Vital gluten is also known as instant gluten, and can be used to make "fake
meat" by kneading in an equal amount of water plus seasoning.
Shape gluten into a log about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter, and cut crosswise
into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices. The slices may either be baked until puffy, or
simmered in a large pot of flavorful broth for about 1 hour.
The resulting "chops"
are delicious breaded and fried or cubed or cut into strips and used in recipes
in place of meat.