Ahhh… the Grit… If you are ever traveling near Athens GA, you would be wise to check it out. The Grit is one of my all-time favorite vegetarian restaurants, one of where I am never disappointed. I could eat there every day of the week and never tire of it. This is one meal that I order every time we go out for breakfast or for weekend brunch. This recipe is featured in the Grit Cookbook.
This makes 8 servings, so feel free to halve it! It really makes a lot (even a half batch), which is awesome since its great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! I like to serve mine over brown rice with a side of toast (or a biscuit) and grits.
The Grit’s Potato & Vegetable Stir Fry
- vegetable oil
- 2 pounds boiling potatoes, such as round white, round red or Yukon Gold, peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes (I prefer using small red potatoes, scrubbed well and unpeeled)
- soy sauce
- 1 cup button or crimini mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced
- 2 carrots, peeled and thinly julienned
- 1 small head cabbage (preferably red) shredded or sliced thin
- 2 small yellow squash, quartered and cut into 1/2″ cubes
- 2 small zucchini, quartered and cut into 1/2″ cubes
- 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips (or red bell pepper)
- 1 small or 1/2 large onion, cut into thin crescents
- nutritional yeast
- 1 batch of golden tofu
- brown rice, or rice of choice… this could also be served over quinoa!
1) Prepare golden tofu and set aside.
2) In a large non-stick skillet (or wok) coated with a minimal amount of vegetable oil, saute potatoes over high heat until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle lightly with soy sauce as they cook. Set aside.
3) Stir fry mushrooms until tender and golden around the edges, about 3 minutes. Add vegetables, pepper and onion. Using minimal oil and sprinkling lightly with soy sauce, cook until vegetables are crisp-tender and somewhat seared, about 3 minutes.
4) Return potatoes and golden tofu to skillet and stir to mix with vegetables, then add nutritional yeast to taste and toss to cover completely. Serve over brown rice. Devour!