Better Than Wings
Today I had a strong craving for something crispy fried and meaty and all the vegans gasp (just kidding). I get craving a lot and it is not about meat it is about protein and flavours I like. I hardly fry anything unless it is a fritter or bake i.e something that has to be fried plus I do not like fried food that much. Now back to my craving. Every Friday when I was a child growing up in Barbados I would have chicken and chips. The only junk food of the week . I did not look forward to the chicken that much it was the chips I loved with sweet ketchup. As I got older these traditions stopped in my household as my dad went Vegan but we never stopped making chips we just baked them instead.
Now back to the craving stay with me here. After 2 weeks of testing and wasting my vital wheat gluten I developed a Bajan flavoured wing like protein that is so good you will keep going back for more. I first started out with a steamed seitan but the texture was not right. Then I did it with a straight baked seitan still it was not right. I then steamed the seitan cool it score it to add the wet seasoning mix battered and breaded it, baked it and sauced it three times to give it this fried looking texture.This is not a very healthy dish but the fat can be cut down in it drastically. Sorry I did not have the proper sticks so I used toothpicks. I served these with my home made pineapple bbq sauce and baked french fries with a dash of vinegar just how my dad use to make it.I had just planned to make these into chicken style cutlets but since it was Junk Food Friday I made them into wing shapes. I will post the recipe when I re test them again later in the month. I will also test the shelf life of these and store them in different areas and let you know what happened.
Taste analysis: Very rich in flavour and not doughy like some seitan recipes or not too spongy. Not too chewy as I baked it for over an hour and the coating is so good. I would not let you wait too long for this recipe just bear with me a bit as I re test it. After I made these accidental wings I googled wings and I saw a few bloggers some I know did a vegan wing before so i will not get a prize for my creation but I will have a great treat cruelty free.
Blog Award: I want to give a very special thank you to Vaishali of Holy Cow who made my Sunday very happy with the Kreavtive Blogger Award. I never got a blog award before so I am really elated that someone thought of me and thought I was creative. Thank you again. I am suppose to pass this one to 7 other bloggers and give 7 Interesting things about me. Look out for that in About Me later this week.