Fried chicken Seitan

Vegetarian Seitan fried chicken
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: 150 grams
  • Calories: 695
  • Fat: 38 g
  • Saturated fat: 4 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 32 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 1500 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 57 g
  • Cholesterol: 164 mg
Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: Austria
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This great tasting meat substitute is made with vital wheat gluten. Once cooked this recipe tastes and has the texture of meat, to such an extent that your non vegetarian friends won't believe that they are not eating it. This spicy breaded version adds another dimension that all will love
For the Seitan
  • Vital Gluten - One cup
  • Paprika – one teaspoon
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper – ½ teaspoon
  • Garlic powder – one teaspoon
  • Onion powder one teaspoon
  • Lemon juice - one tablespoon
  • Water – ½ cup (maybe a bit more)
  • Vegetable stock – four cups
  • One Onion – medium
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
For the Schnitzel
  • Bread crumbs – one breadcrumb
  • Chilli powder – one teaspoon
  • Black pepper- ½ teaspoon
  • Eggs – two medium
  • Vegetable oil – three to four tablespoons
Making the Seitan
  1. Add all the dry ingredients from “ For the Seitan tother in a mixing bowl. Mix well
  2. Add the lemon juice and mix
  3. Start mixing and slowly add the water, a little at a time, until all the ingredients have combined in a firm dough ball. If needs be, add a little more water. Don’t add too much more, though. You are looking for a firm, pliable dough with elasticity
  4. Knead with your hands for five minutes.
  5. Add the stock to a medium-sized pot
  6. Add the onion and garlic
  7. Bring to a steady simmer
  8. Now add the Seiten dough ball
  9. Cook for 35 to 40 minutes. Then remove from the cooking liquid
  10. Allow to cool and then pat dry with a paper towel
to make the Schnitzel
  1. Cut the Seitan into thin slices ( about 1 inch)
  2. Beat the eggs. Place into a flat dish
  3. Combine the bread crumbs with the chill powder
  4. Heat the oil to frying temperature ( 180 to 200 degrees Celsius)
  5. Coat the Seitan pieces in egg and then on a separate plate, cover with bread crumbs on both sides
  6. Fry in the oil for about 4 minutes on each side until golden brown
  7. Serve with lemon slices and hot sauce like Sriracha
Keywords: Fried chicken seitan

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