Monday, 10 March 2014

Vegan Recipe: Southern Fried Seitan

Vegan Southern Fried Seitan
Southern Fried Seitan
I eat pretty healthy these days with lots of fruits and vegetables, very little fast food, I drink tons of water and I even eat brown rice. Sometimes though...I need grease. Not everyday, but just occasionally, I just need some sinfully delicious deep fried action. And when this time comes, heaven forgive me, I turn to seitan.

Southern Fried Seitan is quite simply a revelation. It's all crunchy on the outside and squidgy on the inside. It's quick to cook. And it's totally satisfying. Plus it's a fantastic for covering with hot sauce, bbq sauce or any other guilty pleasure you can think of. Get Some. Tuck in. Bring a napkin.

Southern Fried Seitan

1 tsp coarse sea salt
1/2 tsp garlic
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 cup cornflour
1/4 cup plain flour
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp water
7 - 10 medium pieces of seitan

  1. Grind the sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and turmeric in a pestle and mortar.
  2. For the coating, mix spices with corn flour and white flour and place in a large bowl.
  3. For the batter, scoop out 2 heaping teaspoons of the coating mixture, add 2 tablespoons of water and 1 teaspoon of soy sauce and mix well.
  4. Heat the oil in a wok until it's good and hot.
  5. Soak the seitan pieces in the batter until they are fully covered, I mean every little nook & cranny. Then remove each piece from the batter and place in the flour mixture, coating again. 
  6. Fry each piece until all sides are golden brown, about 5 mins, then remove and place on plate with paper towel on it to drain excess grease.
  7. Repeat until all pieces are cooked.

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