Baked Crispy Chickpea Seitan Patties

VeganMoForectangle11orangeFor the love of chickpeas, I had to make this recipe. My new favorite cookbook, The Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester featured a relatively easy recipe for these Baked Crispy Chickpea Seitan Patties. A few poultry-style spices, pureed chickpeas, and some vital wheat gluten, and  you got yourself some mighty fine un-chicken patties! They were breaded in Japanese panko breadcrumbs and were baked, not fried, to make them healthier.

Another fun fact is that wheat gluten (as well as chickpeas) are a great source of peaceful protein. *Make sure to tell folks that when they ask the notoriously annoying question, “Where do you get your protein?”

Rolling the chickpea & vital wheat gluten mixture
Rolling the chickpea & vital wheat gluten mixture
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Small balls before they become patties
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Panko crust before going into the oven

The recipe indicated the chickpea seitan would go well with a lemon sauce, so used this simple recipe from Food.com and substituted vegan chicken broth for the carcass chicken version. To change it up a bit, I also dipped the patties in Dinosaur BBQ Sauce. Amazing!

Chickpea Seitan Patties with Lemon Sauce
Chickpea Seitan Patties with Lemon Sauce

I served the patties with a side of grilled corn and steamed green beans with lemon pepper seasoning.

Grilled corn, lemon pepper green beans, and chickpea seitan patties with lemon sauce
Grilled corn, lemon pepper green beans, and chickpea seitan patties with lemon sauce

Overall, we’d rate the chickpea seitan patties a solid 3 1/2 out of 5 carrots on the veganlicious scale! 3.5carrots