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I wanna Wok and Wall all night... and part of every day

brewbqbrewbq Posts: 52
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
Ok, I know that isn't the way it's supposed to go, but I am super eggcited about my new Wok!  Just got a 16" wok in from and it is awesome.  Well, at least it looks awesome.  Just spent the night seasoning it, and I'll be trying something later today.  One question for the world of Wokking Eggers.  If I'm using a spider from, should I be wokking legs up or down?  Sorry if this has been beat to death, but I did a search and found nada.  


  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Legs up so the wok isn't sitting so deeply in the egg...easier/safer to stir...still gets plenty hot.
  • brewbqbrewbq Posts: 52
    Cool, thanks!
  • Ring up and legs down so the wok is higher in the egg (I think that is what Mighty Quinn meant).  Have fun, wokking on the egg is awesome.
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Yeah, that's what I meant...thanks for the clarification yellowdog.
  • EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
    Can someone post a picture of that?   I think I might have mine upside down.....I just got mine last week and have already made 3 different stir fries :)
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,725
    couple pointers.

    - don't use metal to stir the food, it will scratch off the seasoning,
    - start with a good steak fire, then tweak with experience,
    - prepare the food in very small bits size pieces,
    - small amount of oil, then aromatics, meat, hard veggies, followed by soft veggies,
    - keep the food moving,
    - use the side of the wok to hold food when needed.

    - you'll need a good pair of welding gloves for hand protection.
    - most folks use the spider in the up position.
    - most Americans falter at wokking by not cutting the food small enough and/or overfilling the wok,  gotta fill up that big wok right, ah....wrong.
    - if using rice, gotta go old school, no minute stuff, and needs to be as moisture free as possible, so best to cook a day or two ahead and keep in fridge to dry.

    google "wok recipes" and you'll find a bunch of stuff.  my two favorites in the wok are even asian.  They are shrimp scampi and fajita veggies.


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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Here it is out of the egg... Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos In use.... Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
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