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  1. Host's note: this topic is continued from Instant Pot. Multi-function cooker (Part 4). I have a question. I am cooking for a large group who are attending our second fund raising dinner for our Syrian refugee family who need a car. My plan is to cook the plain rice pasta style then toss in a little butter and refrigerate for a day. On the day of the dinner the rice will go in two instapots on the warm setting to heat up. How long do you think it will take to reheat a full instapot of rice? Thanking you in advance.
  2. The Air Fryer topic

    No,unfortunately. Just one their run of the mill great ovens...12 yrs old now.
  3. The Air Fryer topic

    Well, I have a CSO and a brilliant Cadco convection oven and a really excellent Miele oven. So I would only get a larger dedicated air fryer that has a removable paddle so I can cook stuff like burgers, pork chops with a larger capacity than what I have. I the one I have bought it on a whim and now I am liking the convenience of no splatter.
  4. The Air Fryer topic

    Nice try. i would if only there was a kitchen gadget storage ‘Cloud’ the one I have is small, 8 by 7 inches. NO! I am not getting another, unless of course this cheap model kicks the bucket, then I could get a bigger one how big is yours?
  5. The Air Fryer topic

    I think it is yours. Grate potatoes, squeeze,microwave 90 seconds, salt and pepper, form into patties, spray with Pam, air fry 6 min a side. I tried to tuck the frilly edges in so the did not burn but it’s impossible. the middles were just done and similar texture to pan fried. I will make these again. Only drawback is I can only fit three in the fryer with each one weighing about 70 grams.
  6. The Air Fryer topic

    @gfweb's potato latkes which turned out really well and virtually no clean up. We all liked the crunchy outside bits.
  7. Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Turkey tostado from tacolicious by Sara Deseran. First recipe I've cooked from this book. Home made tostado; fried black beans (did in the IP); braised turkey thigh (lime juice, garlic, oregano, allspice as seasonings) shredded; pickled red onions (which I found really salty..only used a small amount); avocado, tomato and cilantro sprigs. Tasty but 'where's the heat...it's Mexican'. Side salad with greens from the Farmers Market.
  8. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    We went to a wine tasting event in Penticton last night. One that we always go to because it is such a good time. A big conference room with food stations in the middle and 50 local wineries pouring 5 or 6 wines/winery stationed around the perimeter of the room. The food is always great. For the past couple of years they've had racks and racks and racks of lamb cooked to perfection. Just step up to the carver and get one, and another and another....there is no limit and not everyone likes lamb so they never run out. I had 6 throughout the night. Then there is the oyster bar shucking oysters all night. Sushi platters; Italian meat trays with fresh bread; hot canapés; etc, etc, etc. That was dinner. Wonderful. As usual there were some fantastic wines. No pictures because I was too busy.
  9. Pizza Tour of Italy

    Do you have American Pie by Peter Reinhart? There are 75+ pages about his Hunt for pizza greatness and a lot of it is in Italy. https://www.fornobravo.com/pizzaquest/
  10. Grain bowls

    Check out the Making Mexican at Home thread which I brought forward for the amaranth pancakes as made by EatNopales.
  11. Making Mexican at home

    Bringing this recipe forward.
  12. The Frog Commissary CookBook

    Well, I followed the recipe EXACTLY. Made the full 4 lbs of wings. Here they are before going in the oven. In a single layer with all the marinade poured over the top. After 30 minutes there was a ton of sauce left and with only 15 minutes left on the timer I thought I needed to drain some of the sauce off so the rest could get sticky as described being the outcome desired. I got about 2 1/2 cups of sauce/juice. Here they are, drained, and going back in the oven. I left them in for another 20 to 25 minutes until they looked 'sticky' and a deeper brown as described. Final dinner. Wings, salad and air fryer frites. I was so full after eating just three. I made mostly the drumettes. They tasted sweet and smoky. We rated them an 8/10. I think they will reheat in the little steam oven. A good recipe for a crowd. I would make a 1/2 recipe next time. Oh, and use heavy duty foil for easy clean up.
  13. How practical is stir frying with charcoal?

    Thanks guys, all very interesting especially with summer coming up.
  14. Grain bowls

    I think when I cooked my whole freekeh I soaked it in boiled hot water for 30 minutes before cooking it. Just helps to soften it. i love wheat berries too. I make a wheat berry salad for my annual pig roast and surprisingly, everyone loves it...always popular. i will get the recipe for you.
  15. Breakfast! 2018

    You’re a brave, brave gal. I think I would turn green and go back to bed. But then I am not a raw fish fan at anytime.
  16. Grain bowls

    Try a health food store like Natures Faire if you have that chain your way for the whole freekeh. At NF here it comes in a nice cardboard canister. Someone made delicious amaranthan pancakes on Egullet. I think I copied the recipe so tomorrrow I will try and find that for you if you fancy pancakes? Right now I am watching the Jets crush the Wild! i agree about millet...it’s budgie food.
  17. Grain bowls

    If you like farro you’ll love freekeh. Just to be sure, you know it comes cracked and whole. I find the whole is more difficult to find but I like it the best.
  18. How practical is stir frying with charcoal?

    What a terrific idea. Small amounts of charcoal required with little waste also.
  19. How practical is stir frying with charcoal?

    I used to have one of these propane units. It got really, really hot but you could adjust it. Sounded a bit like a jet engine but not like in a commercial kitchen. Propane I believe gets hotter than natural gas. But, it's not a charcoal fire as per the original question. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fryer-Steel-Stand1-Gas-Stove-Propane-Burner-Portable-Outdoor-Camping-Cooker-NEW1/123042696469?hash=item1ca5ea8d15:g:UT4AAOSwUWBauUhC
  20. How practical is stir frying with charcoal?

    If you have a Big Green Egg or a similar knock-off there is a wok insert which would get plenty hot seeing you can get the internal temperature up to 700-750F. Then, when you are finished, just choke off the air and the charcoal goes out without further burning. The chef in the video is a riot. Best quote when the oil caught on fire "oh, is that normal? I don't care, it's fun."
  21. Breakfast! 2018

    I know. How did they do that. We (I) didn't include the bag liquid on the plate....that would have been way too 'fishy' for me. I should have opened the bag and taken it out before cooking....it is Scottish butter after all.
  22. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    It's a day of learning. First Soupy on the Breakfast thread and now San Francisco Treat: https://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1558/why-is-rice-a-roni-called-the-san-francisco-treat/
  23. Breakfast! 2018

    Haven't had kippers for breakfast since I was a child. These were Scottish smoked herrings that were boiled in their pouch. Not the same as I remember them. Back in the day, mom and dad bought larger ones and I remember the fish being broiled. Anyways, these were nice and tender with no major bones....childhood fish had lots of nasty bones as I remember. A nice change. I am not a fish fan so will probably not repeat for another 55 years
  24. Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Nice looking meals everyone! Artichoke/pancetta pasta with Melissa Clark's lemon oregano chicken and a salad. It was too much to eat.....lunch for today with the leftovers.
  25. The Frog Commissary CookBook

    I have the Chinese flavour wings from page 7 in the fridge marinating!