Herby Garlic Mushroom Cheese Toastie

Chestnut mushrooms fried with garlic, tarragon and thyme, along with melted dairy free smoked gouda, between toasted wholemeal bread. This is such a tasty flavour combination, and would make for a lovely lunch. I used smoked gouda by Follow Your Heart, which I bought online from HERE

If you can’t get a hold of that specific cheese, any other smoked cheese will work too. If you’re in the UK you can get Applewood’s smoked vegan cheese from ASDA

Yield; One sandwich Cook time; 30 minutes

You’ll need;

  1. One teaspoon of oil or dairy free spread, plus extra dairy free spread for the bread
  2. One clove of garlic, minced
  3. 85g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  4. A pinch of dried thyme and a pinch of dried tarragon
  5. Two slices of bread
  6. Three or four slices of smoked vegan cheese

Method;

  • We’ll start by frying the garlic for the mushrooms. Heat the oil/spread in a small frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for one minute
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  • Next add in the mushrooms, sprinkle over the herbs and leave them to cook for around ten minutes, stirring every now and then. You can add a little salt and pepper too. I find there’s enough salt in the cheese so I didn’t add any, I just added a little black pepper
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  • Once they’re cooked you can set them aside. Now move on to assembling the sandwich
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  • Take the two pieces of bread, and spread a little dairy free spread onto each piece. Each buttered side of the bread will be the one in contact with the pan. Put half the cheese onto the bread, then add the layer of mushrooms, then top with the remaining cheese. Finally add the second piece of bread, spread side up
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  • Heat a pan over a medium heat, I used a griddle pan this time. Pop the sandwich into the pan
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  • Give it around five to ten minutes before you flip it. Vegan cheese can take a little longer to melt than dairy cheese does. Resist the urge to increase the temperature. If the heat is too high, the cheese won’t have had chance to melt before the bread toasts. Once it’s golden underneath it’s ready to flip
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  • Give it another five or so minutes for the other side to toast. Once the cheese is melted and the bread is golden, it’s ready to serve

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