Monday, February 6, 2012

A "Wing-a-ling" Dragon

Trogdor!!! For those of you who missed out an a crazy online cartoon thing that was online called "Strong Bad," well you have no idea what or who Trogdor is. So here is the link. You must watch it. Super funny.

What is the link between a silly cartoon and food? How about "wings" or seitan posing as wings. How about that. I made homemade seitan that I then coated in cornmeal and baked. I should have made a hot sauce to coat them in afterwards, but didn't want the wings to get too spicy. Mistake, yes, I have learned for next time. Seitan is crazy easy to make and strangely meat like looking. It is made from vital wheat gluten. You can find this at any health food store.


1 1/4 cups vital wheat gluten
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon sage
1 cup water

6 cups water
1 tablespoon tamari (soy sauce)
1 tablespoon molasses

Mix the vital wheat gluten and the spices together,

add in the water.

It will form into a  gelatinous dough that looks strange but isn't sticky.

Knead the dough for a minute or two.

Place on a cutting board and cut into 16 equal pieces.

Bring water to a boil with the tamari or molasses.

Cook in the water for 1 hour. Yes that seems long, but you don't really have to do much except add in extra water if needed, say the tops of the seitan start to show too much.

Drain the seitan. Use as you like.

Baked Seitan 

1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup hot sauce
8 pieces of seitan

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, line a baking pan with parchment paper.

Dip the seitan into the hot sauce.

Coat in the cornmeal.

Place on the prepared sheet. Bake 30 minutes.


You may want to make a hot sauce (like the one they coat buffalo wings in, which is hot sauce and butter) or use honey mustard or ketchup or bbq sauce. As you like really.

There you go. That is what I ate for Super Bowl Sunday! While my dad and brother ate real buffalo wings. Oh the smell is strong from those guys cooking and burns so bad in the back of your or my nose. =/

Until next time...

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