Monday, June 28, 2010

Cook On A Wood Heater

Hunting cabins sometimes have wood heaters that can be used for cooking.

Generations ago, families cooked delicacies on a wood stove in their kitchens. A wood heater is not that much different. Such heaters come in handy in areas where the electricity goes off during the winter. These appliances can keep your home warm as you can prepare meals on them. Camping favorites such soups, stews and beans are delicious when they are slow-cooked on a wood heater. Add this to my Recipe Box.


Cooking a Stew

1. Place cubed beef, canned tomatoes, cubed white potatoes and chopped onions in a pot. Add enough water to just cover the meat and vegetables. Allow the pot to cook on the top of the wood heater for about an hour or until the beef and potatoes are cooked.

2. Keep the fire burning steadily in the heater. Add wood as necessary. Once the beef is done, add other vegetables such as canned corn, green peas or mixed vegetables. Frozen vegetables can be used as well.

3. Add seasonings and spices such as oregano and paprika. Let it slow-simmer for two hours or more.

Pan-Fried Biscuits

4. Lightly grease a 10-inch skillet that has a good-fitting lid. Allow the pan to get warm.

5. Open a can of refrigerated prepared biscuits. Place the biscuits in the pan and cover the pan with the lid. Allow them to cook until the bottoms are slightly brown.

6. Turn them over and cook the other side until browned. If the pan gets too hot, move it to a cooler part of the heater top.

For a special breakfast treat, place 2 tsp. of sugar and 1 tsp. of cinnamon in a brown paper bag. Toss the biscuits in the bag while they're warm to coat them with cinnamon sugar

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