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Cooking ideas for a chef with 1 arm?

JalopyBobJalopyBob Posts: 175
edited 5:25AM in EggHead Forum
For the next 2 months, I have only the use of my left arm. The right one is broken, casted, and completely not mobile at all. Damn snow covered ice. So I can get my small lit OK on my own. But I can not use a knife at all, so if I cook a steak or a chicken breast I have to eat like a caveman with one hand. I can use ground meats, and pretty much anything that does not require the use of a knife or a can opener. Burgers and hot dogs are easy, but boring. So what would you egg with the use of 1 arm?


  • Chef WilChef Wil Posts: 702
    FYI...........cook 2 steaks and invite a friend
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,991
    Butt might work. Especially if you pull it while it's still stuck to the grid.

    Good luck. BTDT. Not fun - especially showers!

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,042
    I was one winged 18 months ago due to rotator cuff surgery. Pizza was a staple for a while, but also went through many bags of frozen chili and ham and bean soup made in advance in anticipation.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    My good friend Bob.....the ultimate love test.....Ask your Wife to Cook...... :laugh:
  • Bob, sorry to hear about your accident.

    Chicken legs would be a good choice. Dust them with a good rub like Ragin River and away you go. You could also do lamb or pork chops and carnivor style.

    Good luck.
  • mkcmkc Posts: 540
    So sorry to hear about your arm!

    Fish should be do-able.

    Soups and stews and chili if the proteins are already cut or ground and you have the kind of DO with the loop handle. I saw bags of frozen mirepoix (regular and Louisiana-style) at our Kroger, along with other "recipe starter" veggies already pre-cut which would make it a lot easier, including onions, bell peppers, etc.

    Chicken wings.

    Meatballs and/or sausages for subs/hoagies/wedges - whatever you call them where you live.

    Meatloaf if cooked in the loaf pan or if someone helps put it on the Egg (or you make one-hand-able mini loaves).
    Egging in Denton, Texas
  • JalopyBobJalopyBob Posts: 175
    Thanks for the humor and the ideas!
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