Seitan ExperimentMy kids had been grumbling about wanting to go to Popeye's, so I followed the "faux chicken" seitan from La Dolce Vegan and battered it with the beer batter from another cookbook and fried it. It wound up looking and smelling like the "steakette fingers" we used to have for school lunches. It fulfilled that "junk food/fast food" craving I get sometimes, anyway. I'd like to try it in a stirfry next...I think it would be really good. Maybe some sort of "oven fried" situation, with some crushed corn flakes?
I made mashed potatoes and gravy, corn bread muffins, kale, and anasazi beans to go with it...a huge, heavy meal, but we will eat for 3 days off all that food, and my boys and husband were very satisfied.
I still can't believe I made my own seitan! I have been so intimidated about this process, for some reason, but I finally bought a bag of wheat gluten and FORCED myself to make it.
It was very easy and REALLY inexpensive...my $6 bag of wheat gluten makes the equivalent of $40 worth of White Wave Seitan. I did let the bread machine do the kneading.
So...if anyone has been on the fence about making their own seitan, I recommend giving it a try! Especially if you're married to a former omni who wants fried chicken.