I'm always veganizing recipes that I love...so...I'm working my way
through all of the amazing recipes in Julia Child's
Mastering the Art of French Cooking...
...making a Vegan Version of each one...... sometimes successfully - sometimes not...Recipe Count 298/524 (from Julie's count)...but really 659

Monday, November 29, 2010

VEGAN RÂPÉE MORVANDELLE

[Gratin of Shredded Potatoes with Ham and Eggs and Onions]


Well, I was going to do another omelette recipe for our Sunday Brunch for Lunch - but I found this one that sort of combines an omelette and a hashbrown - and we're still trying to use up our leftover Thanksgiving 'Ham' - so we tried that instead...delicious...

...first, chop up some onion...

...and dice some 'ham'...

...then you sauté the onion in some olive oil and Earth Balance until tender but not brown - I wonder how many times Julia says that...a lot...

...then you stir in the finely diced 'ham'...

...get out your herbs and garlic...

...and add that to your 'egg' mixture...

...add some vegan cream...

...stir it al up...

...until nicely blended...

...then add the 'ham' and onions...

...grate some potatoes...

...and squeeze out their water...

...I was amazed at how much water was in a couple of potatoes...

...add the potatoes to the 'egg' mixture...

...stir that all up...

...add some vegan cheese - I used Daiya mozarella, because that's what I had, but the recipe calls for Swiss cheese and one of the stronger flavored Sheese's might have been better - but it's hard to say because this was really, really good...

...Julia says to pat the mixture into a buttered casserole - but I used the same skillet that I had cooked the onions and ham in...

...bake until nicely browned - about 30-40 minutes...

...Julia says to serve straight from the casserole or skillet - but we inverted ours because it had such a pretty crust...

...and served it with some nice asparagus spears and a salad with pears and walnuts...

...it was so very good - crispy, and potato-y, and onion-y, and quiche-y all at the same time - good...really good...

...we all loved this and we'll definitely make it again...

Substitutions:
Earth Balance for Butter
Vegan 'eggs' for the eggs
Vegan Ham for the ham
Vegan Creamer for the cream

Recipe here: Mastering the Art of French Cooking

p. 153-154

3 comments:

  1. This post made me very hungry! It looks fabulous!

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  2. That looks scrumptious! I'm a sucker for crispy, onion-y potatoes!

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  3. yeah, that looks yummy! i had to pass on a similar dish at the mccraw gathering this past weekend because it contained ham. drats.

    love, k

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