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 Post subject: Sesame oil advice for au gratin potatoes
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:27 pm 
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I would have added to the thread, but was afraid it might get lost and this is, of course, a dire emergency.

The 500 Vegan Recipes potatoes au gratin calls for 1/4 cup of sesame oil. I've got toasted sesame oil. I don't want to use 1/4 cup given the price of that stuff, but should I use a few tablespoons for the flavor? I'm also afraid that the toasted will be too strong.

I'm having trouble even imagining how sesame oil will taste in the sauce, but I trust.

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 Post subject: Re: Sesame oil advice for au gratin potatoes
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:31 pm 
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toasted is a LOT stronger, so I'd use a different oil and a slight amount of the toasted.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:33 pm 
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Gosh, honestly I would go less than a quarter of the toasted oil mixed in with regular oil. I have toasted seasame oil at home, and although I love it, I use it VERY sparingly since it can be overwhelming. I would do a couple of teaspoons probably. Especially since I think seasame oil in au gratin potatoes is a bit strange. I would think you would only want a hint of it in there.

I would let a couple of others weigh in as well, since everyones palate is different, but that is my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Sesame oil advice for au gratin potatoes
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:35 pm 
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I was a tester for the book and I think I made that recipe with rapeseed (canola) oil instead. I had no sesame oil available. It came out fantastic. I also think toasted sesame oil will be too strong. I think other testers made the recipe as written (regular sesame oil) and liked it.


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 Post subject: Re: Sesame oil advice for au gratin potatoes
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:37 pm 
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Yeah, toasted will definitely be too strong. i wouldn't use any of it! I haven't made the recipe, but toasted sesame oil makes everything taste like it and i think the flavor would be weird in au gratin potatoes.

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Thanks. That's helpful--will go with canola then. I'm just as happy to board my sesame oil anyway!

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 Post subject: Re: Sesame oil advice for au gratin potatoes
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Texture is nice and they are a comforting sort of dish, but very little flavor. I think they will be good with gravy though.

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 Post subject: Re: Sesame oil advice for au gratin potatoes
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lavawitch wrote:
Texture is nice and they are a comforting sort of dish, but very little flavor.


Missing a little sesame, perhaps?

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 Post subject: Re: Sesame oil advice for au gratin potatoes
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Could be! I'll get some plain sesame oil for the next time I make them.

Although, maybe they aren't supposed to have a lot of flavor anyway. These are one of the recipes where I bisque about no flavor, but eat it all and keep craving it, kind of like the sunflower Mac on Isa's blog.

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