So my first experiment with miracle noodles wasn't horrible. They're definitely different; they're a little bit slimy and rubbery and the smell is super fishy when you first open them, but if you can get past that they're a decent replacement for pasta.
I bought the variety pack that comes with two angel hair, two rice, and two fettuccini off Amazon, and tried the fettuccini style today.
I did what most places online suggested. I rinsed them with cold water, boiled them for two minutes, and rinsed them again to get rid of the smell. I put them together with some butter, chicken, and a cube of bouillon back in the pan and fried them for about 10 minutes to make them more al dente style. I drained off as much of the water as I could about halfway through. Then I tossed some alfredo sauce in with them and cooked for another minute or so more—just enough to heat the sauce. Then sprinkled with parmesan and pepper.
Worst bit? Probably the smell when you first open them and the fact that the packs are pretty small. Best bit? Close enough to real pasta that I don't feel deprived anymore.
The way I did it today, a single pack was really only enough for one person. Eating that much fiber all at once might have some negative consequences later, but I'm hopeful that I'm used to it enough from all the chia and flax I eat. I doubt I'll eat a whole pack at one meal again, though. I'll report back.
Not too shabby, and I'll definitely eat them again. I'm gonna try doing a peanut sauce and shredded carrots with the angel hair style. I think the best use would be eating them with a ton of veggies and protein or mixing them into homemade soups.
Lastly, if you decide to try them, be careful if you're on any serious medication or are being treated for diabetes. Not totally sure of all the details, but something about the way the soluble fiber absorbs stuff may interfere with medications (making them less effective) and could cause blood sugar to drop too low.