Recipes from Washed Flour

This quickly-growing collection of seitan recipes uses the “Wash the Flour (WTF)” or simply, Washed Flour method of making seitan. Scroll down to find some recipes for the leftover starch water here, too. (More coming soon!) If you’ve never washed flour before, check out the step-by-step guide and video tutorial here:
Wash the Flour (WTF) Method
Vegan Steak | Washed Flour SeitanBy JenThis is the best steak texture I've ever achieved and it came out of several tests with varying ingredients and cooking methods. Though there are a couple unique ingredients, the good news is you should be able to source them online, and you'll get a lot of use out of them if you like to make a lot of beefy-style seitan!
Vegan Porq BrisketBy bigassveganSeitan on steroids? Vegans and omnivores alike can't believe this is seitan... but IT IS. And, like most homemade seitans, it is inexpensive and good for you (well, unless you are gluten intolerant 😣). Most of the ingredients you probably already have, and those you do not, I highly urge you to get, as they will up your seitan game, and you will use them onward and often, for sure! The visual of this Vegan Pork Brisket is everything and is for sure to be a show stopper on any mezze plate. It is unbelievable in various appetizers, puff pastries, in sandwiches, pasta dishes, etc.
Shish-Kabob and PastramiBy bigassveganThis one recipe yields both a middle-eastern beef shish-kabob seitan AND a pastrami seitan (see instructions on how to finalize). It is completely up to you if you want to make it just be kabobs, just the pastrami, or both. The taste is there to serve both needs and depending on how you slice or finalize it, it will become two different and unique mock meats. In the notes, I also included the recipe for the traditional crispy Serbian cornbread, because this goes with it like you won't believe.
Vegan Shepard’s PieBy JenThis Vegan Shepard's Pie starts with delicious seitan shreds from washed flour which get dusted with flour and fried, cooked with veggies in a beefy broth, and piled high with the creamiest vegan garlic mashed potatoes you will ever try!
Vegan Chicken Wings | Washed Flour SeitanBy JenThese vegan seitan wings get slow cooked in broth, then fried right before serving for an amazingly tasty result! I love them for game days, parties, or just about any time! (I mean, really, when are wings ever not awesome?!?)
Vegan Prime Rib(less) from Washed Flour 2By JenThis is a new version of my original vegan prime rib(less) roast made from washing flour. I subbed out fresh beetroot for powder to yield a firmer texture, as well as added more beefy flavoring to the mix. Still fancy enough for your holiday table, but easy enough to be enjoyed more often.
Roast Turkee II | Washed Flour SeitanBy JenThis is a slight variation to my first washed flour turkee recipe. I left out the mushrooms, started with a little more flour for a larger yield, and slightly adjusted the amount of seasonings and tofu. I really twisted the dough when knotting this one and wrapped in a cheesecloth to keep it from expanding in my slow cooker. I think this improved the texture, giving it a better "meat grain," but it's still just as flavorful and juicy as the original.
Vegan Cajun Deli-Style Turkey | Washed Four SeitanBy JenThis vegan, cajun, deli-style turkey gets simmered in a slow cooker in a delicious broth, then roasted to develop the crust. The chicken-style bouillon and extra swirls of cajun seasoning throughout really pack in the flavor!
Vegan Chicken SatayBy JenMarinate your seitan in a delicious blend of lemongrass, shallots, herbs and spices, then skewer and grill to perfection to make this veganized chicken satay. Use the spicy peanut sauce as an amazing dip or salad dressing.
Vegan Salami | Washed Flour SeitanBy JenThis peppery, garlicky, wine-infused vegan salami gets its fattiness and an extra boost of flavor from bits of provolone cheese. I'm calling it "Jen"oa-style. 🥴 🤣
Vegan Deli-Style Beef | Washed Flour SeitanBy JenIf you're looking for a flavorful, yet simple recipe for beef from washed flour, look no further! No need to worry about achieving the perfect oven temperature, frying or making a broth, because this seitan is cooked by wrapping and steaming. It slices up perfectly for sandwiches, or you can make thicker cutlets and fry them up for a quick steak-style seitan, too!
Vegan Deli-Style Ham | Washed Flour SeitanBy JenIf you're looking for a flavorful, yet simple recipe for ham from washed flour, look no further! No need to worry about achieving the perfect oven temperature, frying or making a broth, because this seitan is cooked by wrapping and steaming. Slices up perfectly for sandwiches, too!
Vegan Chicken Souvlaki | Washed Flour SeitanBy JenThis vegan chicken souvlaki is juicy, savory, and perfect to bring to any barbecue or potluck. I used washed flour seitan chicken as my base, but any chicken-style seitan should work well. If you do wash flour, you can save the starch to make flatbreads!
Vegan Prosciutto | Washed Flour SeitanBy JenThis vegan seitan prosciutto is just like I remember the real thing. It's salty, savory, and even a little bit funky. It's simple, yet elegant enough for your next charcuterie, or wrapped around your favorite fruits or veggies.
Washed Flour ChickenBy JenWhat could be easier than throwing everything into your slow cooker? I love to simmer like this for the best shreds, and it works awesome for cutlets or a roast, too. You can always add more seasoning to the dough, (especially if roasting) but this amount leaves the seitan "open" to be used as you would chicken in lots of dishes. Hang on to that broth cause it makes an amazing soup base or gravy!
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