Cornmeal-Crusted Seitan

If you want to dress seitan up just a bit, sautéing it until crisp in a golden cornmeal crust does the job nicely.

Serves: 4

  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal, preferably stone ground
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast, optional
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon s salt-free seasoning (like Spike or Mrs. Dash)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Two 8-ounce packages seitan stir-fry strips,
    or 1 pound fresh seitan, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed

Combine the cornmeal and water in a large mixing bowl. Let stand for 1 minute, then stir. Add the flour, optional yeast, seasoning, and salt, and whisk together.

Add the seitan to the bowl, then stir to coat the seitan pieces evenly.

Heat the oil in a wide skillet. Arrange the seitan in the skillet in a single layer, if possible, or work in batches. Sauté over medium-high heat on all sides until the cornmeal turns golden brown and crusty. Serve at once.


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