This vegan schnitzel uses no animal products or by-products. Crumbing the seitan in nutritional yeast and frying it in vegetable oil give it a wonderful flavour.
Seitan is a wheat gluten meat substitute. It is high in protein and has the look and feel of meat. It can be found at the supermarket or health food stores or more easily at Asian shops. If you can not locate it, you can use Fry's Protran, which is a similar product.
Nutritional yeast is a product that can be found in the bulk section at your supermarket. It may be called "savoury yeast flakes".
Awesome recipe. I was skeptical when it was cooking (it didn't smell that appetizing) but the taste was awesome. Both my husband, and my kids (ages 2 & 4) loved it. They boys particulary liked it with barbeque sauce and honey mustard. Hubby and I ate it as it. Go easy on the cumin, however, as it can be overpowering very quickly. My only complaint is that the recipe didn't even come close to feeding 4. This was more like a serving for two. I doubled it, and the four of us ate every bite along with brown rice risotto and oven roasted vegetables. Great veggiew entree!! - 03 May 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Just a note to those who couldn't get the breading to stay on. Put 2 Tbsps of mayonnaise into a bag along with the seitan and squeeze it around until seitan is coated. Dip into bread crumbs, then fry or bake. If you're a vegan, use one of the many eggless mayonnaise brands sold at health food stores like Trader Joe's and health food co-ops. - 11 Mar 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This is great! I just love Seitan and am so happy to have found a recipe that uses it. Not many people know about it who haven't been vegetarians for a while. It's nice a spicy, but not hot spicy and coats well. I put it on a bed of rice. Thank you for another yummy recipe Karla! - 11 Mar 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)