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Frighteningly Realistic Buffalo "Chicken" Strips

What you need: 

2 breast size pieces of plain seitan, cut into strips 1/4" thick (I make my own and shape
into breast-sized pieces)
veg poultry seasoning
1 cup unbleached all-purpose (can mix half whole wheat pastry flour)
1 1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tablespoon cayenne pepper (I like more)
1/4 tablespoon paprika
1 egg substitute (Ener-G works best)
1 cup plain soy milk
canola spray
1/3 cup Frank's Hot Sauce (Crystal works too)
1 tablespoon Earth Balance margarine

What you do: 

Preheat oven to 450.
Lightly sprinkle strips of seitan with poultry seasoning, rub it in, and set aside while prepping seasoned flour mix and dredging liquid.
Combine flour(s), salt, both peppers, and paprika in a shallow bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg substitute and soy milk together.
Line and grease a baking sheet with foil and canola oil and have it close by. One at a time, take the strips of seitan and dredge in liquid, then flour mix. Each strip must be battered twice in order to achieve optimal taste!!! Lay the strips on the sheet in a single layer after battering and when the process is done, evenly spray a moderate a amount of canola oil on the strips and place them in the oven for 12 minutes, flipping strips over once halfway. As the strips are baking, in a small saucepan, melt the Earth Balance and stir in the hot sauce.
When the strips are done baking, turn of the oven, take the sauce and drizzle all over them. Slather it around, coating each strip evenly. Pop them bake in the oven (which is off but still extremely hot) for about 3-5 minutes.
Enjoy! *I served these amazing strips with celery and carrots and a "cheesy" buffalo dip. I will post that recipe later.

Preparation Time: 
20 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2-3
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stupid question here...what is seitan? where do you get it from? and you can make it from scratch can you? this recipe looks great...i will try it as soon as i find out what this seitan is ;D

seitan is made out of vital wheat gluten flour... also called "wheat meat"... you can buy it pre-made in health food stores or buy a bag of vital wheat gluten flour and make your own...My favorite way to make seitan is the way this recipe describes: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=28923.0

stupid question here...what is seitan? where do you get it from? and you can make it from scratch can you? this recipe looks great...i will try it as soon as i find out what this seitan is ;D

Although it is made from wheat, seitan has little in common with flour or bread. Also called “wheat meat”, “wheat gluten” or simply “gluten”, seitan becomes surprisingly similar to the look and texture of meat when cooked, making it a popular meat substitute. Seitan is also high in protein, making it a popular protein source for vegetarians. Asian restaurants often use seitan as a vegetarian mock meat, and seitan is also the base for several commercially available products such as Tofurky deli slices. It can be found in some comercial grocery stores, most health food stores, or any Whole Foods Market!

Thank you both for the info! I will go on a mission on Monday to get it...I'm sure Ive had wheat meat before from a box. It was marketed as mince and i didnt read the box which said you had to add flavour. i just ate it plain. yum like cardboard!

Yay! im so excited to try this recipe now

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I didn't have any seitan and I am too lazy to make my own, so I made this recipe with tofu instead. I also added some extra chili powder to the flour mixture because I am a glutton for punishment. It came out delicious. The only complaint I have is that baking it in the oven didn't make it as crispy as I wanted it to be. It was certainly healthier this way, but to get it crispier I would fry them next time.

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stupid question here...what is seitan? where do you get it from? and you can make it from scratch can you? this recipe looks great...i will try it as soon as i find out what this seitan is ;D

seitan is made out of vital wheat gluten flour... also called "wheat meat"... you can buy it pre-made in health food stores or buy a bag of vital wheat gluten flour and make your own...My favorite way to make seitan is the way this recipe describes: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=28923.0

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stupid question here...what is seitan? where do you get it from? and you can make it from scratch can you? this recipe looks great...i will try it as soon as i find out what this seitan is ;D

Although it is made from wheat, seitan has little in common with flour or bread. Also called “wheat meat”, “wheat gluten” or simply “gluten”, seitan becomes surprisingly similar to the look and texture of meat when cooked, making it a popular meat substitute. Seitan is also high in protein, making it a popular protein source for vegetarians. Asian restaurants often use seitan as a vegetarian mock meat, and seitan is also the base for several commercially available products such as Tofurky deli slices. It can be found in some comercial grocery stores, most health food stores, or any Whole Foods Market!

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stupid question here...what is seitan? where do you get it from? and you can make it from scratch can you? this recipe looks great...i will try it as soon as i find out what this seitan is ;D

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This time I made these with out the pepper and without the hotsauce and it turned out to be really good chicken strips.  i used homemade seitan so that really gave it a good flavor.

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Ok these were very very very gooooooooood.  A lil on too on the spicy side so if making them for children omit the cayenne pepper)I might just do it regardless).  Im surprised no one has commented on these as good as they are.  I wish I had a camera becasue they look just like the real thing. :)

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My strips are in the oven right now as I type, I really hope they turn out to be as good as they look and smell right now.  I will be posting my comment on them shortly......

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