Seitan Buffalo Wings

Serves 4

COST: $0.98

Per 4-oz. serving

Calories: 429

Fat: 27g

Carbohydrates: 30g

Protein: 18g

Fiber: 2g

Sugar: 1g

Sodium: 688mg

1⁄3 cup coconut oil

1⁄3 cup hot sauce

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1⁄4 teaspoon pepper

1⁄2 cup soy milk

4 tablespoons oil for frying

1 16-ounce package seitan, chopped

Over low heat, combine the coconut oil and hot sauce, just until oil is melted. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper; place soy milk in a separate bowl. Heat oil in a skillet or stockpot over medium heat.
Dip each piece of seitan in the soy milk, then dredge in flour mixture. Carefully place in hot oil and deep-fry in oil until lightly golden brown on all sides, about 4–5 minutes. Coat fried seitan with coconut oil and hot sauce mixture.

Baked, Not Fried
This is, admittedly, not the healthiest of vegan recipes, but you can cut some of the fat out by skipping the breading and deep-frying. Instead, lightly brown the seitan in a bit of oil, then coat with the sauce. Alternatively, bake the seitan with the sauce for 25 minutes at 325°F.