Thursday, January 7, 2010

Adventures in Vegan Cooking: Seitan Pot Pie



Last weekend, I went to my friend Daniel's apartment to make seitan pot pie.  I had never tried seitan before, and I've decided it is my new favorite fake meat.  Daniel got the recipe off the blog Vegan Sweetie, who, in turn, got it from Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero's book, Veganomicon.  Considering it was my first time making a pot pie, or pie crust for that matter, I think we did an awesome job and it turned out deliciously! 

In case you've never made a seitan pot pie before (and I'm guessing not many of you have), you will need the following incredients...

There is, of course, the seitan...



Add potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, corn, edamame...



Spinach works too!



Don't forget the vegetable broth!



Combine all into a hearty, stew-like concoction.



Consumption of alcohol whilst cooking also helps.


Oh, right, it's a pot pie!  So, at some point...a pie crust should be assembled...this process was surprisingly difficult, involving chopping the shortening into the flour mixture.  According to the recipe, however, it would make, like...the best pie crust ever.



Voila!  You have a pie crust!



And then...assemble!





We discovered that cooking can be stressful.



But it's all worth it, because in the end you have delicious seitan pot pie!



Pop a slice on a plate...and enjoy!


6 comments:

Megan said...

Huh, I'm still not quite sure what is seitan.

Freyja said...
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Freyja said...

According to Wikipedia - "Wheat gluten, also called seitan (pronounced /ˈseɪtæn/), wheat meat, gluten meat, or simply gluten, is a food made from the gluten of wheat. It is made by washing wheat flour dough with water until all the starch dissolves, leaving insoluble gluten as an elastic mass which is then cooked before being eaten."

Dani said...

I'm so thankful that you've embraced seitan and made Him part of you life.

Skye said...

hahaha, love the last picture. And thank you for giving me the last piece! It was delicious!

Anna said...

I have decided that Daniel is the most photogenic person ever.