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  1. #1
    cybercat Guest

    Default Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!

    What the hell are you thinking???

    Eggs?

    In a microwave?

    WTF for?



  2. #2
    The Usual Suspect Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!

    On Jun 17, 12:28 am, "cybercat" <cyberpu...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > What the hell are you thinking???
    >
    > Eggs?
    >
    > In a microwave?
    >
    > WTF for?


    OMG, long ago, I tried cooking some eggs (out of the shell, of course)
    in the microwave and it was a howling disaster. They were beaten,
    scrambled egg-wannabes, but what an exploding, messy mess!

    What is it about eggs?

  3. #3
    The Usual Suspect Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!

    On Jun 17, 12:28 am, "cybercat" <cyberpu...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > What the hell are you thinking???
    >
    > Eggs?
    >
    > In a microwave?
    >
    > WTF for?


    OMG, long ago, I tried cooking some eggs (out of the shell, of course)
    in the microwave and it was a howling disaster. They were beaten,
    scrambled egg-wannabes, but what an exploding, messy mess!

    What is it about eggs?

  4. #4
    Women Are Not Poultry Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!


    cyberCRACK blabbles:

    > What the hell are you thinking???
    >
    > Eggs?
    >
    > In a microwave?
    >
    > WTF for?



    U take the eggs OUTTA the SHELL, cyberpussie...fer cryin' out LOUD...

    GADS, but you are DUMB...you can't even brown a piece of meat in a skillet,
    now here you go trying to hard boil eggs in the nuker...GAWD...!!!

    "cybercat" is truly the Patron Saint of "Cracked Cooks"...!!!

    BWA...!!!

    ;-P


    --
    Best
    Greg

    " I find Greg Morrow lowbrow, witless, and obnoxious. For him to claim that
    we are some
    kind of comedy team turns my stomach."
    - "cybercat" to me on rec.food.cooking



  5. #5
    Women Are Not Poultry Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!


    cyberCRACK blabbles:

    > What the hell are you thinking???
    >
    > Eggs?
    >
    > In a microwave?
    >
    > WTF for?



    U take the eggs OUTTA the SHELL, cyberpussie...fer cryin' out LOUD...

    GADS, but you are DUMB...you can't even brown a piece of meat in a skillet,
    now here you go trying to hard boil eggs in the nuker...GAWD...!!!

    "cybercat" is truly the Patron Saint of "Cracked Cooks"...!!!

    BWA...!!!

    ;-P


    --
    Best
    Greg

    " I find Greg Morrow lowbrow, witless, and obnoxious. For him to claim that
    we are some
    kind of comedy team turns my stomach."
    - "cybercat" to me on rec.food.cooking



  6. #6
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!


    The Usual Suspect wrote:

    > On Jun 17, 12:28 am, "cybercat" <cyberpu...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > What the hell are you thinking???
    > >
    > > Eggs?
    > >
    > > In a microwave?
    > >
    > > WTF for?

    >
    > OMG, long ago, I tried cooking some eggs (out of the shell, of course)
    > in the microwave and it was a howling disaster. They were beaten,
    > scrambled egg-wannabes, but what an exploding, messy mess!
    >
    > What is it about eggs?



    'Tis not the po' hapless egg's fault that you are a witless CLUCK...

    I guess you are in the same culinary category as the cyberCRACK up there,
    e.g. the "Failed Flop" category...

    I've done plenty of eggs in the nuker, no probs whatsoever...

    --
    Best
    Greg

    " I find Greg Morrow lowbrow, witless, and obnoxious. For him to claim that
    we are some
    kind of comedy team turns my stomach."
    - "cybercat" to me on rec.food.cooking



  7. #7
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!


    The Usual Suspect wrote:

    > On Jun 17, 12:28 am, "cybercat" <cyberpu...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > What the hell are you thinking???
    > >
    > > Eggs?
    > >
    > > In a microwave?
    > >
    > > WTF for?

    >
    > OMG, long ago, I tried cooking some eggs (out of the shell, of course)
    > in the microwave and it was a howling disaster. They were beaten,
    > scrambled egg-wannabes, but what an exploding, messy mess!
    >
    > What is it about eggs?



    'Tis not the po' hapless egg's fault that you are a witless CLUCK...

    I guess you are in the same culinary category as the cyberCRACK up there,
    e.g. the "Failed Flop" category...

