I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 14, and my mom doesn’t cook, so I learned to cook on my own after I became a vegetarian. As such, I don’t know how to and never have cooked meat.
In more recent years, the fake meat products available have gotten to be pretty darned tasty. Tonight we had some fake “chicken breasts” for example that had a nice flavor and texture. The problem is… I don’t know what to DO with them. Tonight I just cooked them in a pan with some oil as per the packaging and had sides of mashed potatoes and broccoli. This was just a test run to see if they were any good. They are. So I’d like to get some more, but… you know… actually cook a recipe with them. Have them be something more than just slabs of beige stuff on the side of the plate.
So I turn to you, the teeming millions. Give me some ideas of how I can cook them. Adapted chicken recipes would seem to be the most logical place to start, but keep in mind they don’t have all of the same properties with regards to texture and so on that chicken has (for example, they aren’t all soft and squishy before they’re cooked.)