Hey there awesome people ! It’s Idriss ze french cook. I’m not french. I love the accent though and of course the food. So today I have prepared for you one of my all time favourites and as usual, I have put my own twist on it to make it easier, healthier and less posh. Ladies and gents, get excited for my Vegan Dauphinoise !
Get excited, come on !
I remember as a kid that my mom used to make this and it was sort of a gateway to french cuisine for me. Have I mentioned that as a kid, I was a big potato eater ? You are probably thinking right now ” So am I, what the big deal ? “.
I used to eat far more potatoes than the average person. In fact, when I moved to Montréal my mom noticed that she can cut off her veggie bill significantly (Yeah she goes to the farmer’s market to buy her veggies) since I don’t live with them anymore. Yes, that’s how much I loved potatoes as a kid.
Now Imagine me as a kid tasting this for the first time.
This is a dish that is really centered around this humble ingredient. A dauphinoise is a tribute to each and ever potato that participates in building it. So as a kid, this was definitely in my top 5 favourite dishes.
An original dauphinoise calls for lots of cream and cheese to give it that classic texture that we all love. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of cheese and cream but I try to have more of a casual relationship with those two rather than a serious everyday commitment type of deal.
And that is why I came up with this recipe. True story.
You know what’s the best thing about this, I served a slice of this awesome vegan dauphinoise to my girlfriend and she didn’t even know that the cream and cheese were missing.
Just look at that ! Hard to believe it doesn’t have any dairy or animal products.
Here is why I love this recipe:
- It’s vegan ! Anybody can enjoy it. From lactose intolerants to people trying to make healthy choices.
- It has both nutritional yeast and turmeric. Two awesome super-foods. Turmeric has cancer-fighting properties, enough said.
- It’s creamy, delicious and super fast. I made this while I was shooting and prepping another recipe. That’s how little effort it requires.
You like this vegan dauphinoise? Pin this and make it later !
So what are you waiting for ? Get your mandoline, potatoes, and onions and get cooking. Serve this and become a hero to your vegan friends and possibly a villain to your carnivore buddies. They don’t have to know though, it’ll be a good for them to finally eat some fiber.
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Creamy Vegan Dauphinoise
- 4 Large potatoes.
- 1 Large onion.
- 1 Can of coconut milk.
- 2 Tbsp of nutritional yeast.
- 1 Tsp of turmeric.
- 2 Tbsp of cornstarch.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat your oven at 400F.
Using a mandoline or a food processor slice thinly your potatoes and onions. Make sure your slices are thin, this way you make sure they cook fast.
Add your coconut milk, nutritional yeast, turmeric, salt, pepper and cornstarch to your potatoes and onions and mix.
Place your mixture in a pan and make sure it's evenly distributed.
This is super important to ensure that it cooks evenly.
Once that's done, sprinkle some salt on top and pepper. As you see on the photo I went heavy on the pepper. That's a personal choice. I love pepper.
Sprinkle some bread crumbs on top to ensure that you have that awesome crispy top.
Bake for 35 or until golden brown.
Take out of the oven. Then let cool, cut and serve.
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