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    Laura’s General Tso's Seitan

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    20 mins

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    Julesong's Note:

    I got this recipe from Laura (aka “amorsalado” on LJ), and it’s a great recipe she once cooked that her non-vegetarian husband told her she could make for him anytime. It convinced him of the tastiness of vegetarian food. :) She said, “This General Tso's recipe was what sold him, and it's so easy, too!”

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    1. 1
      In a bowl combine the soy sauce, vinegar, 1/2 cup water, sugar, garlic, and ginger root.
    2. 2
      In another bowl, combine the egg and cornstarch and dip the seitan pieces.
    3. 3
      Heat the oil in a wok or deep, heavy skillet until very hot, add the seitan and fry it for 4 to 6 minutes, or until it is crisp-ish. (This was so much better after I finally broke down and bought a wok. It really does make a huge difference!).
    4. 4
      Add the soy sauce mixture and the chile peppers and cook the mixture over moderately high heat for 2 minutes, or until heated through. (I usually bring the sauce to a boil after I've poured it on, and then reduce the heat to simmer until it's as thick as I want it. It takes about five minutes, because I like the sauce pretty thick.).
    5. 5
      Serve with cooked rice and enjoy!
    6. 6
      Laura says: “This is more than enough for the three of us with left overs the next day, and it's really yummy. I'm actually not much of a chef, so I tend to keep it simple and quick.”.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 07, 2010


      This recipe has a lot of potential! But I agree with the other reviewer that the proportions were off. I think of General Tso's chicken or seitan or whatever as being sweet as well as salty - this was just very, very salty. I am pretty sure this is because of the amount of soy sauce combined with how much you have to reduce the sauce to get it to thicken up. Next time I make this, I am going to use low-sodium soy sauce, double the amount of sugar, and add a little cornstarch to get it to thicken up without reducing quite so much. I quite liked the method for frying seitan and will definitely use it again.

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    • on December 07, 2007


      First off, I want to say that I really enjoyed this recipe and it's VERY simple to make. The only reason I felt the need for three stars was that I think the proportions are actually a bit off. I found my finished product very salty. Not inedible but very noticeable. I think with a little adjust this dish will pass good and be excellent:-)

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    Nutritional Facts for Laura’s General Tso's Seitan

    Serving Size: 1 (82 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 135.5
    Calories from Fat 73
    Total Fat 8.1 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 52.8 mg
    Sodium 2030.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 7.2 g
    Protein 5.4 g

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