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Everetts Fusions Fried Seitan

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Country Fried Seitan

dietary profile: Vegan, Vegetarian

Vegan fried chicken? Absolutely! Serve with corn bread and collard greens for classic Southern comfort food.

Ingredients

Makes 4 servings

1 15 oz can of garbanzo beans
4 Tbsp Everett’s Paprika Garlic Fusion
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 cup smashed corn flakes or Panko bread crumbs
8 4 oz pieces of plain seitan (you can make it yourself or buy strips), oyster mushrooms are a great alternative option to seitan.
2 cups peanut oil

Method

  1. Into a small bowl, drain the and reserve the liquid from the garbanzo beans. For this seitan recipe, we’re more interested in the liquid, called aquafaba, but you can season the beans with 1 Tbsp of Celery Sage Fusion and serve them on the side or just store them in the fridge for another time. A few other ways to use the garbanzo beans and pair with this dish are with Three Bean Salad or Chickpea “Egg” Salad. This should be about 1 cup of liquid add water if need be.
  2. In a large shallow bowl, mix the flour and Fusion thoroughly until the color is consistent. Taste and add more Fusion, salt and pepper, as you like it. The taste may be a bit on the salty side as cooking will tone it down.
  3. Place the corn flakes or Panko in a separate large shallow bowl.
  4. Coat each piece of seitan with aquafaba and dust in the flour mixture and then in the corn flakes or panko bread crumbs. Repeat to double coat each piece if you like thicker batter. 
  5. In a frying pan, heat 2 cups of peanut oil to medium.
  6. Drop in each piece and cook for 3 minutes. The cooked side will have turned a medium brown.
  7. Flip each piece and cook for 3 more minutes. The cooked side will have turned a medium brown. Work in small batches and repeat steps 6 and 7 with additional batches.
  8. Set cooked pieces on paper towel to drain off oil and allow to sit for 2 more minutes before serving.
  9. Add your favorite dipping sauce or gravy or just eat as is.

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