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new gadget:: piastra

bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
edited 9:55PM in EggHead Forum
For all you gadget collectors out there. I just purchased a widget called a piastra. Its a granite cook surface used in parts of Italy (according to Mario Batali). Its available on Amazon among other places.

Tried it out tonight using a Batali recipe from his book [ul]Italian Grill[/ul]. Decided to get some Gulf Shrimp as I probably won't be able to for long.

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Comments

  • 'Q Bruddah'Q Bruddah Posts: 739
    Nice Cook!! Try that on a gasser!! ;) Well done.
  • EGGARYEGGARY Posts: 1,222
    How does this differ from cooking on the grate ? what is the reasoning of using the piastra ?

    Thanks.

    Gary
  • bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
    Gary,
    Just another way to cook indirectly, over a fire. Analogous to cooking on a flattop, or a stove top cast iron griddle.
    Many cultures cook like this. Spain, a la plancha, Greece the satz.

    It aids in caramelization, because you can get even high heat.
  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,232
    Is this Tweev born again?????
  • EGGARYEGGARY Posts: 1,222
    What else would you cook on the piastra ? Eggs ?
  • BigABigA Posts: 1,157
    nicely done!
  • bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
    the only thing I can possibly think of is chitterlings with Gorgonzola grits (just to keep it Italian you see).
  • thebtlsthebtls Posts: 2,300
    who cares why...it's a new toy and you cannot have too many toys for the egg, period. Redundant or not...it doesn't matter. Looks like it would be fun to own and cook with for sure.
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  • bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
    Thanks Tony. That's how I see it too. I enjoy your blog.
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