Baked fries with mushrooms, caramelized onion and gravy

This is a fairly high calorie and time consuming recipe. However, it is pretty amazing after a long skate on the canal, or following an astronomy midterm! Here is the recipe:

Baked fries:
2 potatoes
1 t sunflower oil
1 t garlic powder
½ t ground black pepper
½ t cayenne powder

Preheat your oven to 450 F. Slice the potatoes in to strips and put them in a bag with the spices and oil. Shake the bag until the spices are evenly distributed and then place the potatoes on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, flip, and then bake for another 10 minutes.

Mushrooms, caramelized onion and gravy:
¼ c red lentils
1 c water
¼ low sodium vegetable bouillon cube
1 t rosemary
1 t garlic powder
1 t coriander
1 t cumin
1 t curry powder
1 t onion salt
1 t olive oil
3 garlic cloves
1 medium sized white onion, coarsely chopped
½ c diced mushroom
2 T low-sodium soy sauce

Rinse the lentils in cold water, and add to 1 c of boiling water. Simmer lentils for 30 minutes with 2 cloves of garlic, bouillon cube and spices. Oil a large pan and begin caramelizing the onion. Add the mushrooms and remaining garlic clove. Once the lentils are cooked and mushy, add the lentils to the pan and stir together with the onion mixture and soy sauce on low heat until sufficiently mixed. Pour over fries and enjoy. I had sauerkraut with my fries too!

Poutine (definitely not vegan!):

Vegetarians and omnivores who consume dairy products can add cheese curds to make poutine. If somebody can find a good vegan replacement for cheese curds, please let me know!

– Aly

2 Responses so far »

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    Romina said,

    Sometimes we’ve gotta sacrifice calories to eat yummy things especially baked fries!!

    Hmm.. for some reason the thought of vegan cheese curds makes me wonder if there’s such a possibility.

  2. 2

    maureenveg said,

    What, lumps of tofu won’t substitute for cheese curds? Chewy, crumbly tofu? (just kidding; ILU tofu but yuck)

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