    I've done plenty of eggs in the nuker, no probs whatsoever...

    --
    Best
    Greg

    " I find Greg Morrow lowbrow, witless, and obnoxious. For him to claim that
    we are some
    kind of comedy team turns my stomach."
    - "cybercat" to me on rec.food.cooking



  8. #8
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!


    "The Usual Suspect" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On Jun 17, 12:28 am, "cybercat" <cyberpu...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >> What the hell are you thinking???
    >>
    >> Eggs?
    >>
    >> In a microwave?
    >>
    >> WTF for?

    >
    > OMG, long ago, I tried cooking some eggs (out of the shell, of course)
    > in the microwave and it was a howling disaster. They were beaten,
    > scrambled egg-wannabes, but what an exploding, messy mess!
    >
    > What is it about eggs?


    Eggs are perfect. It's the microwave.

    Why bother with all that crap when you can have any kind of eggs you
    might want in minutes, done on the stove top?

    I never cook with mine. And I mean *never.*



  9. #9
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!


    "The Usual Suspect" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On Jun 17, 12:28 am, "cybercat" <cyberpu...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >> What the hell are you thinking???
    >>
    >> Eggs?
    >>
    >> In a microwave?
    >>
    >> WTF for?

    >
    > OMG, long ago, I tried cooking some eggs (out of the shell, of course)
    > in the microwave and it was a howling disaster. They were beaten,
    > scrambled egg-wannabes, but what an exploding, messy mess!
    >
    > What is it about eggs?


    Eggs are perfect. It's the microwave.

    Why bother with all that crap when you can have any kind of eggs you
    might want in minutes, done on the stove top?

    I never cook with mine. And I mean *never.*



  10. #10
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!

    On Tue 17 Jun 2008 11:08:32a, Women Are Not Poultry told us...

    >
    > cyberCRACK blabbles:
    >
    >> What the hell are you thinking???
    >>
    >> Eggs?
    >>
    >> In a microwave?
    >>
    >> WTF for?

    >
    >
    > U take the eggs OUTTA the SHELL, cyberpussie...fer cryin' out LOUD...
    >
    > GADS, but you are DUMB...you can't even brown a piece of meat in a

    skillet,
    > now here you go trying to hard boil eggs in the nuker...GAWD...!!!
    >
    > "cybercat" is truly the Patron Saint of "Cracked Cooks"...!!!
    >
    > BWA...!!!
    >
    > ;-P
    >
    >


    Humpty Dumpty!

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Tuesday, 06(VI)/17(XVII)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------
    The whole world is about three drinks
    behind
    -------------------------------------------




  11. #11
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!

    On Tue 17 Jun 2008 11:08:32a, Women Are Not Poultry told us...

    >
    > cyberCRACK blabbles:
    >
    >> What the hell are you thinking???
    >>
    >> Eggs?
    >>
    >> In a microwave?
    >>
    >> WTF for?

    >
    >
    > U take the eggs OUTTA the SHELL, cyberpussie...fer cryin' out LOUD...
    >
    > GADS, but you are DUMB...you can't even brown a piece of meat in a

    skillet,
    > now here you go trying to hard boil eggs in the nuker...GAWD...!!!
    >
    > "cybercat" is truly the Patron Saint of "Cracked Cooks"...!!!
    >
    > BWA...!!!
    >
    > ;-P
    >
    >


    Humpty Dumpty!

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Tuesday, 06(VI)/17(XVII)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------
    The whole world is about three drinks
    behind
    -------------------------------------------




  12. #12
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!

    On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 14:44:58 -0400, "cybercat" <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >Why bother with all that crap when you can have any kind of eggs you
    >might want in minutes, done on the stove top?


    That doesn't always work... Michael is having his kitchen renovated,
    and from what I gather, his stove is not available at the moment,
    hence the microwave.
    >
    >I never cook with mine. And I mean *never.


    I never thought of cooking with mine, til I got some great cookbooks
    by Barbara Kafka, who worked closely with James Beard and is highly
    regarded in the food world. Microwave Gourmet is one of the books,
    and I learned quite a few things from it. Cooking steel cut oats for
    oatmeal is one such thing.

    And from eGullet, I learned how to make a Cajun style roux in the
    microwave. It turns out really well.

    There are quite a few things the microwave does extremely well.. And
    there are things for which I would never use it.

