"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Appliances
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-09-2015, 05:30 PM   #11
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Orlando
Posts: 1
What worked for me

Originally Posted by smoke View Post

I watched an episode of Good Eats last night where Alton brown poached catfish at 140 degrees F in an electric skillet. I wanted to try this out, but all the electric skillets I see online stop numbering at 200 degrees (the lowest temp numbered) and anything cooler than that is is labeled 'warming' or 'keep warm'.

I was wondering if anyone knew of a good/decent electric skillet that has the numbers down to at least 140 so that I could replicate his recipe. I was reading after watching the episode and apparently many types of fish are meant to be poached at 140 degrees F so it seems like it would be a worthwhile investment if I could find one.

Thanks for any help.
I tried this recipe and what worked for me and my electric skillet was putting it on about 220 to 230 before I could get the thermometer to reach 140 degrees. I think you'll find that somewhere between 200 and 230 on your dial will allow you to keep the temperature of the milk at around 140 to 145. At least on my little inexpensive electric skillet that works for me.

I also use condensed milk instead of evaporated milk. It was by mistake. I grabbed the wrong can. But if you really like a nice sweet fish you can't go wrong with the condensed milk. I did cut it with a can of condensed milk and a can of water. Made the rest of it exactly the same way and it came out fantastic. But it was sweet!

Hope this helps.

SunshineR is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.