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Making Seitan — Video Tutorial

O.k., here is my first attempt at movie making.  I wanted to do a meat substitute movie before Thanksgiving.  There are lots of great vegetarian and vegan dishes that can be made up with this wonderful stuff.  In the movie am super nervous so it isn’t very exciting, but I thought a movie might be better to see texture.  Welcome to my simple kitchen!

So here we go:

Part 1 ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 onion (reasonably sized)
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ

Mix in blender and then mix with:

2 1/4-2 1/3 cup vital wheat gluten (not high gluten flour)

Cue the movie…

Part 2 ingredients:  8-12ish hours later

  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

Slice log and place flattened strips in boiling water.  Simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

There you have it.  I love this stuff.  I make 4 batches at a time and freeze it so it will last 4-6 weeks.  We have it plain, fried, ground (or ground and fried), breaded, on pizza, in chili…. the list could go on.

One thing to remember when using it as a meat substitute is that meat has lots of at in it and this stuff has no oil, so if any frying is involved it needs oil added.    Enjoy!

Loving Simple Living posts 6 times a week.  Like this post?  Make sure to come back next Thursday.  I am going to work on a demo movie of my super-simple, trans-fat-free pie crust for a Thanksgiving Berry Pie.