Fried Seitan Schnitzel (vegan) / Seitan pohanci (veganski)

This recipe is still a bit of a work in progress, but I’m so excited that I’m just going to share it right away and maybe do an update as I tweak it around more. Honestly, the meaty flavor and texture are so on point here that I am thoroughly convinced that the majority (if not all) store-bought meat products out there have various percentages of seitan sneaked into them as well.

But anyhow, without further ado here’s an awesome vegan schnitzel recipe for you all to try out. Also, please note that these are super filling and try as you may, a small amount of gluten flour yields huge amounts of seitan. Which means that is also a really great budget-friendly option.

I decided to fry the schnitzels in the oven to reduce oil and make them a bit healthier. Feel free to deep-fry them, or use an air fryer, though.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.27 EUR per serving / 1.08 EUR for all)

For seitan:

2 tbsp chickpea flour (0.13 EUR)

6 tbsp gluten flour (0.40 EUR)

½ tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp garlic powder (0.03 EUR)

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.13 EUR)

½ cup water (–)

For frying:

1 cup all-purpose flour (0.07 EUR)

½ cup water (–)

1 cup breadcrumbs (0.20 EUR)

4 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.05 EUR)

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METHOD:

In a bowl, whisk together chickpea flour, gluten flour, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Add in the oil, soy sauce and water. Stir for a few seconds until a shabby dough forms, then knead it lightly for a minute. Divide the dough into half and flatten it as much as you can. Wrap loosely in aluminum foil, then steam for about 40 minutes.

Once seitan is done steaming, carefully unwrap it and allow it to cool a bit. Preheat your oven to 200°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, if you’re frying seitan schnitzels in the oven. Cut each piece of seitan into quarters. In a bowl, whisk together flour and water. Dunk seitan chunks into flour and water mix, shake off excess batter and coat the pieces with breadcrumbs. Repeat until all seitan chunks are coated. Brush each piece of seitan with oil on both sides and spread them out on a prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, until crispy and golden brown to your liking.

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Ovaj recept je još uvijek djelomično u razvoju, ali sam i sad već jako uzbuđena sa rezultatom, pa sam ga odlučila objaviti i eventualno kasnije nešto prepraviti kako budem modificirala stvari. Iskreno, po meni su i tekstura i okus mesa odlično nabodeni, tako da sam sve više uvjerena da većina dućanskih mesnih proizvoda (ako ne i svi), imaju u sebi neki postotak podmetnutog seitana.

No, bez daljnjeg otezanja, evo vam odličan recept za veganske pohane šnicle da ga isprobate. Također, uzmite u ubzir da su ovi pohanci jako zasitni, a od samo male količine glutenskog brašna dobiti ćete ogromnu količinu seitana. Stoga je ovo jelo ujedno i super opcija za male budžete.

Ja sam odlučila pohance peći u pečnici da smanjim količinu ulja i da budu malo zdraviji. Vi ih slobodno ispohajte na tavi ili u air fryeru, ako ga imate.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 2,28 kn po porciji / 9,11 kn za sve)

Za seitan:

2 žlice slanutkovog brašna (1,00 kn)

6 žlica glutenskog brašna (3,00 kn)

½ žličice soli (0,01 kn)

½ žličice češnjaka u prahu (0,25 kn)

½ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,25 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (1,00 kn)

½ šalice vode (–)

Za pohanje:

1 šalica glatkog brašna (0,50 kn)

½ šalice vode (–)

1 šalica krušnih mrvica (1,50 kn)

4 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,40 kn)

PRIPREMA:

U zdjelici pomiješajte slanutkovo brašno, glutensko brašno, sol, češnjak i papar. Dodajte ulje, soja sos i vodu, pa kratko promiješajte da se formira labavo tijesto. Rukom promijesite samo minutu, pa podijelite tijesto na dva dijela. Spljoštite svaki dio najbolje što možete, pa ih labavo zamotajte u aluminijsku foliju. Kuhajte na pari 40 minuta.

Kada je seitan gotov, pažljivo ga odmotajte i pustite da se kratko ohladi. Ako ćete pohati u pećnici, zagrijte ju na 200°C i obložite protvan obložite papirom za pečenje. Svaki komad seitana razrežite na četiri dijela. U zdjelici pomiješajte brašno i vodu, pa komade seitana umačite u tu smjesu i onda obložite krušnim mrvicama. Ponavljajte postupak dok ne ispanirate sve komade. Svaki komad premažite uljem sa obje strane, pa ih raširite po pripremljenom protvanu. Pecite oko 20 minuta, dok pohanci ne budu hrskavi i zlatno smeđi prema vašem ukusu.

