Vegan Stretchy Melty Cheesy Fries (GF)
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Vegan Stretchy Melty Cheesy Fries (GF)

These Vegan Stretchy Melty Cheesy Fries are the BEST secretly healthy comfort food. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy-free cheese fries, vegan cheese fries, vegan stretchy melty cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 382kcal
Author Rhian Williams

Ingredients

For the sweet potato fries*:

  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes (I used a mixture of regular orange sweet potatoes and purple sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons oil (vegetable, rapeseed, olive or coconut)
  • Salt, to taste

For the cheese:

  • 400 g (14oz) tin of white beans, drained and rinsed (haricot beans, cannellini beans or butter beans)
  • 120 g (4oz) mochi (the hard firm mochi sold in blocks)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 heaped teaspoon miso** (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

Instructions

For the sweet potato fries:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Peel sweet potato if you wish or keep skin on
  • Slice into thin matchsticks
  • Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper
  • Drizzle with oil, add a pinch of salt and mix well
  • Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes, mixing around a few times, until crispy and golden

For the cheese:

  • Place the mochi in a pan with 100ml (just under 1/2 cup) water and cook on a low heat for about 5 minutes or so until mochi has melted and become sticky - until soft enough to stick gently pierce with a fork
  • Add the white beans and continue to cook for a couple of minutes until heated through
  • Turn off heat and add nutritional yeast, miso, vinegar, salt + pepper
  • Use either a blender, food processor or hand-held stick blender (this is the easiest option as you can just do it in the same saucepan) and whizz until completely smooth

To serve:

  • Place sweet potato fries on a plate
  • Cover with the cheese
  • Top with desired toppings***
  • Best enjoyed immediately!

Notes

One word of caution: melted mochi is extremely sticky, so once you have removed the sauce from the pan, please soak your pan in boiling water immediately - otherwise you'll have a very tricky washing-up situation on your hands!
*I went for sweet potato fries (a blend of purple sweet potatoes and regular orange sweet potatoes for extra colour!), but you could also use regular potato fries or different vegetables, such as celeriac fries.
**If you have trouble getting hold of miso, you can substitute with soy sauce (or tamari), and add extra nutritional yeast and salt if necessary
***Suggested toppings:

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcal