VeganMoFo

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Vegan MoFo day 17 - Make (or eat) a local dish

Well, since I did my entire MoFo theme last year on Welsh food, I'm just going to re-create a local dish I made last year with some changes - faggots.

They're in all the bloody markets here and a lot of caf├ęs too. I think it's more of a nostalgic thing for older people so you tend to find it in the places that have been around for years rather than new establishments. I guess I'll include myself in that, as I remember having them frequently as a kid, usually with rice or peas.

Last year I made them with brown lentils and this year, I made them with seitan! I love seitan, I usually make it at least once a fortnight. I love how quick and easy it is to make, how filling it is, but mostly the different flavours you can put in to it!

For my faggots I used vital wheat gluten, corn flour, rice bran oil, maggi liquid vegetable stock, sage, freshly ground black pepper, tomato ketchup and a little dried onion gravy powder.
I formed them in to balls, wrapped them in kitchen foil then baked them in an inch of water in a tray for about 45 minutes on gas mark 5.

I served them with plenty of onion gravy and peas. I was so stuffed after eating them! They were lush.


5 comments:

  1. Ooh, I can see my partner really loving these. I shall have to make them. Good to see a generous amount of gravy on the plate, I love the stuff!

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    1. They should be swimming in gravy ;)

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  2. Ooh, they are like big kofta balls or something! I can't believe you make seitan every fortnight - I have tried it once and it didn't work out well and I just never revisited it - it seemed hard (this was like 5 years ago!)

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    1. I bet you'd make amazing seitan if you tried again.

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  3. these look fab-- I had written off seitan but found a good recipe this week. Hopefully I'll master it...!

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