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#1 of 3 Old 03-24-2003, 07:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I bought a box of Vital Wheat Gluten almost 6 months ago and have yet to do anything with it. The truth is: I don't know how.

I attempted making Seitan from whole wheat flour. It got very glutenous, but was still pretty mushy in texture. It reminded me of fatty pieces of beef - or uncooked ground beef BLEACH

So, I'm wondering what this box of Vital Wheat Gluten can be used for. I assume I can make seitan from it. Anyone have a good recipe?

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my favorite dish in the whole wide world just happens to made with seiten!

ok, i am from the south where chicken fried steak is everywhere, and before i was a vegetarian, this was one of my favs. so this is how we make the veg-substitute for chicken friend steak. warning! this is not a low-fat recipe!


-take the seiten cutlets, salt & pepper them, and batter them in either egg & milk or just plain soymilk if you're vegan. flour them with a bread-crumb mixture. we even take pieces of potato chip and crush them up in the flour-bread-crumb mixture to make the seiten extra crispy. re-batter them and re-flour them. you can even do this a third time if ya want extra yum!

when you're done, pan fry in a little bit of oil until golden on each side. serve with mashed potatoes for dippin' and green beans or other vegetable of choice.
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That sounds yummy!

How do you make the cutlets, though?
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