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OUT FOR THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

OUT FOR THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

Ingredients

 

FOR FILLING AND SPREAD

1 tablespoon olive oil

12 ounces Moo-Free Seitan, cut into ½-inch strips (see recipe)

1½ cups sauerkraut, drained

2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, divided

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, divided

¼ teaspoon black pepper

Pinch of red pepper flakes

1 large avocado, peeled and pitted

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

 

FOR FRENCH TOAST BAGELS

¼ cup cashews, soaked in water for 1 hour, then rinsed and drained

½ cup plus 2 tablespoons non dairy milk

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon sauerkraut juice

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

½ teaspoon fine sea salt

⅛ teaspoon black pepper

¼ cup minced scallion

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

Canola oil, for cooking

4 bagels, cut in half

  • Instructions

    To make the filling and spread:

    1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the seitan strips and cook until seared, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the sauerkraut, 1 tablespoon of the horseradish, 1 teaspoon of the mustard and the black pepper and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes.
    2. For the spread, place the avocado, lemon juice, remaining 1 tablespoon horseradish, and remaining 2 teaspoons mustard in a small bowl. Mash with a fork until smooth.

    To make the french toast bagels :

    1. Combine the cashews, milk, mustard, sauerkraut juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a blender. Process until smooth and then pour into a shallow dish. Stir in the scallion, flour, and baking powder.
    2. Heat ⅛ inch of oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. (These are prone to sticking, so add additional oil if needed.)
    3. Dip the bagels into the mixture, let the extra batter drip back down into the dish, and transfer to the skillet. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on one side, or until browned. Cook the other side the same way. Place a bagel half on each plate and spread evenly with the avocado mixture.
    4. Divide the seitan/sauerkraut mixture evenly among the bagels. Put the tops on and serve.
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