Hey everyone! I'm so nervous about this last recipe series as I wanted to do a quote unquote, British trio, but I'm actually not at all a fan of our regional dishes. There's so much bizarre food here, I don't know if it's jellied eels or kormas, cottage pies or a shepherds nutsack, it's all disgusting in my opinion. I really struggled to choose things that I personally like to eat and what I wanted to kinda go back to, is a different kind of recipe to what I've seen? So I was talking to my sister and she suggested doing an English Breakfast and making it plant-based! So here we are.
For this dish I've created a really cool side dish, this is not an egg replacement by any means, it's a deceptive side that looks like eggs. But they're super tasty and go perfectly with a fried breakfast as you shall find out!
- Vegan Feta
- White Flour
- Almond Milk
- Coconut Oil
- Vegan Gelatine
- Nutritional Yeast
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Chilli Powder
- Mustard Powder
So the concept came from talking to the Baron about vegan egg replacement, and they've managed to make so many different types of scramble, powder, binders, I was wondering about how you would go to substitute a fried egg! So I was thinking about how you could maybe make a gelatine based egg white? But I don't even like the concept of egg white so instead, I thought let's make a cheese dip! That kinda holds it's frame but is very tasty. Then I thought about the yolk and mustard was the obvious choice.
So again, I'm using this roux base a lot in these recipes but it's more so to prove a point about the dishes people think are impossible to make vegan. It's the best way to create a creamy texture from home. So whipped it up, I have several recipes on my blog already so check them out for details. This is just coconut oil, the white greek style cheese and onion and garlic powders.
I mixed up some vegan gelatine, half a sachet, half a pint. Boil for a minute and then let to cool in the fridge for two hours. I actually let it cool to the touch so it's more so a gel, then combined it with a cooled roux. Now with the base I just wanted it to be the feta cheese sauce. I then separated it into two pots and added turmeric and a lot of mustard powder for a kick for the yolk. Popped on some grease proof paper, onto a dish in the freezer for half an hour and it sets like a blancmange? It tastes really yummy just don't go too over the top with the amount of gelatine you add. I only used a third of what I made.
Here is the final eggs! Set as a side as you would have some mustard or a white sauce, and enjoy!
- Kidney Beans
- Tomato Puree
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Chilli Powder
- White Onion (Half)
- Shitake Mushrooms
- Vegan Sausage (Linda McCartney)
- White Gluten Free Bread
So let's get into making the beans, they are basically just a deconstructed refried beans? They are really easy to make and replace baked beans which I also hate aha. Fry the onion, add the beans, I used half a tin. Then add a half tube of tomato puree, some sugar, some seasoning, some chilli powder and finally a splash of apple cider vinegar. Cook out and it's so yummy.
On a baking tray, I added some vegan sausage, a string of tomatoes, shitake mushrooms with any hard part of the stem removed and roasted them in some olive oil and seasoning. It took about 15 minutes, I then added two pieces of gluten free bread to the mix. I'm pretty gluten free at the best of times, there are rare occasions where I use white flour that's actually the real deal, most of it which I haven't mentioned is gluten free so far.
Here is the final dish! I'm still really nervous about the British bits, I have a very bizarre pie coming and a traditional roast, but I don't like a lot of the options. This one though, is bomb & I served with pineapple juice and a black coffee.
Let me know if you are trying these out at home!