Originally Posted by smoke
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.