Monday, January 21, 2008

Beer Battered Seitan and Southwestern Corn Pudding

OK, this recipe is not going to win points at the health fair, and I am not even going to try to justify it. For some odd reason, I was craving something fried. The end result of that craving was this seitan. I have been eyeing the corn pudding recipe in Veganomicon and thought it would make the perfect complement to the meal. The pudding was amazing, a perfect blend of taste, texture and colour. Highly recommended!

- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp poultry spice
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 cup beer
- 12 pieces of chicken seitan
- oil for frying

1. Whisk together flour and spices. Whisk in beer (add a little more if too thick). Let sit for 30 mins.
2. Heat oil (about 1" deep) in a frying pan over med-hi heat. Dip a piece of seitan in the batter, coating thickly. Let excess drip off, then place in oil. Repeat. Fry 3-4 mins per side, until golden and crisp.


Nora said...

Mmm, no justification needed; that looks great! I too am a huge fan of that corn pudding!

veganalects said...

I've been eyeing the corn pudding myself--I just wasn't sure what to make it with. Seems like you found a yummy solution.

I really like your blog and would love it if you checked out mine sometime. I'm amazed you can cook such great things as a parent every night.

Anke said...

this looks delish - as everything you make :-)

thanx for adding me to your blogroll :-)

SaraJane said...

I get the fried cravings sometimes, too. I try to avoid the fake meats most of the time, but every now and then I buy some of those Yves fake chicken pieces and make fried faux chicken out of them. You can take the girl out of the south... ;)

Chelsea said...

Hi there! So when you say "chicken seitan", did you have a recipe for that or did you make it up? I just bought a few things today to try and make chicken flavored seitan and was wondering if that's what you did. Thanks!

Vegan Dad said...

I just put a link to the chicken seitan recipe in the posting above. It is the best one I have come across.