Before using them, soy curls need to be rehydrated for about ten minutes in hot water. You can season the water with spices or bouillon to give the neutral-flavored soy a little more pizzazz. A quick sauté in a little oil and the curls ready to go.
Soy curls have a similar texture to shredded chicken and can be used as a meat replacement in any recipe where you'd like some extra protein. Try them in salads, like our Sesame-Ginger Soy Curls with Napa Cabbage Salad, add them to casseroles and stir-fries, or toss them with barbecue sauce for pizza or a sandwich. We've even heard of people mincing them for dumplings!
Butler Foods doesn't have a wide distribution for their soy curls—yet. We imagine this will change as they pick up popularity! Right now, you can find them at many co-op groceries or order them online (see below).
Have you tried soy curls yet? What do you think of them?
More About Soy Curls
• Butler Foods Soy Curls
• Order Soy Curls Online: $28 for six 8-ounce bags
• Going Vegan: Soy Curls a New and Wonderful Way to Bump Up Plant-Based Protein from The Oregonian
Recipes with Soy Curls
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