Tell us about your favourite cookbook!
Anyone who has been to my house will know that I have a ridiculous amount of vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, and after last years Mofo, I now have a fantastic collection of tacky retro cookbooks too. This topic was a toughie but I ended up coming back to one of the first vegan cookbooks I bought, Another Dinner is Possible.
I love this cookbook! Everything I have ever made from it has been really delicious. There are lots of basic recipes for cooking newbies along with some more complicated ones as well. What I love most about this book is how adaptable the recipes are, I barely ever follow a recipe from this book precisely yet it still comes out great. This is a great cookbook if you’re wanting to make bulk meals too, most of the recipes are for 6+ people, so it’s great for filling your freezer.
I thought to mark the occasion, I’d pick a recipe I’ve never made and waffle-ize it. The recipe for sauerkraut and sausages caught my eye and when I saw the suggestion to serve it with potatoes, I knew exactly what I was going to do.
- 300g sauerkraut
- 300ml vegetable stock
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 pack of vegan sausages, 1/2 of them chopped
- 2 cups mash potato (leftovers is good but instant mash works too)
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tsp mustard
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 180C and fire up the waffle iron. Pop the sauerkraut in a baking dish with the stock, the bay leaves and generous amounts of salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes
- Mix the mash, the chopped sausages, flour, mustard, nutritional yeast and some salt and pepper in a bowl.
- When the waffle iron is ready, spoon 1/3 cup of the mixture at a time, and cook according to the instructions on your waffle iron.
- Pop the waffles on a baking sheet once they’re done and pop them in the oven to crisp up further and keep warm.
- While the waffles are cooking, fry up the remaining sausages.
- Serve by piling sauerkraut and the sausages on your potato waffles…then devour!
Makes 6 waffles
I really enjoyed these, it was pretty quick to get it together and it was different to the usual meals I prepare. I don’t eat sauerkraut as much as I should, so pickly and delicious! I’m glad I added some mustard and nutritional yeast to the potato to give it a little extra flavour. You could probably add some fresh herbs in there too!
What’s your favourite cookbook and do you have any favourite recipes that you’d like to see as a waffle?!