Everytime I make fried seitan, I always make more than necessary for the immediate meal just so I can have these sandwiches the next day. Sometimes, I will even make the seitan for the sole purpose of making these. This is my veganized verison of the standard deli chicken cutlet sandwich.  Even omnivores love this sandwich.  Is it truly a bahn-mi? Well, as I don’t use a baguette, I suppose it isn’t. But that doesn’t really matter. Crispy seitan, pickled cucumbers and carrots, ciabatta bread and a hoisin spread all combine in a symphony of flavors and textures to make one amazing sandwich.   In any event, here is my recipe for a Seitan Bahn-Mi Sandwich.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 sandwiches


1 recipe fried seitan
1 recipe pickled cucumbers and carrots
2 green onions sliced into long thin strips, white and light green parts only
6 ciabatta rolls
1/2 cup Hoisin sauce


1. Slice ciabatta rolls in half lengthwise. Heat a grill pan or griddle over high heat. Spray pan with cooking spray. Place rolls, cut side down on pan, place other pan on top to press them down and grill for 2 minutes.  Set grilled bread aside. If you have a panini press, you can just use that.

2. Spread each side of the grilled bread with 1 TBL of the Hoisin sauce. Top one half of each roll with a few piece of seitan, some cucumbers, carrots and green onions. Top with the other half of the roll.  Slice in half widthwise and serve.