Krygyzstan! (ohyourgod) wrote in vegancooking,

Swiss National Day recipes (vegan....veal?)

The Swiss National Day is coming up (Aug 1st), and one of my best friends here in the States is Swiss German, so we want to celebrate by veganizing some of her favorite recipes from home.

According to Sina, a tour of Swiss German cuisine is not complete without: chocolate, potatoes, cheese, and veal. OK, vegan chocolate and potatoes are a piece of cake, vegan cheese is totally doable, but vegan veal? I'm a bit stumped.

Here's what we're thinking for the menu:

*Chocolate cupcakes with Swiss flag icing

*Züri-Gschnätzlets (traditionally veal in a creamy mushroomy wine sauce)
I'm thinking seitan would be a great substitute for the veal, but I've never had veal in my life, so I have no idea what seitan seasonings/method would be best to mimic the veal. Normally I use one of Isa's seitan recipes then steam the seitan cutlets wrapped in tinfoil to get a chewy texture, but I've heard veal is softer than beef so I'm not sure how accurate that would be. Any suggestions?

*Rösti (potato pancakes)

*Steamed veggies in a vegan cheese fondue
Does anyone have a good fondue recipe? I'm looking at the Swiss Fondue recipe in Vegan Vittles and I'm a bit weary of the rolled oats. I've had an oat-based vegan cheese before and it was the grossest thing I've tasted in a long while!

To all the Swiss people and Swiss food connoisseurs out their, is there anything we're missing?
What should we drink?
Tags: -adapting recipes, ethnic food(uncategorized), ethnic food-german, fondue, seitan, substitutes-meat(uncategorized), substitutes-meat-beef
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