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Fried Seitan Schnitzel (vegan) / Seitan pohanci (veganski)

Kale Stew with Homemade Seitan (vegan) / Varivo sa domaćim seitanom i keljom (vegansko)

I recently shared a homemade seitan recipe with you and now I bring you a simple stew, where you can utilize all that seitan you’ve prepared. It all comes together really quickly, and since the stew reheats so well, it’s an excellent meal prep option as well.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 4 servings / 0.80 EUR per serving / 3.21 EUR for all)

6 spicy mini seitan sausages (1.14 EUR)

3 tbsp sunflower seed oil, divided (0.04 EUR)

1 large onion (0.10 EUR)

4 garlic cloves (0.13 EUR)

2 carrots (0.20 EUR)

1 red horn pepper (0.33 EUR)

2 tbsp all-purpose flour (0.01 EUR)

4 cups vegetable broth (0.26 EUR)

½ of medium sized kale head (0.33 EUR)

2 tbsp tomato paste (0.26 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

Good pinch of dried red pepper flakes (0.02 EUR)

1 bay leaf (0.03 EUR)

2 tbsp dried parsley (0.13 EUR)

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METHOD:

Wash, peel and finely dice all of the veggies. Tear the seitan sausages up into bite-sized chunks. Place a deep skillet or a pot on medium-high heat and add two tablespoons of oil and seitan chunks. Cook briefly, just to slightly crisp them up. Remove seitan from the skillet and set aside.

Add remaining oil to the skillet and sauté the onion for a few minutes until slightly translucent. Dump in fresh garlic, carrots and horn pepper. Give a good stir and cook briefly so the veggies caramelize. Add in flour, give a good stir to coat the veggies, then cook for a minute to lightly toast the flour. Gradually add in the veggie broth, making sure to stir well so no flour clumps remain. Finally, add in kale, tomato paste, garlic powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, bay leaf and parsley.

Bring everything to a rolling boil, reduce heat and simmer on low with a lid cracked open for 20-30 minutes. If needed, add a splash more of water to the veggies. Return seitan chunks to the pot to reheat once more, give a good stir and serve warm.

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Pošto sam nedavno objavila recept za domaći seitan, evo vam sada i jednostavno varivo gdje taj isti seitan možete upotrijebiti. Ovo jelo se jako brzo priprema, a pošto se i dobro podgrijava, odlična je opcija za pripremiti unaprijed i imati spremno za uzeti na posao ili jednostavno imati pri ruci u užurbanom tjednu.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 4 porcije / 6,16 kn po porciji / 24,63 kn za sve)

6 pikantnih seitan mini kobasičica (9,12 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja, podijeljene (0,30 kn)

1 veliki luk (0,75 kn)

4 češnja češnjaka (1,00 kn)

2 mrkve (1,50 kn)

1 crvena paprika roga (2,50 kn)

2 žlice glatkog brašna (0,10 kn)

4 šalice povrtnog temeljca  (2,00 kn)

½ srednje glavice kelja (2,50 kn)

2 žlice koncentrata od rajčice (2,00 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

1 žlica slatke paprike (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

Dobar prstohvat sušenog čilija u listićima (0,15 kn)

1 lovorov list (0,20 kn)

2 žlice sušenog peršina (1,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Operite, ogulite i fino nasjeckajte svo povrće. Seitan kobasičice prstima natrgajte na komadiće veličine zalogaja. Dublju tavu ili lonac stavite na srednje jaku vatru, pa na dvije žlice ulja kratko popržite komadiće seitana, samo da se malčice zahrskaju. Seitan maknite iz tave i stavite na stranu.

U tavu dodajte ostatak ulja, pa par minuta dinstajte luk dok ne postane staklast. Ubacite svježi češnjak, mrkve i papriku rogu. Promiješajte, pa kuhajte koju minutu da se povrće karamelizira. Dodajte brašno i dobro promiješajte da se njime obloži povrće. Pustite samo minutu, neka se brašno mrvicu tostira, a onda malo po malo dodajte temeljac uz konstantno miješanje kako ne bi bilo grudica. Na kraju ubacite kelj, koncentrat rajčice, češnjak u prahu, slatku papriku, sol, papar, čili, lovor i peršin.

Pustite da sve zavrije, smanjite vatru, pa krčkajte sa odškrinutim poklopcem 20-30 minuta. Po potrebi dodajte još mrvicu vode. Vratite komadiće seitana u tavu samo da se ponovno ugriju, dobro promiješajte i poslužite toplo.

