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Hi. Our Microwave/Mini oven crashed last week - it was only about 20 years old !
(Not good enough - Panasonic please note . . ) We've replaced it with a simple Samsung MW.

On recommendation, particularly from Steve of Korat Chef - we've bought a 'Halogen oven' - 'Otto' just B890 in Tesco. Apparently you can roast meat, potatoes and other veg together and in a quarter of the time for a normal oven. We'll see.

Just starting my 1st attempt - chicken and roasties etc.
Does anyone have any tips on cooking say, roast spuds by halogen ?

(Will be handy for me as the Missis is selling traditional clothes from the North in the local markets - 3 evenings a week - so I'll have falang food binges hopefully).
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The Halogen oven cooked lovely roast potatoes, (5 mins parboiled), the chicken was tasty and
fat-free, onions were burnt on the outside (but stripped that layer off) and not recommended for carrots unless you enjoy rubber ! All in 30 minutes.

The oven was easy to clean.

Apparently you can bake fish, make bread and cakes etc. with this gem.

Not bad for a luddite. Next target - roast beef . .   ;D
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They don't seem expensive so I might get one just so I can cook roast potatoes quickly and easily.
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I'm not familiar with Halogen Ovens but I don't think that roast tatties done that way can be basted in 'mucky fat'.
(never mind a light dusting with flour just prior to roasting)

If not then: "Include me out please."

Dale


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Dam - you can apply mucky fat (or olive oil) to the spud before cooking.
And parboiled - you might make a decent roastie !

Ideal for a falang feast ?


« Last Edit: February 09, 2018, 07:42:31 AM by Roger »
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Hi. Our Microwave/Mini oven crashed last week - it was only about 20 years old !
(Not good enough - Panasonic please note . . ) We've replaced it with a simple Samsung MW.

On recommendation, particularly from Steve of Korat Chef - we've bought a 'Halogen oven' - 'Otto' just B890 in Tesco. Apparently you can roast meat, potatoes and other veg together and in a quarter of the time for a normal oven. We'll see.

Just starting my 1st attempt - chicken and roasties etc.
Does anyone have any tips on cooking say, roast spuds by halogen ?

(Will be handy for me as the Missis is selling traditional clothes from the North in the local markets - 3 evenings a week - so I'll have falang food binges hopefully).
enjoy

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Thank you Mike. Brilliant. Lots of ideas - I want to include as many 'trade tricks' as possible BUT not too much oil. And cook the meat at the same time.

On the link I see some other Tubes worth a watch. Onwards. All the best. R
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I used a Halogeen oven for almost 2 year already and I am very satisfied with it.
Use it many times to make "Filled Paprika with tomato sauce".
The vegatables (Carrot, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Potatoes) go in the oven at the same time as the Paprika.
Uses more power than a Microwave but the uses are endless.


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Use it many times to make "Filled Paprika with tomato sauce".

Do you mean stuffed peppers like below?

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Gents I wondered what you guys were talking about with "Halogen" ovens but google is your friend.

I have one of these at home in Oz and one in Thailand, they are great.
Google Halogen Oven recipes and quite a few pop up, though most you have to buy but also quite a few free recipes as well.


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Use it many times to make "Filled Paprika with tomato sauce".

Do you mean stuffed peppers like below?



Yes, but I let them slimmer at low heat in Tomato sauce (Napolitana).


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^ Sounds good.
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Thank you Mike. Brilliant. Lots of ideas - I want to include as many 'trade tricks' as possible BUT not too much oil. And cook the meat at the same time.

On the link I see some other Tubes worth a watch. Onwards. All the best. R

Your welcome Roger.

One of my favourites, is Jacket Potatoes...

First I microwave, for 8-10 mins, dependant on the weight, wrapped in kitchen roll,
but,remember to put a fork into it, a few times, to let the steam escape.

After, I massage butter or oil all over potato skin , then put in the halogen for 45 mins on 180/190c

Jacket Potato with crispy skin....

Love hot bread rolls.simply 8 mins on 180 ... Sausages 18mins each side, on 180c..

All the best...