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Old 11-22-2005, 01:57 PM   #21
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IMO, get a small amount of oil hot enough in a regular skillet, and you can stir fry anything. Just chop the veggies, meat, chicken etc. in small bite-size pieces and add oil sparingly, as needed.

a tip for if you want to stir fry meat and veggies, stir your meat first until it's like almost done then take them out, that way, you can use a paper-towl to get rid of the extra oil and jsut keep a little oil in the pan/wok, that way, you still got the heat for the pan/wok and then put all your veggie and seasoning into the pan/wok then the meat and give them a quick stir and your to taste.
another tip if you like stir fry veggies, get a light sesame oil (not the dark one), after everything is done, drizzle a alittle on top of your stir-fry dish, if will taste really good.
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Old 11-25-2005, 06:31 AM   #22
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We also use a skillet, we have one which is quite large with fairly high edges. This works great for stir fries. The important thing is you will have enough space in the cooking vessel to toss the food around without worrying about throwing them outside while cooking them with high heat. If you have a skillet/frying pan that can perform this, it can do the job of woks, or at least they are good enough for me...
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Old 11-26-2005, 07:17 PM   #23
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What is a wok? It is driving me crazy! If we have one of those I have never seen it.

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Old 11-26-2005, 07:33 PM   #24
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Cameron, it's a Chinese skillet for stir fry.
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Old 11-26-2005, 07:34 PM   #25
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Ah! I see. I think we have one of those I am not sure though.

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Old 12-20-2005, 01:03 PM   #26
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Exclamation I completely agree here!

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tg, electric woks do not get hot enough to do a good stir fry, so i would go with a real (carbon steel ) wok.

you have to care for it like cast iron, but it's worth it.

i have one of the original ones that were sold by that moustached english guy on one of the first infomercials on tv, from about 25 or 30 years ago. it's still going strong. (the wok. i don't know about the english guy)
I completely agree here! Having a good wok is a shear joy to use and having a cheap one... oy.... don't go there. And when I mean cheap I am not talking about $$. Not by a long shot. Carbon steel is the way to go here. Take a look at any good Asian restruant and see what they are using. I got mine at:
http://www.wokshop.com/

They are incredibly helpful and you will have a good wok for your life.
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Old 12-20-2005, 01:08 PM   #27
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Thanks Michael!!
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:34 AM   #28
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Just got our new wok from wokshop yesterday.

It looks really nice - I'll probably work on seasoning it per the instructions tonight. The best part of it so far though was all the newspaper it came packed in - it was all in Chinese from Chinatown in San Francisco!

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Old 01-11-2006, 09:40 AM   #29
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That's cool ronjohn! So, what did it say?????
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Old 01-11-2006, 10:13 AM   #30
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That's cool ronjohn! So, what did it say?????
If I had to guess - I think it said "This paper is printed with a special ink, designed to come off all over the hands of anyone who orders a wok from a place in Chinatown and is amused by the paper printed in Chineses it come packed with..."

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