Take it easy with these delicious plant-based recipes.
Try your hand at a vegan twist on the traditional Canadian dish, poutine! Delight your tastebuds with the irresistible flavors from crunchy French fries, homemade gravy, and crispy plant-based cheese curds made with Nurishh Cheddar Style Cubes.
In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch and spices with water and set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add the flour and cook, stirring regularly, for about 5 minutes, until the flour toasts and the mixture turns golden brown.
Add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil, stirring with a whisk.
Stir in half of the cornstarch mixture and simmer for a minute or so until gravy thickens and coats the back of a spoon. If you'd like your gravy thicker, add small amounts of the cornstarch mixture until the gravy reaches your desired consistency.
Finish gravy with a few grinds of fresh cracked black pepper. Taste and add additional salt, if necessary. NOTE: Gravy can be made ahead and re-warmed or kept warm over low heat until your fries are ready.
For Hand-Cut Fries:
Heat the sunflower oil in a deep fryer or large, wide, heavy bottomed pot to 300° F.
Rinse and Scrub Potatoes to remove any dirt. Cut into 1/2-inch thick sticks.
Place into a large bowl and cover completely with cold water. Allow to soak while oil is heating.
Remove the potatoes from the water and place onto a sheet of paper towels. Blot to remove as much excess moisture as possible.
Add your fries to the 300°F oil and cook for 5-8 minutes, just until potatoes are starting to cook but are not yet browned. Remove potatoes from oil and scatter on a wire rack.
Increase heat under oil until temperature reaches 375°F. Once oil is heated, return the potatoes to the fryer and cook until potatoes are golden brown.
Remove with tongs to a paper towel-lined bowl. Reserve oil and maintain temperature
For Fried Nurishh Cheddar Style Cubes:
Add flour and baking powder to large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Slowly whisk in ginger beer until fully incorporated.
Add the cheddar cubes to batter and mix gently until coated.
Using tongs add battered cheddar cubes to fryer and fry until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove from fryer and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
Add fries to a large, shallow bowl, top with the fried cheese cubes and season lightly with salt while still warm.
Add a full ladle of hot gravy over all of the fries and fried Nurishh Cheddar Style Cubes.