Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quorn Chik'n Cutlets

A few days ago I got a nice surprise on my doorstep....a free sample of Quorn's chik'n cutlets mailed to me in this way cool little cooler with a radio stuck right on the front of it!
I had seen Quorn products in the frozen section with the other meatless products but never really thought much about trying any of it. In fact, from it's name I would have assumed it was made out of corn. But no, it's made out of something called mycoprotein which is fungi-related. So maybe in a way it's mushroomy? I'm not sure.
I've had a veggie burger or two (but not much more) in my time, and I don't hate them. So I was interested to try this.
According to the box, they can be prepared right from their frozen state, so that's what I did. I just pan seared them in a little oil for about 10 minutes, flipping them over a couple of times. I had a little grill seasoning I sprinkled on them as well. They are "naked" so you can dress them up anyway you want.
I then sliced them into strips to eat with my salad.
So my review? They've got a nice texture, definitely easy to prepare. The flavor is not chicken-ish, but not bad. It kept reminding me of something but I'm not sure what. Maybe some sort of roasted veggie...just a hint of sweet.
So if you're looking to cut down on meat intake and want to try a meatless product, I'd say give this one a try.
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Next up: root beer float cake. P.S.  If you'd like to see something that is NOT a quorn burger, go here.  Even though she snickered at me.

17 comments:

Lunch Buckets said...

I snicker.

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

My niece is a vegetarian and she really likes Quorn products. Maybe someday I'll work up the nerve...

James said...

Didn't go for the quorn burgers then.....

Katherine Aucoin said...

I've never heard of this product. I'll have to check it out.

Shauna said...

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the ungourmet said...

I used to eat Quorn all the time. It's made from something in the mushroom family. I really like the Cranberry and Goat Cheese Cutlet and the Cutlet with Gruyere cheese. I think these two are quite a bit better than the plain cutlets.

noble pig said...

Very interesting and I love that cooler!

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Kimba said...

Interesting. I'll never forget when I was introduced to Tofurkey! I could be a vegetarian, but I crave steak too often!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm loving this SITSterhood! Please stop by again, as I will definately be bookmarking yours!

Aunt Spicy said...

I was ready to try and then saw the comment that they were made of mushroom...sigh!

Brindi said...

We don't have Quorn or I would definitely have tried them. Not that I think your pictures are bad - it's that texture of these vegetarian things - gets me every time. Can't look at it or think about them too much. I'm waiting for an expose from Dateline on how these are really made from pressed cardboard and the public has been duped all these years.

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I'd been thinking of trying the Quorn products. I'm not a vegetarian but I like veggie burgers and Morningstar's "sausage" patties. Thanks for this review!

I can't wait to read about root beer float cake.

Mimi said...

Very odd, I must say!

Thanks for stopping by my blog & helping to make my SITS day special!

Reeni♥ said...

I've been looking but can't find any of these in any of markets. They look great for a chicken substitute.

Donna-FFW said...

Um I have never heard of this.. I can not wait to see your root beer float cake..

wenderful said...

Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate my sits day today! I had ginormous fun.

Ingrid said...

Gotta be honest...I'm not so sure about those but that cooler is pretty cool!

Can't wait to see your cake!!
~ingrid