Saturday, March 13, 2010

Vegan Sausages

One of my favorite things to make is seitan, or one of the its many variations. My evil plan is to make some no-fat added sausages, but I had to try out some other versions first. My favorite recipe turns out to be these, via Vegan Dad (from the PPK blog, but I couldn't find the recipe there).

I served these with mashed potatoes, sage gravy, and garlic collard greens. I found that the key to a perfect sausage-like texture is to steam them very slowly. The recipe calls for 40 minutes of steaming, but I did mine for an hour, and I made sure that the water was not ever at a rolling boil. I also turned them once to make sure the cooking was even. I was so excited to eat these, that I forgot that I was going brown them first.

Look for a no fat added version to come. (I'm thinking apple-sage flavored)

Notes: For the sage gravy, I left out the oil, an sauteed the veggies in broth. While I was attempting to make the roux, I keep adding broth, until I gave up and just added the rest of the ingredients. It was not as thick I would have liked it, so I added tablespoon of arrowroot powder dissolved in water to thicken the gravy up. This recipe is a keeper!

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Vegan Valerie said...

I would like to try my hand at seitan, but it seems so daunting to me. I don't know why... One of these days I'll go for it! Thanks for your enthusiasm! Your meal looks delicious! :)

Morgan said...

Its so delicious.