Crispy Italian Terkettes

Author: SallyK / Date: 2011-10-01 @ 04:55 am / Print Me! /
Tags: Cedar Lake Products / Dairy / Seitan and Gluten Shreds / Terkettes /

Here is our favorite way of breading Terkettes. (Terkettes are a Cedar Lake seitan product made from wheat protein.) This recipe can be served with marinara sauce or tartar sauce*).Crispy Italian Terkettes

Serves 4.


  • 1-20 oz can Terkettes, drained
  • 1 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 c evaporated milk
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1 1/2 c Italian herb seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 quarts corn oil or peanut oil


  1. Place the flour in a shallow bowl.
  2. In a second shallow bowl, mix the evaporated milk and sour cream until well blended.
  3. Place the bread crumbs in a third shallow bowl.
  4. Dredge the Terkettes in the flour, dip in the milk mixture and roll in the bread crumbs.
  5. When all of the Terkettes are breaded, place them in the refrigerator.
  6. Pour the oil into an electric fryer set to 360 degrees, or pour it into a large heavy pot or Dutch oven, using a candy thermometer to get the oil to 360 degrees F.
  7. Fry about 12 pieces of Terkettes at a time, until golden brown on all sides. Drain on a metal rack.
  8. Serve hot with marinara sauce or *make a simple tartar sauce by mixing 2 parts mayonnaise to 1 part sweet pickle relish. Add a sprinkle of turmeric and/or paprika if desired.