Wok Bacon

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Hanzo, Jul 12, 2014.


  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Wife was on a 1.6 mile rough water ocean race, so I cooked for the monkeys.

    Wok bacon is only topped by campfire bacon, IMHO. My trick is when the bacon fat is boiling and the bacon starts to brown, I watch out for when the fat starts frothing. If you take the bacon out at that point, it will be tasty and crunchy when it cools.

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    So breakfast was cheese omelette topped with crunchy fried cheese plus bacon. The bacon was slightly burned as I attended to the eggs. But monkeys love very crunchy bacon, so all is well.

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    I was so full even though I didn't make a starch. But we are going to a friend's kid's birthday party, so I am not worried about more food.
     
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I think I need a wok. The trouble is, my stove is electric, and I'm not so sure it'll get hot enough for proper stir frying. Have often wished for gas, but 'tain't here.
     
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  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    My stove is electric too. No problemo...
     
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Oh yeah, a Calphalon wok is by far one of the best pieces of cookery I own. Even on an electric stove it works fine, just takes a bit longer to heat up than with propane.
     
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  5. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    I have the same. It keeps heat like a cast iron too.
     
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  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Chinese standard is steel. @Hanzo, what material is yours? I'll look up caliphon in a minute or three.
     
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  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Mine is like this: Calphalon Commercial Hard-Anodized 12-in Stir Fry Pan at Calphalon Store But 15-20 years old, so I am not sure what the material is any more. It's been a while. But it is fairly heavy and robust. I've used the heck out of it and it is still going strong. Stir fry, fry, steam, whatever... It hasn't let me down and has a lifetime warranty.
     
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

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