Sunday, May 14, 2006
I had a mishap a few weekends ago when I tried to make some homemade seitan using this recipe. It came out horribly, horribly wrong. I think my gluten dough was too wet when I added it to my simmering broth, and it kind of just fell apart slowly in the liquid. But I also had no idea what seitan was supposed to look, smell or taste like, since I had never had it before. I was a seitan virgin. I should have started out small, using this product I found in the refrigerator section of my local Sprouts store first, before embarking upon my version of homemade seitan.
So today, after a little internet searching, I found a good recipe for seitan buffalo wings. The last time I went to Green, we had the mock buffalo wings and they were mighty yummy, so I wanted to replicate them (although Chef Damon told me his mock chicken is actually freeze-dried mushroom stems!). I did as the recipe tells, and they turned out really great! I love the texture of the seitan, and the buffalo sauce was spicy enough to make us sweat (yes, the OMNI ate these!).
I also made a vegan ranch dip using Vegenaise, some dry ranch mix (McKormick's, I think, which was surprisingly vegan!!!) and a little plain soymilk to thin it out. I just eye-balled the amounts so I don't have an exact recipe for it. It was very very good, especially with carrots and celery.
Brooke-o-meter: (scale of 1-10 peas)
7.5 peas for the wings, 8 peas for the dip
No kid rating...too spicy, although they did eat the carrots!
7 peas for the wings, 7 peas for the dip
Good luck, and now I want to make some corn fritters and pumpkin muffins! Watch for them soon! :-)
Those look great. What kind of a breading or sauce do you use to make them? I've never made them before.
anyhoo, i'm going to do some 'spearamints with seitan this weekend. Yup. I wanna make buffalo wings just like that. I don't even miss the meat, just the sauce LOL
krispycheks, I used the recipe that I linked in my post, from vegcooking.com...the breading is just flour, paprika, cayenne and salt. The sauce is also in the recipe, but I bet there are a few good bottled brands out there that are vegan (the recipe says that Texas Pete's hot sauce is vegan, maybe their buffalo sauce is as well?) These wings were really really good, I hope you try them! :-) And I wish I didn't live so dang far away from Green (about 40 minutes)..I crave it so much. Even my husband loves those wings, and he is a wing connoisseur (but the meaty kind)! He broke out in a massive sweat as he ate them...
There use to be a place in my old town that I used to live in years ago .. when I did eat meat and well they made the most kick a** hot wings ever and really if there was one thing I really miss it would be those..
keep trying to make seitan.. you can do it .. I know you can!
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