Once every now and then, its nice to treat your family with a surprise breakfast on a cloudy and rainy Sunday morning. BUT Vegan Poutine for breakfast!! What??? Yes you read it right! This Sunday morning I decided to surprise my nephew and niece with a surprise BF treat. They noticed I was up early and busy in the kitchen and of course like any typical 5 and 3 year old, they were asking me what's for breakfast. "Well finish your fruit salad first and then we can talk", uncle Tommy said and before you know it their fruit bowl were empty! "Finish your sandwiches first and then I will bring out the surprise". It tasted so good so I thought I might as well share the recipe. Of course you may find it hard core to have poutine for breakfast, lol :D, however you can still try it out as a lunch siding and here it goes:
Fresh diced Tomatoes
Diced Chives or green onions
Vegan (Daiya) Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup vegan butter (e.g. Earth Island)
2 Tablespoons flour
1.5 cups vegetable broth
1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch
Soy sauce (optional)
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Celsius.
2. Cut your potatoes into fries, put them into a flat baking pan, add some oil and salt (to personal preference, not too much though as too much salt intake may likely increases the health risk of hypertension [high blood pressure] (Harvard School of Public Health, 2017))
3. Start baking your fries.
4. Cut your sweet onion into dices.
5. Melt the butter in frying pan over medium heat and add the diced onions, saute them until lightly golden brown
6. Add to the flour a little broth to just make it mildly pasty in consistency and add this mixture to the pan with the caramelized onions and fry for a minute, then add the broth and stir for a minute or two.
7. Add then corn starch to the pan (I find its easier to do this step by first adding a little water to it in a separate container and then adding the mixture into the pan, adding it directly into the pan while its a powder may result in lumps within the gravy) and stir until it thickens then
8. Add soy sauce to taste (optional)
Take your baked fries from the oven, add the diced chives, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese to garnish and pour on top of everything the hot gravy from the pan.
Then its "Yummy TIME!!"
Harvard School of Public Health (2017). Health risks and disease related to salt and sodium. Retrieved from https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/salt-and-sodium/sodium-health-risks-and-disease/