Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Things that don't go together:

Microwave ovens and frozen shrimp'n'pork egg rolls. The taste is fine, but the texture leaves a lot to be desired...

14 comments:

The Duck said...

Another fantastic kitchen hint from Tam!

Dr. StrangeGun said...

Powdery, right?

Tam said...

Imagine a latex burrito...

Ben said...

Hmmm. Tasty and only pennies a serving.

TD said...

I'm not saying it's the right tool for this particular application, but if your diet tends toward "bachelor chow," a Foreman grill is indispensable. Almost as easy as microwaving, infinitely superior results.

Gregg said...

Tam,
For those various handfulls of deep fried yumminess why not just buy a small electric deep fryer? Costco or Sams tend to have at least one in stock and they are a lot better than the old "fry daddys". The modern deep fryers have the food baskets like the grown up fryers and even have removable heating elements and decent controls. Nothing better for reheating frozen mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, eggrolls, etc...

Alcibiades McZombie said...

That which is frozen, must be baked.

Otherwise the crispness just won't be there.

All hail the toaster oven!

Breda said...

Chewy. And decidedly not Kosher.

Roberta X said...

Bake 'em. Dip in wasabi. It's heaven!

Mattexian said...

I'll agree with TD on this; George Foreman should be sainted for His indoor grill. I found it's great for reheating leftover fried chicken, and drains away some of the grease still inside.

Bob in Houston said...

"imagine a latex burrito...", That sounds like something the guy at the Western Kentucky Rural Telephone Cooperative might search for.

Don Gwinn said...

Hell, we cook for the family on the biggest Foreman grill. It was a yard sale find, too, so we've got a couple of bucks in it, no more.
You can throw frozen chicken breasts or salmon steaks on it and get something pretty good out (I cover such things in curry or jerk or something anyway.)

skywriter said...

My brothers were all in the military. When Mom died, they attempted to make me a birthday cake, me being kid sis still not grown and all. The outside was burned and the inside was raw. I asked them how they cooked it and they said. . since it said 300 degrees for 45 minutes they cooked it at 500 for 28 minutes. Made sense to them.

But I loved the effort.

They've actually now all become great cooks.

Mark said...

Microwave on high for 90 secods then drop into the fryer for 90 seconds. Then drain fully and enjoy. that's how I fix them, and dip them in either ranch dressin or sweet and sour sauce....