Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wangs and Thangs

Though Buffalo wings aren't exclusive to the South, folks down here love 'em. Sometimes, funny Southern accents make "wings" sound like "wangs." That's why I've named this recipe Hot & Spicy Seitan Wangs:


Mmmm-mmmm, these truly were finger-lickin' good! The recipe is definitely going in my cookbook.

I tested the recipe two ways — frying the seitan wings in oil and baking the wings in the oven. After both methods, I threw the fried and baked wings in the wing sauce together and mixed them all up. I wanted to see if I could tell a difference in taste between baked and fried. And honestly, I can't tell at all!

So I'm putting both sets of instructions in the cookbook, but I highly recommend baking since the sauce is loaded with Earth Balance. It's never a good idea to slather a fried food with butter, right? At least not good for the waistline.


I dipped the wings and some organic carrot sticks in Organicsville Non-Dairy Ranch Dressing (didn't have any vegan bleu cheese dressing, but that would have been even better). By the way, I used Frank's Red Hot Sauce for the wing sauce, and I gotta say, it's the best hot sauce I've ever had in my life!

On the side, I veganized my Granny's Creamy Corn Casserole:


That recipe is going in the book too. This stuff is DELICIOUS! It's a casserole of frozen corn, vegan cream cheese, green chilis, and pimentos. That red stuff on top is paprika for a cool 70s retro casserole look. The creaminess of the dish was the perfect compliment to the spicy hot wings.

29 comments:

Celine said...

haha omg seitan wangs! I love it.

Theresa said...

Describing "wangs" as "finger-licking" makes me giggle. Call me immature if you will, but wangs are funny.

Cyn said...

Hee hee, you said wangs. Those look way too tasty. You need to hurry up with this cookbook!

Urban Vegan said...

I could never understand the mystique of wings, but I think I'd love your wangs. [That didn't come out right, but you know what I mean.]

Katy said...

To be on the safe side, you should give me all your recipes now just so I can make sure they're all good. Ok? Because those wangs look awesome, but I'd much rather taste them for myself so then I could know for sure. :)

CeciLiA said...

HOT DANG!!! That 'wang' looks SO delicious - I'm sure they would indeed be 'finger licking good' hahaha!!! Plus .. it's cruelty free, what more could you want?!!! :0)

Mmmm I love corn casserole - actually any baked/cooked carbs are considered as comfort food to me ;0) Can't wait till the day I sink my teeth into these yummy food *drool*

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

Vegan wangs?!?! Bianca you seriously rock. I love that you veganized your Grannie's corn casserole, it sounds fantastic, and I love the paprika on top.

I've never heard of that vegan ranch dressing, that's one of the only thing dairy that I miss is ranch. Damn my allergies! But I'll have to keep my eyes out for this brand.

Nikki Douglas said...

Wangs - hehe. Too funny. I would love to try these since I miss getting my boneless buffalo wings.I like that Urban Vegan said she would love your wangs!

Green Eyes, Green Heart said...

Book NOW!! :D
~Erin @ "Vegan & the City"

VeggieGirl said...

I too chuckled at the "Wangs" :0D

hose definitely DO look "finger-lickin' good."

omnidudemeandthebean said...

OMG! Those look absolutely amazing. And Frank's hot sauce is the best! Thanks for the kitty idea.

jill said...

those look amazing! and of course Frank's is the best! It's made right here in Buffalo, baby!

jessy said...

omg, Bianca! you're making me sooooo hungry for all these southern yummies this week. i'm sitting here at work thinking - "damn, i want wangs! i don't want my freak'n tofu salad sammie!" and there's just no way for me to get wangs right now. sadface! everything you're making is creating some serious cravings over here!

i loooooove frank's, too! it's always been my hot sauce of choice! and i super love that your wangs are good fried and baked. that's gloriously awesome!

and corn casserole?! omg, omg, omg!

jennycestcake said...

So I went to Whole Foods yesterday and their seitan is on BACK ORDER. What the?? I guess I seriously need to consider making my own seitan if the masses are flocking to Whole Foods for it. When I finish my first batch, I'm making these wangs!

Vegyogini said...

I'm so excited for your book; your food looks delicious!

mad about udon said...

Haha, wangs means something different altogether to me, but when it comes to good food, who cares what it's called?

Jamie the Foodie said...

absolutley can't wait for your cookbook! i attempted vegan hot wangs a while back & they were not good, to say the least! they were all chewy & doughy...gross!

i just made homemade vegan creamed corn earlier this week & now i wish i had more after seeing your yummy pic!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Wangs... you're too cute!

Haha and I have a set snack time too-- yay!

Allison said...

Mmm!! Your food makes my mouth water EVERY time...not even joking! My friends are big on eating "wangs" :0), so I can't wait to get your cookbook and try it out! Ahh, and I've always wanted to know how to veganize a cream corn casserole...it always makes an appearance at holiday get-tgoethers in my family!

poopiebitch said...

Those wangs look GOOD! Yum! And I'll take two helpings of the creamy corn casserole, please!

Sorry I missed your call earlier! I've got an order for eight dozen cupcakes tomorrow, so they've taken up most of my time today :(

I will definitely be at the potluck! I'm planning on bringing cupcakes (hopefully), but I didn't know if I needed to bring anything else? I was thinking about making some sushi if I have time.

Oh, and I'm on for bubble tea first, too! I have to deliver the cupcakes at around 4pm in G'town, but I think I can get to the bubble tea place by 4:30. I will call you tomorrow!

Justin Fox Burks said...

Those look great. amy and i used to eat tofu wings and drink heineken on the porch of our old apartment. I'd stick skewers in them so we'd have the same "eat it off the bone" experience.

we had some amazing wings in nyc at kate's joint. you gotta look it up next time you make it up north.

shellyfish said...

You are such a tease!! Wings & corn casserole?!? Better get your little book out soon!! I'm hungry!!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Both dishes look so good! Especially the corn casserole. That's definitely a dish my non-vegan family members would like!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

I've never have real "wangs", but I'm sure I would love yours. Oh, well, I'll have to wait for the cookbook ;-)

springsandwells said...

so fun. I am LOVING all your down south recipes. We live in California, but travel to the south at least once a year... and I'm always wishing I could try more of the food. :) So your blog really hits the spot.

Rach-ums said...

*Drum roll please*
I give to you the Weblog Award for Brilliant blogging! Details on my blog. :)

Erin said...

I want to eat everything you eat.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

OMG, I love your new banner!!

tasteslikeyum said...

Oh, so many cracks to be made.
I'll just say I'm excited for the cookbook and leave it at that.