Lord Stanley's Vegan Poutine
2 lbs. Russet potatoes, washed and cut into fries
coconut oil (for greasing the pan & coating fries)
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup vegan butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup gluten-free flour
5-6 cups vegetable or not-beef broth
pepper, to taste
parsley, as garnish
1 cup vegan cheese (We used Teese Mozzarella)
**Traditionally you would used cheddar cheese curds here. A good sharp cheddar nut cheese might be great, too!
Game Time (Directions):
1st Period: Baked Fries
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Slice potatoes into your desired fry shape and put into a bowl of water. It’s said you should do this for an hour or more, but I did it for about 15 minutes and was happy with the outcome. Lay your fries out on a lightly oiled baking sheet and let bake for 40-50 minutes. Keep an eye on them and pull them out every 10-15 minutes to give them a turn.
2nd Period: Gravy
In a small bowl combine water and cornstarch. Set aside for later.
In a large saucepan, melt vegan butter over medium heat. Once melted, add your GF flour stirring regularly for 5 minutes or so. You want your mixture to be just browning, but keep an eye on it because some GF flours are a dark brown to begin with. Throw in your garlic and let cook for another 30 seconds.
Add broth to the saucepan and combine using a whisk. Bring to a boil and add your cornstarch and water mixture. Simmer for about 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens, stirring with your whisk regularly. Add pepper and additional salt, if necessary, to taste.
3rd Period: Put It All Together
Throw your fries in a large bowl. Salt fries to taste while still warm. Add a ladle of hot gravy to the bowl and toss the fries using tongs. Add more gravy and toss until a majority of fries are covered.
Add your choice of cheeze to the hot fry/gravy mixture and toss again. Top with freshly cracked pepper and a sprinkle of parsley, serve immediately. **Stick Taps**