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Jan 8, 2009 01:59 PM

Recipes for those without an oven?

MY OVEN BROKE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. If you have a toaster oven you can use it just like a regular one, also if you have a crockpot you can use that.. Do you mean your stove and oven broke or only the oven?

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      1. Stir fries, soups, even pan fried steak or chicken breasts are all good. And then there is pasta.

        Lots of rice, pasta, fried potato

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        1. re: FriedClamFanatic

          I second the steaks and chicken. You can either slice it thin and go for more of a stir-fry style, or you can turn the heat up to sear the outside and then crank it back down to let it cook through (works great with flank / flatiron steak). Searing and turning the heat down is not as effective as popping the pan in the oven for a few minutes, so either get thin steak or eat it medium rare. :D

          I would also go for corn sauteed with, well, just about anything. Dice up some onion, garlic and toss them in a saute pan to soften, then add some diced red bell pepper and frozen corn (the frozen roasted corn from Trader Joe's is great), also some jalapeno if you like a bit of spice. Then add some salt, pepper, and cumin. Pull the dish from the heat, toss in some chopped green onion and cilantro, dress with a bit of lime juice and olive oil... Mmm.

          The corn goes a lot of different ways, though - add zucchini and mint instead of the peppers, for instance.

        2. Kick ass salads

          My favorite is the classic Caeser: egg yolks, olive oil, fresh garlic, lemon juice, anchovies, herbs tossed with romaine and topped with grated PR and served with a baguette and a nice German dry riesling along with a decent cheese before or after . . .

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          1. re: Chinon00

            at least with salads, you will be eating nutritiously and healthy. There are steam dishes you can buy from the grocery store in the freezer aisle. All you have to do is put it in the microwave and wah-lah!!

          2. My kitchen was down for a loooooong time when I got it remodeled. I ended up getting one of those open-the-top type roasters when I couldn't take it anymore. I should have done it in the beginning.

            They're not ideal. You lose all the heat any time you open it up BUT I was able to bake bread and make most of the things we did without for too long. They're cheap (in the range of $35-50) and you could probably still pick up one that's left over from the holidays.

            I kept mine. I now use it outdoors for things like baked beans or mac & cheese when we're BBQing and I don't want to crank up a hot oven inside.