okay, so i've tried making the seitan in Veganomicon twice now... once the simple seitan, and once the seitan cutlets.
the first time, i made them into nuggets and dredged them in soymilk/cornstarch and then rolled them in flour and cornstarch before frying in oil after i was done boiling and draining the pieces. they had a decent texture but they were wayyyyyyy too salty.
so then i made the cutlets and i only did 1/8 of a cup of soy sauce (i used bragg's) and did 1/8 cup water in the mix. then i also did 1/4 cup of veggie stock to 1/4 cup water in the mix. they didn't come out too salty. but then i sauteed them in a spicy bbq sauce and YUCK! the texture was like chewing something globby... like fat. it was disgusting and it tasted really doughy. blech.
i don't really know what to do. this was the only time i've made seitan, so i could just be totally messing it up. i just want to have a nice firm, chewy texture without major saltiness. and right now i'm just wanting to vom.
any advice for a seitan newbie? i had such grand plans...