Yum!!! I was a bit nervous about trying these, as I've tried some terrible meat substitutes before. I prepared a beer brat according to the stovetop instructions. I put a little vegetable oil in a skillet and allowed the oil to warm, then I added the brat. After it was brown on all sides, I added a tablespoon of water and covered the skillet. After a few seconds, it was done. The consistency is very similar to a meat brat and the taste was very close. This will definitely be a brat staple.