Departing the Vacuousness
Started by Bad Penny II, August 22, 2018, 02:02:05 PM
Quote from: Bad Penny II on August 22, 2018, 02:02:05 PMI'm experimenting with making stock.Bones from a baked chicken in a pot on the wood heater.The liquid from the baking tray put aside.
Quote from: Icarus on August 22, 2018, 11:22:43 PMFriend wife brought home a cheap "air fryer" thingie. It actually made some day old french fries taste pretty good. The recipe book that came with this doo-dad tells how to roast broccoli, mushrooms, and how to make fried onion rings or fried sweet potato strips in a just a few minutes. Will wonders never cease? The thing works, all for $29.95 at the Target store.
Quote from: Sandra Craft on August 22, 2018, 08:01:50 PMQuote from: Bad Penny II on August 22, 2018, 02:02:05 PMI'm experimenting with making stock.Bones from a baked chicken in a pot on the wood heater.The liquid from the baking tray put aside.Sounds picture worthy, what with the wood heater.I'm trying to make bean soup in a crock pot. I have a hard time getting beans to cooperate with me.
Quote from: Icarus on August 24, 2018, 12:28:22 AMEssie the air frier thing is the hot number right now, hereabouts. Yes, you use some oil on vaious items to maintain the taste that we have become so accustomed. The items to be cooked are only coated with oil, not soaked or submerged. Many of the recipes call for no oil at all. Example: Fried onion rings. separate onion into rings, dredge them in dry flour. use a beaten egg and panko breadcrumbs to make a dipping sauce. Dip onion rings in the egg sauce and bread crumbs. Place them in the air frier thingy. Set temp at 400F, cook for about 15 minutes. Yummy! A similar routine with sweet potato sliced into long slender strips. make a mixture of cornstarch and a bit of salt. toss the strips into the coating mixture to coat them lightly. Set temp at 350 F and cook for 10 minutes, Also yummy and perhaps more healthy than oil drenched french fried white potatoes. This machine cooks the items with rapidly circulating hot air rather than conventional methods. You can also cook meats the same way. No oil needed unless you want it oily. I'm pleased with this device ..........I will probably get over the fascination pretty soon.
Quote from: No one on August 27, 2018, 07:53:56 AMToday I made:Salmon roulettes served with spring mix and balsamic vinaigrette.Seared Scallops with garlic Parmesan Risotto with a lemon beurre blanc.Balsamic glazed Asparagus, grilled yellow squash, oven roasted pesto stuffed tomatoes.