Fondant potatoes are traditionally cooked in butter and stock. How hard can this be to veganise? Not hard at all. Gluten-Free Vegan Fondant Potatoes have a wonderful slightly salty, deep flavour and they melt in your mouth. They are really easy to make and can be on your table in less than 30 minutes.
For a rich and unctuous side, Gluten-Free Vegan Fondant Potatoes are perfect when you want to spoil yourself. They go really well with Gluten Free Vegan Haggis for a special weekend meal or would work incredibly well as a side to a salad such as Warm Pear Salad.
Gluten free, Vegan Fondant Potatoes are gluten-free, vegan as well as… celery free, coconut free, garlic free, lupin free, mustard free, onion free, peanut free, sesame free, soya free, tree nut free.
For a nightshade-free fondant recipe see FriFran’s Fondant Butternut Squash recipe.
You can make these any shape or size you like as long as they have a flat top and bottom. Traditionally they are cut using pastry rings to make them round and then the edges are shaped. I turned mine and made mini ones with some quite small potatoes. Bigger potatoes will take longer to cook.
Recipe – Gluten-Free Vegan Fondant Potatoes
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
4 medium/ large potatoes
100 grams vegan margarine (make sure it is suitable for frying)
150 millilitres vegetable stock
1. Peel the potatoes, cut a flat top and bottom. Neatly shape the rest of the potato
2. Melt the margarine in a pan over a medium heat until it starts to foam. Place the potatoes in the pan and cook until golden on the bottom – approximately six minutes. Once browned turn over the potato and cook the other side until golden
3. Add the stock to the pan – careful it will splutter and splash. Cover and simmer gently until the potato is cooked – approximately 10 minutes. You may need to add a little more stock for larger potatoes and the cooking time will increase with the size of the potatoes
4. Carefully remove from the pan – they are rather delicate. Serve your Gluten-Free Vegan Fondant Potatoes with your favourite main.