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achilles007 04-08-2009 07:43 PM

Can you Stir-Fry
Is it possible to stir-fry on a WFO?

I would love to make some fried rice for family and friends.

Anyone got any ideas or reccomendations?

Alfredo 04-09-2009 11:56 AM

Re: Can you Stir-Fry
The key to a proper stir fry is very high heat in the wok - which is why it's so difficult to replicate restaurant results at home. I have difficulty seeing this work in a WFO, but perhaps someone has actual experience.

Dutchoven 04-10-2009 08:37 PM

Re: Can you Stir-Fry
I have seen a long handled wok somewhere on the web...not sure where it was though...
Have to think about it!

CajunKnight 04-11-2009 06:33 AM

Re: Can you Stir-Fry
Home Kitchen Oven Cooking Tools, Pizza Screens, Brush, Wok, Tongs

there ya go...

egalecki 04-11-2009 01:48 PM

Re: Can you Stir-Fry
I'm trying to envision getting a wok into my oven's opening and still be able to stir in it without burning my arms on the arches... not working.

The heat would be fine, just not the logistics, I think.

BrianShaw 04-11-2009 03:29 PM

Re: Can you Stir-Fry
Ithink the answers to your two questions are:

1. No, it is not practical and probably wouldn't work if you tried.
2. Get the hottest portable burner you can find and use the wok in a more conventional manner... or try to get by with an electric wok (arrghhh, I can't believe I actually said that.)

Dutchoven 04-11-2009 05:08 PM

Re: Can you Stir-Fry
I actually think it is meant for more of a saute' than a stir would be able to toss it like one can in a skillet but certainly not stir...not safely anyway...I agree with brian...get a good wok and a smokin' burner and go to town...there is still room in the world for gas cookers...have to think of how to make a wood wok burner next to the open grill next to the wfo....

vintagemx0 01-31-2010 09:07 PM

Re: Can you Stir-Fry
I was thinking about this recently because my wife picked-up a heavy cast iron implement shaped like a wok. I think it would work if this heavy cast iron "wok" was heated in the oven, then removed and all the cooking done outside the oven. I think it would have sufficient heat mass to finish a dish. I'll give it a try and let you know.

On the other hand, it wouldn't make much sense to fire-up the WFO hot enough just to heat a wok. A thinner steel wok on the range would be faster and cheaper. I can envision serving-up a side of fried rice from the WFO during a WFO cook-out though...


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