Vegan MoFo Day 19. Enjoy your Friday night plans, but first, a quick review of Chreesy Instant Mashed Potatoes:
It’s always nice to have convenience products made especially for vegans. Yes, they may be a processed foods, but in those moments when you just don’t have the time to cook certain things from scratch, these products certainly help out. I recently ordered some goodies from Vegan Essentials and decided to throw Chreesy Mashed Potatoes in.
This product is easy to prepare: add the powder to a pot with some liquid, cook, then add some soymilk and buttery spread. The final product, in my opinion, wasn’t that great. I thought the texture was too mushy and the flavor could have used some more spices. I think the best application for these potatoes would be in a casserole or shepherd’s pie type dish and not as a solitary side.
I did set aside half the product to prepare a recipe described on the box: Croquettes. Just like the basic product preparation, this recipe was easy to prepare: shape cooked mashed potatoes into patties, coat in panko bread crumbs, and pan fry in a little bit of oil. This method of preparation made it taste so much better. The panko added the bit of texture I was missing with the original potatoes. This would make a better side dish than the basic mashed potatoes.
I’m not sure where they sell this product in stores, but it is still being offered by Vegan Essentials.