Seriously...how good does that look! This is some awesome comfort food people! It is sort of my take on chicken fried steak with biscuits and gravy. Done way healthier though, of course. I made my own seitan "chicken cutlets" which to me made this meal so extra delicious and amazing, but you could definitely use Gardein brand vegan chicken scalopinni for this. . It would work great too. And how do you like my little touch of spinach on the plate. Isnt that nice. LOL Had to keep it veggified a little bit.
Hope you all have a wonderful Valentines coming up! I will be spending some dinner/movie time with my handsome Valentine....
ok now...on to the recipes...
Chicken fried seitan with biscuits and gravy
For the "seitan"
My homemade seitan recipe, or Gardein vegan chicken scalopinni.
1/cup flour (I used white whole wheat) seasoned with a little salt, pepper and paprika (about /2 tsp each)
1 cup almond or soy milk in a shallow dish
1/4 cup coconut oil, or canola oil (for pan frying)
Heat a heavy bottomed skillet over medium high heat with the coconut oil (or other oil if using). Cut the seitan into pieces resembling chicken breast. Or if using Gardein chicken they are ready to go. Keep the cuts fairly thin.
Dunk the seitan or Gardein into the milk, then inot the flour, then back into the milk, then back into the flour. (So we are doing a double dunnking here) to get a nice crispy skin when we pan fry. Place into the hot pan and fry until very crispy and golden brown on both sides.
2 Tbsp. Earth balance butter
3 Tbsp. Flour (white whole wheat or any flour will work)
about 2 to 2 1/2 cups of milk of choice (almond or soy)
salt to taste
LOTS of pepper
1/4 tsp dried thyme
In a saucepan, add the butter and flour. Whisk and let the "raw flour" taste cook out for a few minutes. have your milk ready and slowly start adding the milk, whisking the whole time to prevent lumps. Once mixed well, add the pepper (this sauce should e very peppery), salt to taste, and thyme. Let simmer and thicken.
Adapted and veganized from a Paula Deen recipe
What You Need:
2 1/4 tsp dry active yeast (or 1 packet)
1/2 cup warm water
2 Tbsp evaporated cane juice sugar (or regular sugar would work here)
2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cups coconut oil (not melted)
2 cups almond milk plus 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease with a little coconut oil 2 large rectangular pyrex dishes.
In a bowl, mix the milk and the apple cider vinegar. In a separate bowl mix the water,yeast, and sugar. Set both bowls aside for about 5 minutes.
Mix your dry ingredients. Cut up the cocnut oil into smaller pieces (like little marbles). Using a potato masher mix the oil and the flour to combine. The mixture will be dry and crumbly. Stir the yeast and the milk into the mixture
Generously flour a counter top or flat surface. Roll ou the dough very gently (do not overwork the dough). To about 1 inch thick. Using a round biscuit cutter (orusing a cup) cut out your biscuits.
Place into the greased Pyrex dishes, and bake for about 12 minutes. Serve with butter and or gravy!