I heard someone mention Quorn ages ago – it was a new food. So when I saw a bag of it at Clifton Natural Foods just before Christmas – I went for it! Almost all the time, I’d rather eat something new and untried than something that I know all about.
And then it sat in the freezer, because cooking seldom happens around here. Last night, though, I was working on some paperwork with son Brian. It got late, we got hungry. So I went poking around the freezer – and found that bag.
Quorn’s bag says it is meatless and soy-free grounds – and also says it is low fat, a good source of protein and fiber and 80% less fat than ground beef – the picture looks just like browned hamburger. Flipping the bag over, I learned it is mycoprotein – a fungi. Opening the bag – it sure looks like hamburger.
So I poured some grapeseed oil and avocado oil in the skillet, and laid the frozen lump of quorn in it, on medium high, came back and checked a few times, chopping the thawed sections away. When it was thawed, I poured in a couple of cans of Amy’s soup to add veggies, put the lid on it, and let it get hot. It continued to look just like hamburger, browning up and all.
So ten minutes later, we had a warm and filling and pretty yummy meal. It didn’t taste or smell like hamburger – but I’m a vegetarian. That wouldn’t have made me happy at all! It sure felt like hamburger in my mouth. And it felt good to my body, which is always my major tester of food. Me and my whole self were quite happy with this new product. And I finished the rest of it up tonite for supper. Even better.