These are potato, sage and apple flavored steamed seitan engineered by the marvelous Jayne (aka VWAM, aka Virginwithamemory) on the PPK forums, who I've had the pleasure of meeting in person a few times. She kicked the butt of the packaged (though delicious, yet pricey) Field Roast variety using Julie Hasson's steamed sausage method.
Here is Jane's original recipe, first posted on the PPK on 2/17/2008:
1 1/2 cups vital wheat gluten
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 tea. salt1/4 tea. cloves
1/4 tea. allspice
2 1/2 tea. onion powder
1 tea. ginger
3 tea. sage
1/4 tea. cayenne
1/4 tea. black pepper
1/2 cup dried apples, chopped finely
1/2 cup cold mashed yukon gold potatoes (NOTE-I used leftover roasted garlic mashed russets)
2 tea. marmite (NOTE-I didn't have marmite so I used a bit more liquid smoke and tamari)
3 Tb. olive oil
1/2 tea. liquid smoke
1 tea. crushed garlic from a jar
1 Tb. maple syrup
2/3 cup water
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, mix it up.
Combine wet ingredients in a different bowl, mix it up.
Combine wet and dry ingredients and knead for a few minutes.
Form into little sausage shapes and wrap them up in tin foil tightly.
Steam for 1/2 an hour. Unwrap them, put some oil in a pan and fry them up a little.
To this..... To....THIS!
Pan fried with kale and garlic and served with rosemary roasted potatoes.
They're a superbly flavored seitan sausage, and I look forward to making them again once I purchase Marmite.