Sunday, January 20, 2008

Maple Baked Seitan

I have a large binder stuffed full of recipes printed from the Internet. This is where I keep most of my ethnic recipes--what better way to explore a new cuisine than with free recipes? Tonight's meal came from my exploration into French Canadian cuisine. These recipes are pretty hard to veganize since a lot of French Canadian dishes center around some large chunk of meat, or several large chunks of meat. But this recipe works very well with chicken seitan. In fact, seitan is an asset here because it soaks up the maple syrup. Mmmm . . . syrup . . . .


INGREDIENTS
- 6 chicken seitan cutlets
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup margarine
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp rubbed sage
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp savory
- 1/2 tsp salt

METHOD
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1. Mix together flour, salt and pepper in a bowl. Dredge seitan cutlets in flour and fry in margarine over medium heat, 3-4 mins per side, until crisp and golden brown.
2. While cutlets are frying, heat maple syrup, water, and spices to bubbling in a small saucepan.
3. Place cutlets in a 8 1/2 x 11 stoneware baking dish. Top with sliced onions. Pour maple syrup mixture over top.
4. Bake for 40-45 minutes, basting with sauce every 15 mins.

7 comments:

Carolann said...

Mhhhh looks great! Is there much sauce left over to make a gravy with?

Vegan Dad said...

The sauce turns into a thick glaze that you can spoon over the cutlets. It's not a lot, but enough. You can always up the liquid if you want more sauce left over.

colleen said...

This looks really yummy. When you say "chicken seitan cutlets", what did you use (was there a particular recipe)?

Love the blog overall -- first time posting :)

Anke said...

wow, this looks really authentic. like a chunk of that-which-must-not-be-named... looks delish :-)*drool*

Vegan Dad said...

Colleen,

I always use the same "chicken" seitan recipe--I have added the link above. Basically, I just shape chunks of seitan dough into a cutlet and then cook it.

colleen said...

Thanks for the fast reply!

Selena said...

Hi! I made this for dinner last night. I notice that so many comments are from people saying how good something looks, but not as many saying how good it turned out and tasted. Well, that's what I'm here for. It was delicious! I used the PC frozen "world's best meatless chicken breasts". You need to cook those from frozen, so they spent a little more time in the fry pan, and a little less time in the oven, but they were wonderul! Thanks!