I love to cook, I love to eat, I love all things purple and I just happen to be vegan!
So, I decided to stop being camera shy and try my hand at producing a cooking video. I don't know how to use my editing software yet or even how to set up my camera (in fact, I was using my ipod, LOL). So I hope you get a kick out of my video and enjoy this recipe for my Vegan Fried NOT Chik'n!
Chik'n Style Seitan
For the broth:
8 cups vegetable broth
6 cloves garlic, smashed
2 bay leaves
For the seitan:
2 cups vital wheat gluten
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup chickpea flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 1/4 cups vegetable broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons olive oil
Fill a stock pot with the broth, smashed garlic and bay leaves, cover and bring to a boil.
In the meantime, together the vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast and chickpea flour and salt in a large bowl.
Make a well in the center and add broth, soy sauce, and olive oil.
Mix with a fork and then use your hands to knead for about 3 minutes, until it’s a firm dough and everything looks well incorporated.
Divide into small sized pieces because they will puff up (unless you want big cutlet sized pieces)
Once broth is boiling, lower the heat to a simmer.
This is important, the broth should not be at a rolling boil or you risk the seitan getting soggy.
Add the gluten pieces and partially cover pot so that steam can escape.
Let simmer for 45 minutes, turning occasionally.
Make sure to keep an eye on the heat, because it may start to boil again, in which case, just turn it down a notch to keep at a slow, steady simmer.
When seitan is done, you can let it cool right in the broth, or remove a portion to use right away.
Once cooled, keep stored in a tightly covered tupperware container, submerged in broth.
To Fry Seitan:
1/2 cup almond milk of other nut milk
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup panko bread crumbs
Heat the oil in a frying pan, make sure it is nice and hot (approximately 375 degrees).
You need three bowls for dredging.
In first bowl put the flour along with all the dry seasonings.
In second bowl put your nut milk.
In third bowl put your panko bread crumbs.
Dredge seitan in flour, then almond milk, then in the bread crumbs.
Place in the hot oil and fry until golden on both sides.
Remove and drain on paper towels.
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