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Old 04-17-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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No Working Oven...Ideas?

a working oven,,,so relying on a stove top.Im getting a slow cooker,,electric skillet and i do have a wok
i see all sorts of lovely casserole dishes that of course require an oven for baking
any tips on working around that?I would think i could just maybe cook in a pot/skillet on my stove and it would be ok
I wont have the crusty cheese/breadcrumb type topping that some of the recipes would have,,,,and texture may be a bit different.But barring that i think it may be at least edible?lol
any tips will be much help
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:47 AM   #2
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Consider buying a 7 or 9 quart cast iron Dutch oven.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:56 AM   #3
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Well if you are getting those other appliances, why not get a counter top oven? After hurricanes (we have a genny) we've eaten VERY well using the microwave, toaster oven, and a buffet cook top, plus the outdoor grill.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:02 AM   #4
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How about a grill? They are like an oven. I've made alot of bread in my smokers and it comes out great with an extra flavor that we like. If you want to spend as little as possible, get a weber one touch silver, 22".
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:20 AM   #5
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thanks everyone! im happy to get so much kind help
i cant wait till i can cook in an actual oven!....ill prolly go baking crazy....lol
ill look into all the ideas
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:37 AM   #6
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a working oven,,,so relying on a stove top.Im getting a slow cooker,,electric skillet and i do have a wok
i see all sorts of lovely casserole dishes that of course require an oven for baking
any tips on working around that?I would think i could just maybe cook in a pot/skillet on my stove and it would be ok
I wont have the crusty cheese/breadcrumb type topping that some of the recipes would have,,,,and texture may be a bit different.But barring that i think it may be at least edible?lol
any tips will be much help
TIA
I think the OP is asking about adapting casserole recipes for the stovetop.

I think most recipes can be made on the stovetop, you would just need to add a crispy topping to the finished product. You can toast bread crumbs in a frying pan and use those as a topping. You could also toast/warm up french fried onions for anther type of topping.

Oh my gosh...a mixture of crumbled bacon, breadcrumbs and fried onions...
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:41 AM   #7
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I think the OP is asking about adapting casserole recipes for the stovetop.

I think most recipes can be made on the stovetop, you would just need to add a crispy topping to the finished product. You can toast bread crumbs in a frying pan and use those as a topping. You could also toast/warm up french fried onions for anther type of topping.

Oh my gosh...a mixture of crumbled bacon, breadcrumbs and fried onions...
ooohh ms fionna...ty ty ty for that idea
bacon makes everything yummier!!!
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:48 AM   #8
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Bacon is it's own food group and necessity of life! LOL!!
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a working oven,,,so relying on a stove top.Im getting a slow cooker,,electric skillet and i do have a wok
i see all sorts of lovely casserole dishes that of course require an oven for baking
any tips on working around that?I would think i could just maybe cook in a pot/skillet on my stove and it would be ok
I wont have the crusty cheese/breadcrumb type topping that some of the recipes would have,,,,and texture may be a bit different.But barring that i think it may be at least edible?lol
any tips will be much help
TIA
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:06 AM   #10
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A toaster oven! I use that a lot for garlic bread and other things!
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