Can I substitute oil for the butter in this part of the recipe?
I'm making SmittenKitchen's Mushroom Bourguignon for the family Christmas gathering this weekend. My niece and nephew, who eat vegan, are attending.
Right at the end of the recipe, you combine butter and flour and stir that into the stew to thicken it. Since butter is out for the vegans, can I use the same amount of oil and flour for this thicken process?
Also, serving it over egg noodles is also out. I'm thinking of couscous instead. But if anyone has ideas for what to serve instead of egg noodles, I'd appreciate it. (I've also thought of farro, or boiled and smashed tiny potatoes.)