Monday, July 12, 2010

QUORN Product Review - Meat free Soy free Sausages

The final product i was given in the QUORN range were these sausages. I've had my fair share of not so great meat free sausages, usually they have a rubbery texture, not much flavour, and a bit sickening to eat. So i wasn't going to get my hopes up for these ones.



Straight out of the box, they didn't look too appetizing, but after pan frying them over medium heat in two tablespoons of vegetable oil, they turned a nice golden colour.


I didn't want any carbs with these, so i sauteed two small onions in a pan with a table spoon of olive oil, when they were soft i added 1/4 cup of honey, and 2 tablespoons basalmic vinegar, and let the basalmic vinegar evaporate before plating up.


I was aiming for a 'caramelized onion' look, but failed :( They still looked pretty white, and weren't as soft as i wanted them to be. Will need to read up on that sometime..



The verdict: these sausages are the nicest vegetarian ones i've had, by far. They are a lot like the texture of chicken sausages, these were my favourite kind of sausages back in my meat eating days. The onions were a nice accompaniment :O)

I would definitely buy these again, and maybe try a bangers and mash style meal. Big thanks to James for letting me use his camera, and also helping out with photo-taking :)!!!

15 comments:

Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! said...

Mmm love bangers and mash, my original idea but when I stumbled across the corn dogs recipe I couldn't help but do a Quorn Dog version =D

Mark @ Cafe Campana said...

I was surprised how they fried up like a real sausage. I am always a lite cautious about meat free products but I think Quorn may entice me into its trap.

Richard Elliot said...

You've made those sausages look good!

For some reason I had trouble caramelising onions yesterday too. I haven't heard of using honey before, normally I find a bit of brown sugar works.

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

I usually throw my onions in after the meat's been cooked so it browns a bit from the meat juices. However I've heard brown sugar and/or honey does a good job of it too.

panda said...

i love sausages and onion, particularly when slabbed on fresh white bread with a good squeeze of tomato sauce :)
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OohLookBel said...

I like sausages, so I might give these a try. They do look better than the mince, and I like the idea of having them with onions, like 'proper' snags.

Phil said...

Mash + Onion gravy is WIN

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Mmm loving the sound of your onions there Betty! It's worth the tears cutting them up I think! :P

Maria said...

They do look like real sausages! Pretty brown colour :)

grace said...

noice plate up with the onions!

I had veggie sausages once and they looked like chocolate sticks. how do these make em look so meaty? it's like magic

Gastronomy Gal said...

I'll keep these in mind for my vego friend. What are the actual ingredients?

James said...

You are most welcome Betty and thank you for cooking :)

They were quite delicious!

Adrian @ Food Rehab said...

whoa- look pretty close to being a real sausage! What a great alternative!

Laura said...

I tried these a little while back & I was so impressed. Quorn has done well.
I love their mince too, so many options.

The Foodologist said...

Hi Betty,

Great blog. Interesting article to stumble across here. I did my Gastronomy MA thesis on Quorn. Such an interesting product for so many reasons. It's also surprising how authentic some of these products are. Some of the other ones aren't so good though (they have lots more products in the UK).

Anyway, great blog and pictures. I look forward to more!