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thinking outside the box, want to cook casseroles etc.

smokn gramma gsmokn gramma g Posts: 144
edited 12:19PM in EggHead Forum
So I wanna cook casseroles, stuffed manicotti(seafood, mmm) etc, can I use my regular baking casserole dishes, or am I off to buy cast iron or ceramic?


  • BYCBYC Posts: 358
    smokn gramma g,[p]A gramma without a cast iron skillet?...Sounds like an oxymoron.[p]Often times I use aluminum pans but when I feel a heavier cooking device is required I use Pyrex or a otherwise holding and baking dishes designated for BGE use. However, I always wrap the underside and sides with foil thus preserving the integrity of the appliance or holding unit.
  • BYC,
    Got all kinds of cast iron pans, but not because I am gramma! Gramma doesn't mean 80 years old any more!! This is the new world of kids having kids!![p]Any way, I do have cast iron, but was reluctent to use and reck them on the egg![p]So all I have to do is wrap them bottoms in foil!... Got it!
    Thank you for the info!

  • ronbeauxronbeaux Posts: 988
    smokn gramma g,
    Tell me about it. My brother is a Grandpa (twice)at 45!!

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    smokn gramma g,[p] How do you wreak Cast Iron on the Egg??[p] I am 53 and have 7 grand children. Plus I am a grandpa with Cast Iron :)[p]
  • Celtic Wolf,
    LOL, gotta love it!

  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    smokn gramma g,
    I have seen a number of posts with fine looking casseroles cooked in the disposable aluminum pans. [p]

  • smokn gramma g,
    i've cooked the following in my egg from one time or another[p]lasagana
    stews (ox tail, osso bucco)
    mac and cheese
    pot roast
    using a variety of stuff[p]cast iron
    le crueset
    stainless steel pots
    ceramics (souffle bowls)
    tin lined copper[p]if it went in your oven, it will go in your egg at similar temps ....[p]as far as "ruining" it, the only thing that will happen, if left uncovered (like the recommendation for foiling) is that it will get a layer of smoke on it, that depending on what kind of vessel it was, will take a little more or a little less elbow grease to remove. ... [p]go for it. . ..

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,890
    smokn gramma g,
    i have used pyrex, corning, earthenware bean pots, cast iron, enamaleed cast iron and steel paella pans for casseroles. i think i remember someone also using the liner to a crock pot

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