Spicy Barbecue Seitan Wings

So last post, I talked about making my own seitan so that I could fry it up and make “buffalo wings.”

Here are the seitan wings I made:

Seitan "Buffalo" WingsIt’s kind of hard to see, but they turned out really well.  There was something about the light, moistness of the homemade seitan that turned into juicy wings (well cubes…I guess.)

It was very simple to do.  You can pretty much use any chicken wing recipe you want, but substitute my seitan recipe instead.

Or you can use the following recipe:

You will need:

To fry the seitan

  • 1 cup of All Purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion power
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 batch of seitan cut into boneless buffalo wing sized pieces
  • oil for frying

To make the barbecue sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce (I perfer Oklahoma Joe’s Night of the Living B-B-Q sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons of sriracha
  1. Make the barbecue sauce by mixing both ingredients in a bowl with a spoon. 
  2. Add all ingredients for frying except the seitan and the oil in a plastic bag and shake thoroughly to mix.
  3. Put the seitan pieces in the plastic bag a few at a time and shake to cover in the flour/spice mixture.  Shake off excess flour.  Remove from the bag and put aside to set.
  4. Bring the oil to temperature over high heat or in a fryer.  Test the oil by putting in a small piece of seitan.  Bubbles should form around the seitan.  If bubbles do not form, the oil is not hot enough.  Wait a few minutes and try again.
  5. When the oil is ready, add the seitan in small batches and fry until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes).
  6. Put the seitan on a cookie cooling rack and let the oil drip away.
  7. Once the seitan has cooled, put it into a plastic bowl with a lid or a plastic bag with the barbecue sauce.  Shake to cover.

Give it a try.  It’s a pretty unhealthy way to eat a pretty healthy food (seitan), but with football season here, you have to live a little bit!


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