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Easiest Seitan

What you need: 

1 cup vital wheat gluten
3/4 cup broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce or Braggs Liquid Aminos
2 teaspoons seasoning of choice (I use vegan powdered chicken or beef bouillon, and nori for fish flavour)
6 cups broth for cooking (can add sliced onion and soy sauce for extra flavor)

What you do: 

1. Mix flour and spices.
2. In a measure cup, add soy sauce to the 3/4 cup broth.
3. Add liquid to dry. Stir till it comes together.( Add some of the broth 1 teaspoon at a time if you need to.)
4. Now put your large pot of broth on to boil. When that’s taken care of, knead your ball of rubbery stuff for 10-15 min. Let rest for 5, then knead a few times more. Now make sure the broth on the stove is just simmering. A full boil will ruin the seitan.
5. Cut pieces off the dough and do your best to stretch into thin patty-like cutlet shapes,...thinner is better.
6. Drop the cutlets into the broth and simmer away for an hour or two..then let the broth cool on its own.
7. You can keep the seitan in its broth in the fridge for about 5 days, or freeze it. This can also be wizzed in a blender to make a ground meat substance.

Preparation Time: 
2 hours
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
5-8
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I love this recipe, I make this constantly now.

Anyway, I just wanted to add that I am going to try it in a pressure cooker and see if that cuts down the cooking time.

Will let you know how it works out.

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Can you put this in the crock pot?

I may try it.  I will post how it turns out.  It would be great to have seiten "roast" in the crock pot to come home to for dinner, yummy!

I tried WML's recipe for seitan in a crock pot: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/211087/f9bcbf89d8/1493001999/5d0e19bcdc/ and it turned out spectacular! Just make sure to spray your crock pock with cooking spray so the seitan doesn't stick (i forgot to do this) and it takes about 6 hours on low... I let the seitan stay in the crock pot until the liquid it is cooking in is no longer cools (heard this helps with the texture)...I love cooking seitan this way... SO EASY... I flipped it a few times while it was cooking but I don't know if that is a necessity

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Okay, this the vote is in, this is very good!  Even my 16 month old son liked it, I think he ate a whole cutlet by himself!

I really didn't do much to it, I made it close to the recipe, but added 1/4 cup of NY to the mixture just for the taste.  I then cut it into steaks and put in the crock pot with 8 cups of water and a veggie boulion cube.  I cooked it in the crock pot for 4  hours but I think another couple of hours wouldn't have hurt, and I have to say that the broth was awesome too!

All I can saw is WOW!  I served it with gravy that I made from the broth and added some garlic and onion powder. 

This is definately one I will be making often, now that I learned that seitan can be made in the crock pot I will do it that way from now on as it is WAY easier.

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i've cooked seitan in broth in a slow cooker. it works really well since you don't have to worry about it boiling when it is set on low. i don't know about putting it in "dry" though. it might be okay if it was in some broth and not too thick.

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Can you put this in the crock pot?

I may try it.  I will post how it turns out.  It would be great to have seiten "roast" in the crock pot to come home to for dinner, yummy!

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I don't know why saitan isn't as popular as the other meat replacers!  :)
personally I really like it.. This recipe was superb, really easy and high quality.
I will definately cook it again .. and 
I recommend it to any one that gets tired of soy based meats. (like me..)

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This was my first try making home made seitan.  The taste and texture was great, although it did not brown up as much as I hoped...I'll continue playing around with the recipe.  Thanks for a new staple! 

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This seitan was indeed easy. I have to try others to see if it's the easiest, but considering my last two batches of seitan failed years ago and this one worked so well, my faith in seitanism is renewed. After boiling, I cut the strips into smaller chunks and fried them into a stir fry. While these are good and frying, splash in some soy sauce to sizzle in more flavour. Next time I'm going to put some liquid smoke in and see if I can't make a more teriyaki type stir fry. Thanks!

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;)b This was my first time making anything like this and it turned out great. It took a little while to make but it was easy and well worth it. I put these into Italian beef sandwiches with it and it could not have been any better. I'm going to make a bigger batch next time and freeze some because one recipe used it all up.

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