Monday, June 17, 2013

Curvaceous Cooking

A group funded by NASA came to our school for lunch one day in May.  Their purpose was to show “Solar Cooking”, and along with solar ovens, they brought these two curvaceous solar deep fryers.

You’ve heard the phrase “Hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk”?  Well, I was surprised to see that these two could get the oil hot enough to fry scones.

It took between 5 and 10 minutes to properly brown the scones, but as you can see, the oil was boiling around them.  We also had hot dogs cookies baked in solar ovens (not curvaceous enough for this Thematic Photographic), but the scones were by far the hit of the party.

8 comments:

Lisa Shafer said...

:)

Alexia said...

Hmmm fried scones?

We bake 'em. Date are my faves, but cheese are good too.

Nice curvaceous dishes :)

Jess Brady said...

Curvy cooking looks like it was a fun AND tasty :) Cool pictures!

Karen S. said...

Excellent! Not sure if they are scones either, but they look yummy enough to check them out!

Gilly said...

Never heard of fried scones - we bake ours, but they are super cooking pots~! I can't imagine them getting hot enough from English sun to cook anything!!

Lisa Shafer said...

Scones aren't quite the same thing in the UK and the US, so I'm assuming that NZ scones are more like UK scones. It is possible to get UK-style baked scones in Utah. In fact, they're quite common. But the traditional variety of scones for us basically involves deep-fat frying bread dough into a hot, calorie-laden bit of extreme deliciousness commonly served dripping with butter and honey.
Oh great. Now I want a scone. :P

Bob Scotney said...

Solar power put to a good use. I fancy those scones.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

And so that I would not feel so all alone...

Everybody must eat scones!

- Solar Bob Dylan
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