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 Post subject: Can I Freeze Seitan?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:31 am 
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Okay, that's a moot question, because I already did. I found some seitan lurking in the back of the fridge and just about to go past its Use By date so in a fit of panic threw it in the freezer. I've never frozen the stuff before. Does it get all nice and spongy like tofu? Or does it turn evil and soggy?

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 Post subject: Re: Can I Freeze Seitan?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:50 am 
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I've only tried freeezing the seitan from Viva Vegan but I found that it stayed the same after freezing.

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My local store only sells commercial seitan that is frozen. I've frozen homemade seitan many times and it was fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Can I Freeze Seitan?
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You can freeze the commercial stuff. You can freeze the homemade stuff. It stays pretty much the same. :-)


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vgnwitch wrote:
You can freeze the commercial stuff. You can freeze the homemade stuff. It stays pretty much the same. :-)

There is a visual difference between my homemade stuff and the commercial stuff. My homemade stuff is not as neatly cut. :)

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Thanks, nice to know I didn't kill the poor thing.

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I just found this thread on a google search and was hoping it was a thread on the new boards! Does homemade seitan need to be frozen in its broth or no?

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 Post subject: Re: Can I Freeze Seitan?
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I have frozen both the red seitan from Viva Vegan and kittee's seitan o greatness with fine results. I steamed both, so I didn't have any broth to freeze.

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VeganFoodRocks wrote:
I just found this thread on a google search and was hoping it was a thread on the new boards! Does homemade seitan need to be frozen in its broth or no?


I freeze without broth and I never notice a change in the texture or taste.

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I like to strain the broth and freeze it so that I can reuse it for the next time I make a seitan. It's a Japanese method originally. I think it's called 'red broth' or something. You can freeze in or out of broth with no change. A tip: it's much easier to get the thinnest slices of seitan when it's partially frozen. Use a serrated knife.

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 Post subject: Re: Can I Freeze Seitan?
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To be a bit sciencey: gluten is not a water-soluble protein, and is stretchy enough to cope with water crystals forming, so it should be fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Can I Freeze Seitan?
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People freeze tofu deliberately to give it a firmer, meatier texture so you can do that also...


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Gulliver wrote:
To be a bit sciencey: gluten is not a water-soluble protein, and is stretchy enough to cope with water crystals forming, so it should be fine.



WooHoo, science! Definitely going to make a really large batch next time and freeze it.


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 Post subject: Re: Can I Freeze Seitan?
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I freeze seitan all the time. No issues!


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 Post subject: Re: Can I Freeze Seitan?
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I always steam my seitan so I just the foil-wrapped logs and stick them right into the freezer

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 Post subject: Re: Can I Freeze Seitan?
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Am I the only one immature enough to be thinking you can freeze seitan when hell freezes over?


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