So, the other day I was watching some show on BBC, or maybe PBS, but more than likely BBC, and some character in whatever it was that I was watching was eating Bangers and Mash.You know,the sausages with mashed potatoes and gravy. As I watched I said to myself “huh”. This is usually a sign that the over-taxed hamster that runs the wheel inside my cranium was working, again.
I do not wanna hear about that hamster on the wheel in my skull is not vegan.He was adopted, and does it for fun. So, get off my back.
Anyways, so I decided I would make it.I mean, I think I have said enough times that I have a deep and vivid love and adoration for comfort food.It is one of the key pillars of who I am.Or some such nonsense.
I made mine with chickpeas, because why not? This is hardly an original idea, and have seen them plenty of places on the internet, between surfing for porn and Morrissey songs. Okay, that is only partially true.I do not need to look for any Morrissey songs.I have them all! Duh!
Well, so I made them with chickpeas, some gluten, some spices and a bit of magic. I am a bit of a kitchen warlock.
As you may also have noticed, I am talking out of my ass , and should maybe just get to the recipe.
- 1 cup and a half of soaked, cooked, rinsed chickpeas.
- About a cup of gluten.
- 1/2 cup of roasted red peppers.
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes.
- 2 tablespoons of minced garlic.
- 2 teaspoons of basil.
- 2 teaspoons of oregano.
- 2 tablespoons of tahini.
- 1 tablespoon of steak sauce.
- 1/2 cup of veggie stock.
- 1 and a half tablespoons of fennel seed.
- Few dashes of salt.
- Few dashes of pepper.
- 1/2 cup or more of breadcrumbs.
Now, basically you could just go nuts and toss all this into a processor, mix it in there, and be done.I would suggest one thing though; That you add all the dry ingredients, first. Use your processor and mix them.
Then, add your wet ingredients to the mixture.If the mixture is too wet, add a bit more bread crumbs.If it seems too dry, well add more vegetable stock.
Form them into basic sausage shaped, and then wrap them in tin foil, like a tootsie roll, but very snug and tight,or they will expand and rip through the tin foil!
Steam them for 2 hours.Yes, I said it, two hours.Flavors take time, yo.So, make sure you add water to your pot you are using to steam them in!
Now, you should know how to make mashed potatoes.If you do not, you can leave my life and page, now. Sure, if I had made some exotic or fun change to them, it would be one thing.But. no, I am talking your typical , regular mashed potatoes.But!I did make an interesting gravy for them, so I will not post that.Yeah.
- 2 tablespoons of Earth Balance.
- 2 tablespoons of flour.
- 1 cup of vegetable stock.
- 1 tablespoon of molasses.
- 2 tablespoons of brown mustard.
Melt the butter over low/medium heat, stirring in the flour till it becomes a clumpy mess.Now you can add the veggie stock, molasses and the brown mustard.Bring to a low boil, and it will thicken.Stir, or you will just have a lumpy mess.
You will be happy I have no life and watch too much British programming.It is a bit unfortunate that they kind of look like cocks, but I suppose that was unavoidable.