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.