    Don't knock it til you've tried it.

    Christine

  13. #13
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!

    On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 14:44:58 -0400, "cybercat" <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >Why bother with all that crap when you can have any kind of eggs you
    >might want in minutes, done on the stove top?


    That doesn't always work... Michael is having his kitchen renovated,
    and from what I gather, his stove is not available at the moment,
    hence the microwave.
    >
    >I never cook with mine. And I mean *never.


    I never thought of cooking with mine, til I got some great cookbooks
    by Barbara Kafka, who worked closely with James Beard and is highly
    regarded in the food world. Microwave Gourmet is one of the books,
    and I learned quite a few things from it. Cooking steel cut oats for
    oatmeal is one such thing.

    And from eGullet, I learned how to make a Cajun style roux in the
    microwave. It turns out really well.

    There are quite a few things the microwave does extremely well.. And
    there are things for which I would never use it.

    Don't knock it til you've tried it.

    Christine

  14. #14
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!


    "Christine Dabney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 14:44:58 -0400, "cybercat" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Why bother with all that crap when you can have any kind of eggs you
    >>might want in minutes, done on the stove top?

    >
    > That doesn't always work... Michael is having his kitchen renovated,
    > and from what I gather, his stove is not available at the moment,
    > hence the microwave.


    I don't read his posts so I was not referring to Michael at all. But most
    people posting in the thread that inspired this seem to have working
    stove tops. Like Andy.


    >>
    >>I never cook with mine. And I mean *never.

    >
    > I never thought of cooking with mine, til I got some great cookbooks
    > by Barbara Kafka, who worked closely with James Beard and is highly
    > regarded in the food world. Microwave Gourmet is one of the books,
    > and I learned quite a few things from it. Cooking steel cut oats for
    > oatmeal is one such thing.


    What are the advantages of using the microwave to do this?


    >
    > And from eGullet, I learned how to make a Cajun style roux in the
    > microwave. It turns out really well.


    Roux is another thing that is so easily made on the stove, why bother?



  15. #15
    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!


    "Christine Dabney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 14:44:58 -0400, "cybercat" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Why bother with all that crap when you can have any kind of eggs you
    >>might want in minutes, done on the stove top?

    >
    > That doesn't always work... Michael is having his kitchen renovated,
    > and from what I gather, his stove is not available at the moment,
    > hence the microwave.


    I don't read his posts so I was not referring to Michael at all. But most
    people posting in the thread that inspired this seem to have working
    stove tops. Like Andy.


    >>
    >>I never cook with mine. And I mean *never.

    >
    > I never thought of cooking with mine, til I got some great cookbooks
    > by Barbara Kafka, who worked closely with James Beard and is highly
    > regarded in the food world. Microwave Gourmet is one of the books,
    > and I learned quite a few things from it. Cooking steel cut oats for
    > oatmeal is one such thing.


    What are the advantages of using the microwave to do this?


    >
    > And from eGullet, I learned how to make a Cajun style roux in the
    > microwave. It turns out really well.


    Roux is another thing that is so easily made on the stove, why bother?



  16. #16
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!

    On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 15:05:26 -0400, "cybercat" <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >>>I never cook with mine. And I mean *never.

    >>
    >> I never thought of cooking with mine, til I got some great cookbooks
    >> by Barbara Kafka, who worked closely with James Beard and is highly
    >> regarded in the food world. Microwave Gourmet is one of the books,
    >> and I learned quite a few things from it. Cooking steel cut oats for
    >> oatmeal is one such thing.

    >
    >What are the advantages of using the microwave to do this?

    It's a lot faster. Steel cut oats, on the stove top can take about 30
    minutes to cook.
    >
    >
    >>
    >> And from eGullet, I learned how to make a Cajun style roux in the
    >> microwave. It turns out really well.

    >


    >Roux is another thing that is so easily made on the stove, why bother?


    I said a Cajun style roux, which turns a deep brown, if you are making
    it for Gumbo. That roux takes about 45 minutes to an hour to make,
    and needs constant watching AND stirring during that whole time. In
    the microwave, it takes maybe 15 minutes, if that. And it is much
    easier to control the darkness, plus one doesn't have to constantly
    stir.

    The last gumbo I made, I used this method, and it went fantastically.
    Much less mess, much less hassle.

