2 balls of seitan
3 green peppers
1-2 white onions
Vegan mozzarella (I used Follow Your Heart/Vegan Gourmet)
I followed the recipe from Vegan Planet for the seitan, and cooked it in a stock made of carrots, celery, onions, dried bay leaves, pepper corns, 3 cloves of garlic, and a few sprinkles of basil. The broth smelled really amazing, but hardly any of the flavor went into the seitan. I even scooped out a couple cups and mixed it with cold water to use in the wheat flour. It tasted fine, just much more bland than I expected. Can anyone give me any suggestions as to how I should add more flavor into the seitan? Anyway, on with the recipe!
I shaved the seitan on my mandolin and sauteed it in a pan with some salt, pepper, and vegetable oil over medium heat until it started to brown. Then I added the bell peppers and onions and sauteed those until everything was pretty well cooked. I toasted the buns in the oven, smeared on some veganaise, piled on the seitan and veggies, and topped it with thin slices of vegan mozzarella. I would have had a better picture for you guys, but I inhaled half of the sammich before I realized that I should have taken a picture BEFORE I ate it!
For the fries, I just sliced up some regular potatoes, tossed them in olive oil on a baking sheet, seasoned them with salt, pepper, basil, thyme, garlic powder and rosemary and baked them in a 425 degree oven for about a half hour or so.. until they're soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, and brown all over. I gotta tell you, this is one of the best meals I've made in weeks! Once I get the seasonings right for the seitan, I think it'll be up to par with the Chicago Diner! Yessssss.