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Old 09-15-2015, 05:07 PM   #1
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On the lighter side, Odd ways to Cook Food

As a child, I cooked protein in a burning, cardboard milk carton. I've also wrapped biscuit dough around a stick and baked it over a fire. The oddest gadget I've seen to cook food was probably this thing called a Hot Dogger. It had five or so sets of steel prongs on either side of a plastic case. Hot dogs were pressed onto the prongs on either end, and the lid closed. This would enable a switch that sent electrical current directly through the hot dog. The hot dogs heated rapidly in this device. It didn't last too long on the market though. I would think that it could be a safety hazard to produce enough current to cook a wiener between two, exposed electrical contacts.

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Old 09-15-2015, 05:26 PM   #2
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As a child, I cooked protein in a burning, cardboard milk carton. I've also wrapped biscuit dough around a stick and baked it over a fire. The oddest gadget I've seen to cook food was probably this thing called a Hot Dogger. It had five or so sets of steel prongs on either side of a plastic case. Hot dogs were pressed onto the prongs on either end, and the lid closed. This would enable a switch that sent electrical current directly through the hot dog. The hot dogs heated rapidly in this device. It didn't last too long on the market though. I would think that it could be a safety hazard to produce enough current to cook a wiener between two, exposed electrical contacts.

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Nothing like "electrocuting" your hotdogs! I built one of those in 7th grade. Boy Scouts, eggs in an orange cup or styrofoam cup.
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Sounds like a fun little gadget! Instead of blowing a fuse it probably blew too many wieners...
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Frying bacon in a paper bag over a campfire. Paper bags a lighter to carry than a CI pan.
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Old 09-15-2015, 05:46 PM   #5
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Frying bacon in a paper bag over a campfire. Paper bags a lighter to carry than a CI pan.
How did you keep the bag from catching on fire?
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Old 09-15-2015, 05:54 PM   #6
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It's like boiling water in a paper cup.....can be done.
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It's like boiling water in a paper cup.....can be done.
Except that the boiling water doesn't allow the part of the paper cup that's in contact with water to exceed 212°. If the flames reach higher than the the level of the water, then the cup will burn down to the water line.

With bacon, the grease itself is flammable, so I think that would be a much less advisable way of cooking. If any part of it starts to burn, the whole thing goes up in smoke - bye-bye bacon.
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I can't even imagine this.
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I finally got tired of trying to coordinate the cooking times for hot dogs and French fries separately, so now I just toss the hot dogs into the deep fryer with the potatoes.
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