When I got my solar oven that didn't change, although I did have to learn new egg cooking techniques. For example, I've shown you how I hard cook eggs without water. For all cooking a solar oven works best if it'd kept closed because the oven temperature drops about 25° every time the door is opened. That prolongs cooking time. Anything that requires frequent stirring, such as scrambled eggs seemed out. But I learned how to make some dishes that are just as quick and easy.
Sun baked frittata. Frittata is simply a crustless quiche. By preheating a cast iron skillet, it's almost just as quick to make as scrambled eggs on the stove.
|I cook the extras in a little olive oil or bacon grease first. |
Pictured is onions, leftover chopped, baked potato, and ham.
|The eggs are beaten and seasoned as for scrambled & cooked with|
a lid. With six eggs, it only takes about ten minutes until it's done.
|Ready to eat, just cut into wedges and serve.|
I overcooked quite a few of these at first. I learned that we like them best when the surface of the eggs is just a little glossy.
Cheese Omelets. Omelets can easily be made by using a frittata as a base.
|Pour beaten, seasoned eggs into a preheated, greased, cast iron skillet. Cover|
to bake. At the end, sprinkle with cheese & cover for another minute or two.
|Remove the pan from the oven and fold in half.|
|As you can tell, we like them cheesy!|
This takes only about 10 minutes with half a dozen eggs, a little longer with more. Any kind of omelet could be made, but rather than cook the filling separately in another pan, I use the same pan for both filling and eggs as for frittata. Sprinkle with cheese at the end, melt, fold, and serve. Either way, eggs couldn't be easier!