Secret Ingredient Fried Chiken

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You might have to do a double take when you take a look at this chiken recipe. Because what looks like a version of fried chicken is a vegan recipe. If you could create a plant-based substitute for fried chicken using many of the same techniques found in southern cooking without compromising texture or flavor, you might not look back. And this veganized frying technique is just the thing to get you started. You'll want to take a look at the step by step video tutorial and instructions on the Tephra Vegan site.

This is a two-step recipe which might seem a bit daunting to start, but once you read through and wrap your head around the vegan chickn food idea, you'll realize it's easy to do. To start, you will want to gather up your wet and dry ingredients. The wet ingredients include vegetable broth, mashed chickpeas, chickpea soaking liquid, chickpea miso, and extra virgin olive oil. The dry ingredients you will need for this easy vegan recipe include vital wheat gluten, sweet sorghum flour, nutritional yeast, potato starch, all-purpose seasoning, sea salt, and vegetable broth. With a large bowl, you want to mix your dry ingredients, then slowly mix your wet ingredients with extra virgin olive oil and vegetable broth. Mix these ingredients by hand until a mushy sort of dough begins to form. Then knead your mixture for about three to four minutes by pressing and folding the chickn dough into itself several times until the gluten develops. Then form about four to five dough balls and form them into flat cutlets and plane in a line. Bring about two quarts of vegetable broth to a boil over high heat. Then after the vegan cutlets have rested, you will drop them into the boiling liquid and lower to a simmer. Simmer the vegan cutlets for about 45 minutes or until they have become firm. Then remove carefully from the vegetable broth and let cool on sheet pan. For the full step by step video and instructions for th is easy vegan recipe you will want to take a look at the Tephra Vegan site.

Vital wheat gluten is the main ingredient in this easy vegan recipe, and you will be amazed at what it can do. Vital wheat gluten is somewhat of a super-powered flour that is all gluten with very little starch. It's not technically a flour by itself, but it is made from simple wheat flour that has been hydrated enough to activate the gluten and then processed to remove everything but the gluten. Vital wheat gluten is then dried and ground back into a powder. And because it's almost pure gluten, a little of this ingredient goes a long way to improving the elasticity and the rise of the raw dough and the crumb and chewiness in the final loaves. Most baking sources recommend using about one tablespoon for every two to three cups of flour. You can add vital wheat gluten to just about any bread recipe, but it's especially effective when baking with low-protein flours such as whole wheat and rye or in recipes and food ideas with a lot of extra ingredients added in such as nuts, seeds or dried fruit. You can add a few tablespoons of vital wheat gluten when a recipe or food idea recommends using high-protein bread flour, but all you have is regular all-purpose flour, as with bagels and some artisan bread.

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