Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Ingredients (use vegan versions):

* Inside:
* 2 cups wheat gluten
* 1 teaspoon each pepper, salt and sage
* 1 tablespoon soya sauce or Braggs
* 3-5 tablespoons ketchup
* 1 to 1 1/2 cups water or veggie broth + 4 to 6 cups broth
* Outside:
* 2 cups chickpea flour
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 small onion, minced
* 1 teaspoon garlic salt
* any other spices you might want to add [like Cajun spice or
crushed red peppers]
* 1/2 to 1 cup water
* oil for frying


Mix together the dry inside ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients
separately (not including the broth), and then stir together the wet
and dry ingredients (not including the broth). You might need to add
more wet or dry to make the consistency a firm but sponge like ball.
Cut or tear the ball into small 1 inch pieces.

Place them on a deep baking tray or in a roasting pan and pour the
broth over them [they should be completely covered]. Bake in the oven
at 450 for 45-60 minutes. Stir them around once and a while.

After they're done, remove pieces and place in a bowl in fridge to cool
down. Save the broth for future recipes.

Meanwhile, mix the outside ingredients. It should be a semi thick and
sticky consistency, so you might have to add more chickpea flour or

Heat oil in either a non-stick pan or a deep fryer. Dip the pieces into
the batter and coat well. Add to heated oil and cook till outside is
golden brown.

Place on paper towel to get rid of excess oil and eat.

Serves: 4-6

Preparation time: 1 1/2 hours


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