Double skillet foods.

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    Hi, Just bought a double skillet but never bothered buying the recipe book as previous threads said it was a waste of money so...
    What do you cook in your double skillet, and what have you tried tbat you wouldn't again?
     
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    so far only tried roast pork, meat lovely and tender but potatoes a bit soggy. The rest of the time have just used like a frying pan or saucepan, will say it's very easy to clean
     
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    We mainly do meat (lamb, beef, pork, chicken or gammon) in the lower pan with potatoes and accompanying veg in the upper pan. We never have soggy potatoes. Jill - who is the technical expert of the two of us - says that you have to continue cooking until the water is gone. If necessary she turns up the temperature to drive the moisture off.

    EDIT - Another favourite is salmon with salad. Put the salmon fillets, skin side down, in the pan with the lid on. By the time the salad is prepared the salmon is cooked through.
     
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    I am bumping this up again as im having 1 disaster after another. Not quite the wonderful gadget I believed it to be or maybe my cooking skills are just worse than I thought. :)
     
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    You are not alone!:cry:
     
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    Are you heating the pan then turning it down to a really low heat.

    Are you using a defuser for pies etc.

    Potatoes are the only veg not recommended to cook in with your meat.

    Any joint of meat will cook beautifully done really slowly turn occasionally to brown.

    Jacket Potatoes get nice shaped ones not to fat. Turn the pan over occasionally the sound will change as they cook.

    Toasty sandwiches butter bread then put butter side to the pan pile on filling put other slice of bread on butter side up again, turn over with spatula. Yum.
     
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    Thanks Carol .I am trying a chicken as we speak, but no never heated both sides up:( I did check on it a while ago and it looked like I burnt a leg. My oven chips looked more like mashed potatoes. No wonder mum doesn't let me near the cooker when we go in the MH. I guess its like an old B/F who once made me a cup of tea and left the tea bag in...His answer was it will save me ever making you another one :)
     
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    Are you sure Carol? Jill always cooks the potatoes with the meat and the other veg separate.
     
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    Yes Graham, that's what the lady selling them told me, I did ask her, don't know why. If I am doing beef I will put the potatoes in but don't with any other meat.
     
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    I'm sticking with the cobb, chuck a scabby cockerel in turn after three quarters of an hour cook for the same. Lovely
     
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    Try potatoes with lamb and pork as well Carol. Lovely roasties (y)
     
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    It's an oven on a hob.

    I use mine a lot and get lovely roast tates.

    Didn't buy the recipe book either.


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    We use ours on every trip.. Always get great meals.. Its just so versatile.. Great bit of kit
     
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    We need a new one, are they now available? Heard that they were no longer being sold?
     
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    I gave up with the double skillet and now use the remoska all the time. Was looking at the new one in Lakeland yesterday and seriously thinking of buying another for use at home, so economical too!
     
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    I ordered it about a month ago, took 2 weeks to arrive.
     
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    Cmon then share your great meal instructions please :)
     
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    Firstly.. Get a stainless Diffuser.. Looks better and lasts longer..
    As for instructions... Anything we can cook in an oven we can cook as well in the skillets... Didn't know about potatoes... They seem to work ok..
    We use them every trip for all cooked meals.... Often instead of using the oven
    Even used them on the cadac on saturday
     
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    We use the skillet all the time when we don't have ehu.
    Have bought a diffuser lately though as the cookery in the new van hasn't got a low flame like the last van so Everything was burning.
    Chickens especially are really yummy cooked in the skillet.
    I have cooked bread and Welsh cakes in it as well.
     
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