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Southern style Seitan Burger, Caramelised Onion Crisps, Ranch Cucumber & Carrot Slaw, Crispy Caramelised Onions

13 May 2019

Southern style Seitan Burger, Caramelised Onion Crisps, Ranch Cucumber & Carrot Slaw, Crispy Caramelised Onions


Prep & Cooking Time: 12 hours  Servings: 6-8


Step 1: 


  • 1.5 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 Cup Mashed Chickpeas
  • 1/2 Cup Chickpea Liquid 
  • 1 Tablespoon Miso 
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • 1.75 Cups Vital Wheat Gluten
  • 1/4 Cup Sweet Sorghum Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons Potato flour 
  • 2 Tablespoons All Purpose Seasoning
  • 2 Teaspoons Sea Salt
  •  Vegetable stock for cooking in.
Step 2:
  • 2 Cups Almond or Soy Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Franks Hot Sauce
  • 1.5 Cups Plain Flour
  • 1 Cup Cornflour
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning 
  • 5 Onions thinly sliced



  1. In a large bowl, mix the vital wheat gluten, sorghum flour, potato flour, nutritional yeast, all-purpose seasoning, & sea salt. 
  2. Slowly mix the wet ingredients, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Vegetable Broth, by hand until a mushy dough begins to form.
  3. Knead your mixture for about 3-4 minutes until the gluten develops. 
  4. Form about 4-5 dough balls and form into 80g flat cutlets.
  5. Bring 2.5 L vegetable stock to the boil over high heat. 
  6. After cutlets have rested for 20 minutes, drop them into the boiling liquid & lower to a simmer. Simmer cutlets for about 45 minutes until they have become firm. Remove carefully from broth & let them cool
  7. Mix the milk & hot sauce in a bowl. Place cutlets into liquid & submerge for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Mix plain flour, cornflour, & spices in a large bowl.
  9. Remove cutlets from the milk & dredge in flour mixture, until thoroughly coated. Do this step twice for double battered (highly recommended). 
  10. Let battered seitan rest for about 5 minutes. Carefully drop cutlets into the fryer @180c or shallow fry in about ½ inch of oil for about 2.5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oil and drain well.
  12. For the Ranch Slaw; Mix together grated Carrot & Cucumber with a little onion powder, garlic powder, chopped chives and Vegan Mayo to taste 
  13. Cook the onions in oil until caramelised, drain well, then allow to dehydrate overnight in a hot cupboard or de-hydrator.
  14. Serve altogether in a Vegan Potato Bun you could add sliced Vegan Smoked Gouda Cheese too if desired


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