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Rating: 4.69 stars
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Seitan has a firm, meat-like texture, and can be cooked the same way. It tastes great prepared any way, but I love it most when breaded and seasoned. Can be served with rice and veggies, mashed potatoes, or with a side of pasta.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, combine nutritional yeast, garlic powder, coriander, cumin, and black pepper. Dip seitan in tamari, then in the yeast and spice mixture. Set aside.

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  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry seitan in batches until browned on all sides.

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; protein 19.3g; carbohydrates 9.5g; fat 8.4g; sodium 664.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (47)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2009
Just a note to those who couldn't get the breading to stay on. Put 2 Tbsps of mayonnaise into a bag along with the seitan and squeeze it around until seitan is coated. Dip into bread crumbs, then fry or bake. If you're a vegan, use one of the many eggless mayonnaise brands sold at health food stores like Trader Joe's and health food co-ops. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/19/2005
This doesnt taste good. The recipe as is all of the breading fell off into the pan. I tried it again making in vegetarian as opposed to vegan by dipping it into an egg/milk wash. The breading held but it still wasnt right. My mother said that it tasted like a no-name chicken nugget with additives. I will not try this recipe again. Read More
(6)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2009
Just a note to those who couldn't get the breading to stay on. Put 2 Tbsps of mayonnaise into a bag along with the seitan and squeeze it around until seitan is coated. Dip into bread crumbs, then fry or bake. If you're a vegan, use one of the many eggless mayonnaise brands sold at health food stores like Trader Joe's and health food co-ops. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2005
Awesome recipe. I was skeptical when it was cooking (it didn't smell that appetizing) but the taste was awesome. Both my husband and my kids (ages 2 & 4) loved it. They boys particulary liked it with barbeque sauce and honey mustard. Hubby and I ate it as it. Go easy on the cumin however as it can be overpowering very quickly. My only complaint is that the recipe didn't even come close to feeding 4. This was more like a serving for two. I doubled it and the four of us ate every bite along with brown rice risotto and oven roasted vegetables. Great veggiew entree!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2003
This is great! I just love Seitan and am so happy to have found a recipe that uses it. Not many people know about it who haven't been vegetarians for a while. It's nice a spicy but not hot spicy and coats well. I put it on a bed of rice. Thank you for another yummy recipe Karla! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
I made seitan today for the first time and wanted to make something with it that was not stir-fry (since I didn't want to wait on rice). This was fantastic! I was running low on soy sauce so I used Bragg's instead and I only had about 1T of nutritional yeast so I just used all-purpose flour to make up the remainder of the 1/3C. I sliced the seitan into strips about 3/4" thick. The breading stayed on without any problems -- you have to get the oil hot enough is what I've found. My seitan was a little spongy so I was worried they would stay spongy but nope they fried up nice and crispy! I will definitely be making these again. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2010
So good! I used homemade seitans and did as some other reviewers suggested and doubled the nutritional yeast. Instead of the tamari I dipped the seitans in a mixture of Bragg's liquid aminos (practically the same thing flavor-wise) and beaten egg to make the mixture stick better. The finished product tasted like school cafeteria chicken fried steak (in a good way) so next time I'm going to make a gravy and mashed potatoes to go with it. This is definitely the best breaded seitans recipe I've tried. I have since tried serving these with gravy and mashed potatoes and they are really good. To make a good chicken-fried-steak-style gravy for them reserve the oil after cooking the seitans and just whisk in and cook 1/4 c. flour add vegetable broth until the flour is wet enough to completely dissolve and then add 4 cups milk. Bring the gravy to a simmer and cook for about 7 minutes until thickened. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2009
I followed the recipe exactly using my own homemade seitan and it was SO good! Really the best seitan recipe I've tasted. Even my non-vegetarian husband liked it... it definitely lives up to the "tasty" part of its name. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2003
My daughter is a new vegetarian and finding ingredients that have the texture of meat with a great taste has required some research and experimentation. This has become our favorite. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/19/2005
This doesnt taste good. The recipe as is all of the breading fell off into the pan. I tried it again making in vegetarian as opposed to vegan by dipping it into an egg/milk wash. The breading held but it still wasnt right. My mother said that it tasted like a no-name chicken nugget with additives. I will not try this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2011
Five motherf ckin stars! This sh t was easy and tasty as hell! some tofu its all about seitan! I added a teaspoon of cayenne and oregano to this recipe and it was like someone punched you in ya mouth in a good way!! Read More
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