Vegan Fishless Finger Sandwich

May 15, 2020
The other day I found vegetable fingers at Lidl, and suddenly I became nostalgic. I remembered my childhood and a sandwich I ate at one of my friends house that was filled with fresh, warm fish fingers. I know, might sound strange for some but in Hungary we even put Wiener schnitzel (Viennese cutlet) in our sandwich. Anything can happen on a Hungarian plate, really. I recall that sandwich was pretty plain, buttered "zsemle" (Hungarian buns), some lettuce, pickled cucumber and fish fingers were in it with some mayo and ketchup. As a kid, I really loved those. As an adult I became a little more sophisticated with my food so made a more delish sandwich this time using the fishless veggie fingers.
Vegan fishless sandwich

Vegan Fishless Finger Sandwich

Recipe Type: Sandwiches
utensils YIELDS 1 sandwich
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  • 1 gluten-free baguette
  • 4 gluten-free fishless or veggie fingers
  • 1 tbsp margarine or vegan butter
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp ajvar
  • 1 tsp hot paprika paste
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1. To make your own avjar (creamy red bell pepper and eggplant spread), check out this authentic recipe from Croatia.

2. I used frozen gluten-free baguette for this, if you use that prepare it according to package instructions. If you use fresh, then just cut it into halves and toss in the oven for 5 minutes until it gets crispy.

3. Prepare the veggie/fishless fingers as well as per package instructions. (Might be different depending on brand.)

4. Once the baguette and the fishless fingers are done, butter one side of the baguette, place baby spinach and fishless fingers on top.

5. Mix together ajvar and hot paprika paste and transfer it evenly on the other side of the baguette. Put this side on top of your sandwich and serve while it’s warm.

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Imola is a Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher, tree planter and writer and editor of Raised by the Wolf, an online magazine for Wild Women, with a passion for exploring and life outdoors. Originally from Hungary but currently planting trees and rewilding the enchanting forests of France. Hop over to RBTW magazine, and blog and follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf


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