Dusseldorf Potatoes (Vegan)


The following recipe comes from The Big Carrot Vegetarian Cookbook, by Anne Lukin.  They are well noted for the rich dijon sauce, for the more adventurous cook.

Yield:  8 Servings


  • 7 large potatoes, scrubbed
  • 10 cups spring water
  • 1/4 cup sunflower oil
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped onions
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/3 cup rye or whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp pale miso (light barley or rice)
  • 2-2/3 cups spring water
  • 2/3 cup plain soymilk (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup mild Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 cup minced chives (or finely diced green onions)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs


Place water in a six-quart pot. Add whole potatoes and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until tender, about 40 minutes. Drain and plunge potatoes into cold water for one minute, drain again, then allow to sit until thoroughly cooled. Peel if desired. Slice in even 1/4-inch thick rounds.

Preheat oven to 375F. Sauté onions and turmeric in oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan until translucent. Stir in flour and blend well, then cook for 2 minutes over medium heat. Mix water and miso in a small bowl to make a broth. Whisk miso broth into onions, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and whisk in soymilk, mustard and tahini. Season to taste with chives, salt and pepper. Simmer, stirring, and reducing until thick but still pourable.

Lightly oil a 9” by 13” glass casserole pan and layer half the sliced potatoes evenly on the bottom. Pour half the sauce over them and repeat with remainder of potatoes and sauce. Sprinkle top with breadcrumbs. Bake at 375oF for 25 minutes, or until casserole is bubbling and breadcrumbs are browned. Serve hot.


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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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