Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Making seitan at home is surprisingly easy, though it is quite time consuming. For those who are new to seitan, or wheat meat as it is sometimes called, it is a dense meat alternative made of protein-rich wheat gluten. The texture is similar to red meat, and it can be flavoured as you wish. It is a great alternative to tofu and when made at home, is extremely inexpensive!
1 ½ cups vital wheat gluten flour
2 table spoons nutritional yeast flakes (optional)
1 cup cold water
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup panko bread crumbs
½ cup nutritional yeast flakes
Oil for frying
2 L of cold water for boiling
In a large bowl, mix all dough ingredients by hand until blended. The dough will be spongy and very dense.
Fill a soup pot with cold water. Rip small, 2 inch pieces of dough and place them in the water.
Gently simmer the dough for 45 minutes on low heat.
Allow to cool and squeeze out extra moister from the dough balls.
Once cooled, slice each piece to ¼ inch thickness and toss in breadcrumb mixture.
Heat oil in a frying pan and gently fry each seitan until golden brown. Once crispy, remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
Serve with tomato sauce, and fresh herbs or on a sandwich.