Cooking in the Motorhome

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  1. Jim

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    All this talk about the double skillet got me thinking about all the cooking related stuff we carry in our van!
    • Double Skillet, its old now, handles broken, misshapen, doesn't lock together properly, but it warms a croissant better that a Parisian bakers oven
    • Remoska, Siân loves it. Though it's big and hard to store, and, where do you put that red hot lid???!!! but the food it produces, everything from winter stews, full Sunday roasts and baked fish.
    • Gas Boiling Rings, these little £10 cookers are so versatile, they'll cook a fresh mackerel on the beach, they'll cook a meal for 4 when you've run out of gas, they'll keep those curry aromas outside.
    • Real Charcoal BBQ Go away with your fashionable little Cadacs, that is NOT barbecuing, and most of you just use the paella pan, so its not a barbie its a fry up. Real men use real charcoal.
    • Cobb Would never be without it. No matter where you are in the world you can by a whole chicken and NOTHING cooks a chicken like a Cobb. And you can sink a fair few San Miguels while your waiting and being teased by the aromas.

    Sunday Lunch in Portugal on a Cobb

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    I'd need a bigger hymer to carry that lot !
     
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    My skillet has seen better days too,but if I don't cook anything that sticks I'm ok, I use the remoska more now I'm on ehu anyway.
     
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    image.jpeg Tower rotisserie, , brilliant piece of kit
     
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    Our skillet seems to be filed at the back of the pots since we changed mh to one with an oven. I rarely cook anyway and just eat what I am given. :)
     
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    Every time I see any photos of remoskas or double skillets it seems that meat/chicken is being cooked. Which is why in my previous post I specified that we don't eat meat and this is the main reason why I'm wondering if either would be of any use to me, or perhaps neither. Any veggies out there who could comment or the pros and cons of remoska vs double skillet for non meat eaters?
     
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    This is probably no help unless you have an oven but we use our oven a lot for roasting vegetables, like these roast peppers:*

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    From what I read you should be able to do these in a skillet though I've never used one or eaten the produce from one. My only concern would be that being an enclosed vessel is there a danger of things being steamed rather than roasted? But that's only a guess - it needs a proper trial to determine the difference between a skillet and an oven. :) Apart from the obvious of course. One fits in a cupboard, the other can be used as a cupboard. :)

    *@jumartoo has made these but I don't know if she used an oven or not.
     
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    Veggies commenting on BBQ posts? Lol

    Open a bag or salad and a bag of nuts and your done

    Aren't you?;)
     
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    I don't cook in our Moho, I have staff that do that sort of thing donchaknow :D
     
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    Ann, I haven't got either, so probably am not the right one to comment, but I'm just wondering what veggie food you'd be wanting to cook on a skillet or remoska. I may well be wrong, but I have the impression they're probably more useful for cooking things that need long or slow cooking, whereas I imagine that most veggie food is cooked more quickly - apart from roast veg, of course.
     
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    Remoska, does do lovely cheese on toast and although I haven't tried baked peppers I can t see any reason why they shouldn't do perfectly well.
     
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    If you use an oven at home to cook any veggie meals then I would say that you would benefit from having either a Remoska or a DS in the van. You can do exactly the same things in them as you would at home.
     
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    Having a dimensionally-challenged campervan, my cooking gear comprises:
    1. Double-skillet (small) - glad to see I'm not the only one with a DS that's falling apart and losing it's non-stick. I was beginning to think I was doing something wrong :D
    2. Small saucepan/milk pan
    3. Small frying pan
    4. 'Suitcase' gas stove for cooking outside - seems to go through disposable gas cannisters very quickly.
    The frying pan is a recent addition, and is only dragged out when the DS is already in use. Otherwise I'd always split the DS and use that instead, especially as I can then stick the glass lid on it if things get out of control :whistle:.
     
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    I do like the look of that. Where can you get them?
     
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    There's always one!!!!
     
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    Even meat eaters are vegetarians. Cattle are natural vegetarians so if you eat steak you are simply in a vegetarian food chain - but once removed from the grass. :)
     
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    ......and it's usually that Eddie Van Bitz, he does exactly the same on the Rugby threads.

    He winds the Welsh up summit rotten, but then Chris rarely bites and ShiftZZ always bites, it's pretty to watch to say the least.
     
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    Got mine from Argos .
     
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    Cook a lot in moho - just two saucepans, sauté pan with lid and omelette pan; gas over with two small roasting pans and bigger flat roasting pan. Barbecue for good weather. We are rarely on mains so won't bother hauling lots of other stuff!
     
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    I use my double skillet for everything, got rid of all my other pans except a small of milk etc. :)
     
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