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Yummiest Seitan Ever!

What you need: 

1 cup vital wheat gluten
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon thyme
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup water or vegetable stock

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix gluten, nutritional yeast, and thyme together in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, mix water or vegetable stock, soy sauce, and oil. I prefer to use water since the vegetable stock makes the gluten too salty for my taste.
3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients evenly, and stir together making the ball of gluten. Knead for a few minutes. Dab any excess moisture from the gluten with a paper towel if you want to.
4. Form the gluten into a cylindrical shape. Press down and with a sharp knife, cut the gluten into thin strips. Oil a cookie sheet, and place the strips on the cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip them over and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes.
Enjoy your yummy seitan strips! You can eat them with ketchup, barbecue sauce, or any other vegan condiment if you like. I prefer to eat mine with ketchup.
Source of recipe: I tried some of the seitan recipes found on this website, but wasn't satisfied. So I combined a few, and this is what I came up with.

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes, Cooking time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15 minutes
Servings: 
1
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

The picture does not look like strips, do you make a cylindrical shape, cut then press down, making like 'tostones' (pressed plantains) I love the shape of the ones in the picture.

I think the author meant that if you make the ball into a cylinder shape, press it down and then slice it, you'd be cutting what look like thin strips from the top but a wider 'cutlet' shape when you lay it flat.
Another way to get that cutlet shape is to just tear/cut off a piece of the larger ball and flatten it down into the 'cutlet' shape in the pictures.  So you'd be breaking of sections and flattening each piece separately. Either way.

I will try this soon.

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The picture does not look like strips, do you make a cylindrical shape, cut then press down, making like 'tostones' (pressed plantains) I love the shape of the ones in the picture.

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I've purchased store bought seitan and I hated it. I thought I'd give this a shot, and I am sold :) Will definitely be experimenting with this recipe in the future (can't wait to make 'sausage!')

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I'm trying to cut down on soy, so I made this and cut it into thin strips for my stir-fry. My omni husband and step-son loved it!

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Well I've never had seitan before so I really have nothing to compare it too. But I made this tonight and thought it was totally yummy! I made it just as the recipe stated except I added a little garlic powder to the dry mix. I think this recipe it would be good with any spices you wanted to add. Maybe next time I will try breading the pieces to see how that turns out! Thanks for the extremely easy recipe!  ;)b

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Hi,

I never made my own seitan before and this sounds so easy ;)b so I will try
this recipe.

Also, can you freeze the dough for another time?
If so, how long will it keep in the freezer?

Also, can you keep the dough just in the frig itself for a bit?

Thanks for the info.

 

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