What’s the biggest challenge as a Belgian mother in trying to feed your teenage kid in a happy but healty way?
Two words: french fries (which should be called Belgian fries). We live in the country where you can buy them at a ‘frituur’ at almost every corner. Whe have one 100 m from our house. And in a circle of 1 km around our house, I think there are at least five more. Most of them use fresh potatoes. But I have no idea which grease they use.
Most Belgian households go at least once a week to a frituur. And most teenagers can eat french fries every day. So, it was time for me, to take the big challenge and make my own french fries. But without a deepfrying pan. I don’t have one, and I’m not planning in buying one. Fortunately what I do have is a VEGANOMICON, with it’s recipe for french baked potatoes.
And when you take the challenge, why not going for the really big one. Let’s pretend we’re going for a real fast food diner. Yes, make a burger with it, put it between a bun, and there you go.
Teenage girl hase never been happier with a meal. Especially the french fries. For the tofu-burger I made the recipe for chickpea-cutlets from Veganomicon, but replaced the chickpeas for some tofu. Like this the burger was a little bit more chewier, so next time I try to make them flatter.