Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Almond Crusted Seitan
The last time we were at Trader Joe's we picked up some almond meal, though we weren't entirely sure what we'd do with it. But now I'm here to tell you that using it as a breading is awesome! And if you can't find any, it's just finely ground almonds so buy whole almonds and take them for a good spin in your food processor (just make sure you stop before they become almond butter). We seasoned the almond meal with paprika, salt and pepper, then breaded seitan with it pan fried our concoction. What ended up working well for the breading was to lightly coat the seitan with flour, then dip it into plain soy milk, then coat it with the almond meal. We fried it in a little bit of canola oil and it came out with a wonderful depth of flavor that a flour breading just doesn't have. All we needed were some collards on the side and we were very content.