    Christine
    >



  17. #17
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!

    On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 15:05:26 -0400, "cybercat" <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >>>I never cook with mine. And I mean *never.

    >>
    >> I never thought of cooking with mine, til I got some great cookbooks
    >> by Barbara Kafka, who worked closely with James Beard and is highly
    >> regarded in the food world. Microwave Gourmet is one of the books,
    >> and I learned quite a few things from it. Cooking steel cut oats for
    >> oatmeal is one such thing.

    >
    >What are the advantages of using the microwave to do this?

    It's a lot faster. Steel cut oats, on the stove top can take about 30
    minutes to cook.
    >
    >
    >>
    >> And from eGullet, I learned how to make a Cajun style roux in the
    >> microwave. It turns out really well.

    >


    >Roux is another thing that is so easily made on the stove, why bother?


    I said a Cajun style roux, which turns a deep brown, if you are making
    it for Gumbo. That roux takes about 45 minutes to an hour to make,
    and needs constant watching AND stirring during that whole time. In
    the microwave, it takes maybe 15 minutes, if that. And it is much
    easier to control the darkness, plus one doesn't have to constantly
    stir.

    The last gumbo I made, I used this method, and it went fantastically.
    Much less mess, much less hassle.

    Christine
    >



  18. #18
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!


    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > On Tue 17 Jun 2008 11:08:32a, Women Are Not Poultry told us...
    >
    > >
    > > cyberCRACK blabbles:
    > >
    > >> What the hell are you thinking???
    > >>
    > >> Eggs?
    > >>
    > >> In a microwave?
    > >>
    > >> WTF for?

    > >
    > >
    > > U take the eggs OUTTA the SHELL, cyberpussie...fer cryin' out LOUD...
    > >
    > > GADS, but you are DUMB...you can't even brown a piece of meat in a

    > skillet,
    > > now here you go trying to hard boil eggs in the nuker...GAWD...!!!
    > >
    > > "cybercat" is truly the Patron Saint of "Cracked Cooks"...!!!
    > >
    > > BWA...!!!
    > >
    > > ;-P
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Humpty Dumpty!



    Heh, cyberCRACK fell off of her kitchen counter...

    ;-)

    --
    Best
    Greg




  19. #19
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!


    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > On Tue 17 Jun 2008 11:08:32a, Women Are Not Poultry told us...
    >
    > >
    > > cyberCRACK blabbles:
    > >
    > >> What the hell are you thinking???
    > >>
    > >> Eggs?
    > >>
    > >> In a microwave?
    > >>
    > >> WTF for?

    > >
    > >
    > > U take the eggs OUTTA the SHELL, cyberpussie...fer cryin' out LOUD...
    > >
    > > GADS, but you are DUMB...you can't even brown a piece of meat in a

    > skillet,
    > > now here you go trying to hard boil eggs in the nuker...GAWD...!!!
    > >
    > > "cybercat" is truly the Patron Saint of "Cracked Cooks"...!!!
    > >
    > > BWA...!!!
    > >
    > > ;-P
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Humpty Dumpty!



    Heh, cyberCRACK fell off of her kitchen counter...

    ;-)

    --
    Best
    Greg




  20. #20
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Back .... away ... from the Microwave Ovens, People!

    On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 14:27:12 -0500, "Gregory Morrow"
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >I have not tried the roux thing, but I've heard of it. I'll have to attempt
    >it next time I have a hankerin' for gumbo or whatever...


    Here is the method. This is from one of the blogs one of the eGullet
    members did.

    Christine

    Microwave Roux

    It's really not a secret...............It's a variation of a technique
    got from a spiral bound cookbook I picked up on my annual jaunt to New
    Orleans about 25 years ago. The book is called "Tout Suite a la
    Microwave". After making roux the conventional way for years, and
    watching my mother and cook slave laboriously over it............all
    with mixed results, I decided to give it a try.

    Take a 4 cup pyrex measuring cup. Put 2/3 cup of flour and 2/3 cup of
    oil/butter/fat. Stir with whisk, Microwave on high for 4 minutes.
    Whisk, Microwave for 2 minutes. Whisk, Once more. Then go to one
    minute intervals whisking in between till the color roux you want is
    achieved. In about 20 minutes you have a great roux without
    burning.................and much quicker than the 2 hours it used to
    take me.





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