Loaded Vegan Fries


Recipe & Photo Credit: Taste.com.au


1kg fresh sweet potato (chopped)
Olive oil spray
1 tablespoon vegetarian chicken salt
150g cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 avocado, finely chopped
2 dill pickles, finely chopped
1 spring onion, thinly sliced
Fresh coriander sprigs, to serve


20g dried porcini mushrooms
2 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
100g swiss brown mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon vegetable stock powder
1 tablespoon plain flour
2 teapoons Worcestershire sauce


30g Nuttelex spread
1 1/2 tablespoons plain flour
1 1/4 cups soy milk
2 teaspoons white miso paste
50g bio vegan cheese, coarsely grated (My Life Brand)


Step 1
Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.

Step 2
Place chips on prepared tray in a single layer. Spray generously with oil. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden and tender, turning halfway through.

Step 3
Meanwhile, make Mushroom Gravy. Place porcini mushrooms in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Stand for 15 minutes. Strain over a jug, reserving liquid and leaving behind any sediment. Discard mushrooms. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add swiss brown mushrooms. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until golden. Add stock powder, porcini mushrooms and reserved soaking liquid. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes to allow flavours to develop. Strain stock through a fine sieve into a jug. Heat remaining oil in same pan. Add flour. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until bubbling. Gradually stir in reserved mushroom stock. Bring to the boil, stirring. Stir in Worcestershire sauce.

Step 4
Make “Cheese” Sauce. Melt Nuttelex in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add flour. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until bubbling. Gradually stir in soy milk. Stir over medium heat for 8 minutes or until mixture bubbles and thickens. Whisk in miso paste and biocheese. Whisk until smooth. Season with pepper

Step 5
Sprinkle chips with chicken salt. Toss gently to combine. Place on a large serving platter. Top with cheese sauce, gravy, tomato, avocado, pickles and onion. Serve sprinkled with coriander sprigs.