gardein burger.
Overall, I was very satisfied with both Gardein sliders. I liked the chick’n one more because I was so impressed with the texture. The only thing that didn’t blow me away were the buns. While they were perfectly fine, I’d probably get a better quality bun next time. Actually, these would be even better in my opinion if the sold just the patties, but it’s nice they come with them incase people don’t have access to buns that size.
I love how easily you can change the toppings and have a completely different meal. Impress your friends and serve them at your next dinner party as hors d’oeuvres. Pop a toothpick in and you’re ready to go!
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