Finally September is here! Now to blog for an entire month on food from Wales. I'm going to start by veganising some traditional Welsh recipes, and as I clutch at straws for ideas toward the end I'll be making non-traditional dishes using local Welsh ingredients. Sound good? It will be! I'm all for comforting, filling food which Welsh food usually is. It's unpretentious, uncomplicated and usually made with readily available, relatively cheap ingredients. Hooray!
So for the first day of MoFo (can I sing this each day to the tune of the first day of Christmas?) I bring you vegan rissoles! Traditionally they are available filled with meat or cheese, and I made a cruelty-free cheese-style rissole for MoFo. You cannot live in Wales and not have had a rissole. They're bloody lush.
For the filling
2 large organic potatoes
A handful of grated or finely cubed cheezly (cheddar style)
A bunch of organic spring onions
1 tbsp chives
3tbsp nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
Salt & pepper to taste
For the coating
Chop, peel and boil your potatoes then mash when ready. Add a little margarine if you like. I didn't have any to hand though and they were still lovely. Set aside to cool then finely chop and sautee your spring onions but not to browning point.
Mix all the filling ingredients in a large bowl. Now you're ready to coat them (this is kinda messy).
Separate the cornflour, almond milk and breadcrumbs in to three different dishes making sure you have plenty of room to roll the balls around.
Form the rissole mixture into balls, roll first in the cornflour. followed by the almond milk (you might want to use a pastry brush for this to stop them getting soggy) followed by the breadcrumbs.
Once you've assembled your rissole balls they are ready to cook. Traditionally these are deep fried but I hate fried food so I oven baked mine. Be prepared for them to lose their shape if you bake them though. They should be ready when the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
Enjoy your cheesy carby balls of goodness whilst they're still hot :)