Friday, April 21, 2017

A Better (than my previous recipe) All Vegan Cheesesteak


A Better (than my previous recipe) All Vegan Cheesesteak

My previous recipe used Pacific Brand Seitan. They must have switched their formula because I made that for someone and it was like mush, Ive reinvented my own recipe, and it is divine!
It even has a chew to it.

For the meat

Boil 2 cups water, you wont need it all

in two bowls place the following

2 t. Marmite
1t Kitchen Bouquet Browning
1 t salt
1 dash liquid smoke

Add 1/2 cup boiling water to each bowl to thoroughly melt the Marmite, set aside to cool

In another bowl whisk the following together

1 Box (6 oz) Hodgson Mill Wheat Gluten
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup Mochiko

When one bowl of Marmite mixture is cool, add it to the flour and knead just until its a cohesive blob.
Congrats! You just made Seitan, a high protein meat substitute.
Put in a bag and place in the freezer for 30 mins.

Oil a serrated knife and shave the semi frozen block of seitan into thin slices, as thin as you can. . Slice about 8 slices at a time, and lay them in the other bowl of Marmite mixture, Then slice 8 more and lay those on the cutting board flat (dont let them touch) When you have this done, put a skillet on medium heat and add oil, and using tongs or a fork, place the marinated slices in the skillet and fry, add the non marinated slices in the mixture, and slice 8 more. flip whats in the pan over. When both sides are seared, place the cooked slices on a plate and keep searing slicing marinating and flipping till its all done.
When all the slices are vcooked pour them back in the pan and add the rest of the Marmite mixture and fry until it evaporates. Transfer to a plate

Dont wipe out the pan, add more oil and fry a sliced or chopped onion, sprinkle with salt and fry till lightly browned.

Now, which way do you want it?
Pat's style or chopped steak style?

I personally prefer chopped style like most Philly restaurants serve it.
So I chop the "Meat" / Seitan up a bit with two cleavers...


Choose your cheese

Daiso Has a Provolone Style Vegan Cheese
Tofutti has a Vegan American Cheese
Or my Vegan Cheez Wiz (recipe below)

Open an Amoroso Hoagie roll (NaturalyVegan) and place 2 slices of cheese on the roll and run it under a toaster oven, just till melted, add the steak and onion and serve with ketchup or Tallaricos Hoagie Peppers

Vegan Cheese Wiz

3 T vegan butter
3 T Flour
1/2 t salt
1 cup soymilk
1 entire package Tofutti American Cheese

Melt the vegan butter in a pot over high heat, add the flour and stir till its completely mixed and bubbling, whisk in the soymilk, simmer till thickened, then put in the cheese and salt and stir till smooth. Serve.