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Vegan Julienne (Russian mushroom casserole)

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Without stooping down for the mushroom, you cannot put it in your basket. ~Russian Proverb

Mushrooming is a popular activity in Russia. Families escape the bustle of the city for rural dachas in the summer and hunt for mushrooms to eat or preserve.

Mushrooms are a common ingredient in Russian cooking. One of my favorite examples is Julienne: mushrooms sautéed with onions, then baked with cheese in sour cream. You can do this casserole style in a big dish, or class it up by preparing it in individual ramekins.

I halved and veganized this recipe from Everyday Russian to christen the oven in my new apartment. I elected to use nooch instead of vegan cheese, but I bet it would be great with Daiya.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • Olive oil, for sautéing
  • 1/2 tbs all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup vegan sour cream
  • 3-4 oz shredded Daiya (cheddar or mozzarella — optional)
  • 2 oz vegan bacon (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Sautéed mushrooms and onions until onions are brown and mushrooms are soft. Pour into a medium bowl.
  3. Mix in sour cream and flour and divide into ramekins. Top with cheese and vegan bacon (optional) and bake for 10 minutes.

Tags: Russian, Vegan MoFo, Vegan MoFo 2013

5 Responses to “Vegan Julienne (Russian mushroom casserole)”

  1. September 5th, 2013 at 5:01 AM

    Jojo says:

    I love mushrooms and anything cheesey so this looks perfect.

  2. September 5th, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Jes says:

    I’m so envious of people who have a culture of gathering food–especially mushrooms. I want to learn how to identify mushrooms so badly but can’t find anyone here who is willing to teach someone. They’re all like, ‘dude, that’s my mushroom knowledge not yours.’ Boo.

    That casserole looks totally rocking, though. I think it needs a place in my winter rotation!

  3. September 5th, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Gabi says:

    Oh man, I love mushrooms! That looks really great. Thanks for the recipe! #VeganMoFo rocks!

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