Kale Stew with Homemade Seitan (vegan) / Varivo sa domaćim seitanom i keljom (vegansko)

Homemade Spicy Seitan Sausages (vegan) / Domaće pikantne seitan kobasičice (veganske)

Some time ago I discovered an awesome health food store which carries a whole bunch of interesting things marked with quite reasonable prices. They also had gluten flour, so I jumped at the opportunity of playing around with this new ingredient. First thing I wanted to try out was making my own seitan and I’m actually thrilled with the result. These little sausages are flavorful and have a spot on meaty, chewy texture. The whole process was also very quick and easy, so I’ll definitely throw homemade seitan into my regular food rotation.

The only downside is that this food looks like poo, so don’t go serving it to people on a first date. But other than being obviously visually unappealing, this is the real deal.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 10 sausages / 0.19 EUR per sausage / 1.91 EUR for all)

1 vegetable bouillon cube (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp garlic powder (0.07 EUR)

2 tsp smoked paprika (0.13 EUR)

1 tsp Gochujang – Korean chili paste (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp mustard (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp ketchup (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp soy sauce (0.27 EUR)

2 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.03 EUR)

1 cup water (–)

1 cup gluten flour (0.80 EUR)

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METHOD:

In a bowl, whisk together bouillon cube, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, Gochujang, mustard, ketchup, soy sauce, oil and water. Stir together until bouillon cube dissolves completely and no lumps remain. Add in gluten flour and give a good stir. Once the dough forms, knead it lightly, only for a minute or so. If the dough is too sticky, add in a bit more gluten flour. Most seitan recipes call for kneading the dough for ten minutes, but I think this would only make the final product tough as a shoe sole and too chewy.

Tear small pieces of dough off and loosely wrap them up in individual chunks of aluminum foil. Steam for 45 minutes, then carefully unwrap. You can now eat the seitan sausages as they are, or use them in other cooking recipes instead of meat. These also freeze well.

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Pred nešto vremena otkrila sam odličan dućan zdrave hrane koji ne samo da ima puno zanimljivih sastojaka, već i veoma razumne cijene. Također sam kod njih pronašla i glutensko brašno, pa je to bila izvrsna prilika da se poigram tim novim sastojkom. Prva stvar koju sam željela isprobati je napraviti domaći seitan, a rezultat me oduševio. Ove male kobasičice su aromatične i pikantne, a mesna tekstura je baš pravo pogođena. Također, cijeli je postupak bio jako jednostavan i brz, pa mislim da ću domaći seitan sigurno ubaciti u redovan meni.

Jedina nezgodna strana cijele priče je da konačni proizvod jako podsjeća na drekece. Radi toga ovo možda i nije idealna hrana za prvi spoj. Ali ako izuzmemo očitu vizualnu neprivlačnost, ovo je jelo super.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 10 kobasičica / 1,52 kn po kobasičici / 15,21 kn za sve)

1 kocka povrtnog temeljca (1,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,50 kn)

1 žličica češnjaka u prahu (0,50 kn)

2 žličice dimljene paprike (1,00 kn)

1 žličica Gochujanga – korejske čili paste (0,50 kn)

2 žlice senfa (1,00 kn)

2 žlice kečapa (1,00 kn)

2 žlice soja sosa (2,00 kn)

2 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,20 kn)

1 šalica vode (–)

1 šalica glutenskog brašna (6,00 kn)

PIPREMA:

U zdjelici skupa pomiješajte povrtnu kocku, sol, papar, češnjak, papriku, Gochujang, senf, kečap, ulje i vodu. Miješajte dok se povrtna kocka skroz ne rastopi i smjesa bude bez grudica. Dodajte unutra glutensko brašno i dobro promiješajte. Kada se tijesto formira, kratko ga promijesite, samo na minutu. Ako vam je tijesto jako ljepljivo, dodajte još mrvicu glutenskog brašna. Većina recepata za seitan kaže da se tijesto treba mijesiti deset minuta, ali meni se čini da bi konačni proizvod onda bio žilav kao cipela.

Otkidajte male komadiće tijesta, te ih lagano umatajte svakog posebno u aluminijsku foliju. Kuhajte na pari 45 minuta, pa nakon toga pažljivo sve razmotajte. Kobasičice sada možete odmah jesti ili ih pak upotrijebiti u drugim receptima umjesto mesa. Također ih takve kuhane možete i zamrznuti za kasnije.

Homemade Spicy Seitan Sausages (vegan) / Domaće pikantne seitan kobasičice (veganske)