Basically, he combines flour and water to create a vegan chicken substitute called seitan.
I'm a vegetarian who's tried a lot of chicken substitutes, both store-bought and homemade, so I decided to see if this recipe was as easy as it looked.
First, I mixed together two cups of flour and one cup of water. While kneading, I added a little more water because it was pretty dry. I kept kneading until it looked like this.
Then, it was nap time for the flour blob. I let it rest for an hour.
Next came the part I was truly dreading — time to knead the dough while rinsing it.
After the now-wet blob rested for another hour, I pulled it back out to twist and knot it. I twisted it for about five minutes. It felt like making really slimy, gross balloon animals. I also added vegan chicken-less seasoning salt from Trader Joe's. Then, I fried it until it was brown on both sides (about two minutes her side).
Then, I drained the oil, added veggie stock, and let it simmer on low for 45 minutes. When it was done, it looked like this.
While waiting for it to cool, I made a TikTok of my own.
I decided to try it plain so I could get the ~full experience~. After the first bite, I wasn't too impressed, so I decided to compare it to a few other vegan chicken alternatives I conveniently had on hand.
I tasted them all, then ranked them to get a better idea of how the homemade seitan measured up.
Overall, this TikTok seitan recipe is something I might try again on a day where I have a lot of free time. It takes too long to realistically be a go-to recipe, but I would like to keep trying and learn how to make it taste better.
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