Fried Gluten?

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  1. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    How do I prepare this stuff?
    I've googled around and it's not been helpful!

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    I really want to TRY to make it, I'm pretty sure I really like the stuff when I'm at hunan village:
    like, I'm pretty sure THIS
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    Is fried gluten, and I LOOOOVE that.

    So, I ask you, MR.. How do I work this stuff? :D
    thanks! :)
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    it looks cooked, maybe you can eat it right out of the jar
     
  3. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    I tried that yesterday and... NEVER AGAIN.

    A warning to anyone trying to consume this ...stuff: NOT RAW. It has the consistency of solid slime.

    So I think it has to be cooked. :p
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    That looks nasty!!

    like something I coughed up last time I had a bad cold!
     
  5. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    KT, wait 'til my mom's home (probably within the hour). I'll have her read the label on the jar you've so nicely photographed. :)
     
  6. skunk macrumors G4

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    One might assume that with a name like FRIED gluten, it is already cooked. Perhaps it's an acquired taste, like dogs.
     
  7. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    KT, my mom says the jar of stuff you bought is meant to be eaten as is. The particular kind you've got is flour based (I could actually read the Chinese character for noodle/flour). She says the label also says that there are mushrooms listed as an ingredient-- whether there are actual mushrooms or just flavoring, she doesn't know.

    What you had at the restaurant is likely similar stuff, but actually derived from soy bean/ bean curd.

    Hope this helps.
     
  8. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    ah, thanks Hon! :)
    if you need a better pic of the bottle, let me know. I'm baffled by this stuff!
    I'm gonna make some tonight, but substitute the tofu for this stuff

    I predict... disaster.
    but a tasty disaster? Hopefully!

    edit:
    Whoops! I write a post and leave and don't hit submit! :p
    but thanks!! Tell your mom thank you, too :)

    and
    not cook cook it, but prepare it. Like how you don't eat straight chick peas from the can,but do stuff to them, like hummusitize them.
     
  9. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Well, make sure to let us know what you do to it and how it turns out. I'm pretty curious, actually. Might have to try it out myself.
     
  10. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I really like that stuff :). The easiest uses I have for it are;

    1) In a stir-fry. Just pop it in a wok with some soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce, and vegetables.

    2) In a curry. Again just put it in and simmer in your favorite curry sauce with vegetables.

    3) Not raw :(.


    (edit: I usually give it a rinse off before eating it. It's usually stored in quite a bit of oil.)
    (edit 2: Yep Legolamb it's like seitan - it's sold as mock abalone sometimes)
     
  11. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    This stuff needs to be put in some kind of sauce to pick up flavour, and depending in how long you cook it it will change textures a bit too.
    I use it to make a mushroom goulash style stew. Also really good in stir frys, add extra sauce or flavouring thought.
    The soy based on tastes much better and comes in more textures.
     
  12. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    To get some of the oiliness off, I boiled the gluten in water. Somewhere around the internets, it said to blanch it. I managed to burn myself dropping it into the water.. Ow!

    I was going to adapt a recipe for Kung Pao Chicken, but then it was too spicy, so I used the sweet and sour stuff instead.
    And ya, I'm lazy so I used the little packets of seasoning. One day when I'm not half asleep, I will learn how to make "real" sauce. :p
    Picture 3.jpeg
    First, I wilted a bunch of the bok choy, salted it up some, and cooked the broccoli.
    I smushed up a buncha garlic and sautéed it with the green onions.
    I mixed the sauce and let the fried gluten marinate in that for a while. I then cooked the stuff with the sauce and mixed all of it together and put it on rice...
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    It was pretty good. :D

    I'm definitely gonna learn how to use this stuff more tastily.

    Thanks y'all!! If anyone else has recipes or tips for it, I'll go on another gastric adventure. :)
     
  13. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Wow, that looks delicious. That settles it, I'm trying this tomorrow!
     
  14. katie ta achoo thread starter macrumors G3

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    It's like $1.30 a jar! Mix that with how cheap bok choy, pepper, green onion and rice are, this meal cost like $1.10 for that plate, and I have a lot of leftovers. Mmmm. I have lunch for tomorrow! ^_^
     
  15. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    That looks awesome. Got a couple of tins of it in the pantry myself. That's lunch for today :)!
     
  16. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I've been called that before too. :p
     
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