Yesterday I made a batch of those beauties.. fried seitan is just awesome, it’s so delicious and packed with proteins. (The difference between chicken and seitan is ridiculous.. chicken is like 24 g of protein per 3oz.. seitan is 21g and the best part… no animals were harmed to make this recipe!)
My 4 1/2 years old Dalie is the most intense picky eater EVER! At first she didnt even want to taste it, but after few minutes she decided it was time… and she ate the whole piece!!! She really liked it. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! Having autism is not easy.. she’s super picky and don’t cope well with changes especially with what she eats. I was very surprised she ate it! It’s so awesome! My husband was shocked that it was like the real deal and want me to make this recipe again! (yayyy x2)
Next thing to do… try to make my dad eat it.. it will not be an easy task since he hates about everything I made.. don’t ask me why but vegan and my dad makes 2.. he tried tofu (general tao) and is still talking about it telling me it was so nasty! Pfffff!!
8 large ”chicken” style seitan pieces
* 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 2 tablespoons cornstarch
* 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
* 1 teaspoon paprika
* 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
* 1 teaspoon black pepper
* 2 teaspoons garlic powder
* 1 teaspoon onion powder
* 1 egg replacer (You can use a flax egg or a commercial egg replacer)
* 1/4 cup water
* 6 oz soy ”cream”
* 1 1/2 teaspoons creole seasoning
(my recipe is HERE)
* 1 batch of 8 pieces (recipe is HERE)
(or you can use any kind of seitan you want to)
* In a bowl combine the dry ingredients. Set aside.
* In another bowl, combine the liquid mixture ingredients. Set aside.
* On your counter, place a cooling rack, you can place something underneath if you don’t want a mess everywhere.
* Take one piece of seitan ”chicken” and dip it in the liquid, then roll in the flour mixture. Place on the cooling rack.
* Repeat with every pieces. Let them rest/dry for 20-25 minutes.
* Repeat dipping and rolling with every pieces once again, then let them dry once again. (Double coating)
* To cook them, I used my fryer, but you can cook them on the stove in a pan filled with oil too. I just find my fryer to be safer and cleaner.
* In the fryer it took about 6 minutes for 4 pieces. I had to cook in 2 batches.
* Remove from the oil and let rest on paper towels or a towel to remove the excess oil from the ”chicken”.
* Since it’s not meat, don’t worry, it will never be undercooked, hehe, just make sure that the coating is golden brown, crispy and that the inside is hot.
* Serve hot and ENJOY!