[CnD] In Reply To: A Quick Intro

Lora Leggett kc8gmt at comcast.net
Mon Jun 27 16:46:07 GMT 2011


We had an electric skillet a long time ago and I am not sure if it works.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Drew Hunthausen" <dhunthausen at gmail.com>
To: <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: [CnD] In Reply To: A Quick Intro


> In terms of pancakes, over the last two years or so I've been learning how
> to cook as a blind person having lost my sight about 13 years ago. What I
> found easier in terms of good pancakes is using an electric skillet if
> available. Pancakes seem to be a little fussy and the electric skillet 
> cooks
> a little more evenly in my opinion. Hope this helps
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cookinginthedark-bounces at acbradio.org
> [mailto:cookinginthedark-bounces at acbradio.org] On Behalf Of Shannon Wells
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 8:51 AM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Subject: Re: [CnD] In Reply To: A Quick Intro
>
> Lora, that's interesting. I love fried egg sandwiches, but didn't know how
> to fix the egg. About pancakes, well, the one time I tried, I folded 5 out
> of 7. haha! I ate the only 2 that turned out right.
> On Jun 27, 2011, at 11:35 AM, Lora Leggett wrote:
>
>> I have been blind since birth and have no problem using a frying pan.  I
> just melt a little bit of butter in it with the heat at about medium. 
> Then
> I crack the egg in a measuring cup.  If you are making an egg sandwich or
> muffin, mix the egg in the cup with a whisk for about one minute, to make
> sure you mix it up well.  If you want to keep the whole yolk crack it very
> carefully into the cup and pour it very gently into the pan after it has
> started heating up.
>> because you want your butter or whatever you are using to melt before you
> pour the egg into the pan.
>> After I pour it I cover the pan.  I use a small frying pan because I 
>> don't
> have any of those egg rings and I would be afraid of missing anyway if I
> tried to pour into the ring.  So just use a small pan.
>> I leave the heat on somewhere between medium and high with the cover on
> for about 2 minutes and listen for it to make sizzling sounds.  When I 
> think
> enough time has gone by I turn off the heat and slide the pan off the jet
> and over to the middle of the stove.  I leave it covered another minute or
> two and occasionally sprinkle some shredded Cheddar cheese onto the egg.
>> After it cools about 2 more minutes or the time it takes to go do
> something when your husband wants something, you can come back and very
> carefully pick up the egg and put it on your bread or muffin with a 
> spatula.
> I have been married 37 years and this did not come easy overnight.  It was
> frustrating and they looked awful at first but now George says they are
> perfect.  I guess better stove,m better pans, real butter instead of
> margarine.  I have been successful with margarine and also shortening when 
> I
> was out of butter. Shrotening you have to be a little more careful about
> sticking though.
>> But with a little practice it is pretty easy.  Now I will be darned if I
> can ever get the hang of pancakes.  I am still looking for a success at
> that.
>> Lora
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sarah Mellor"
> <sarah_mellor at btinternet.com>
>> To: "~Sarah~" <blindbat84 at gmail.com>; <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org>
>> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 11:00 AM
>> Subject: [CnD] In Reply To: A Quick Intro
>>
>>
>>> Hi Sarah
>>>
>>> Welcome to the list. My name is Sarah as well and I also write what I
> call E novels so it must be to do with the name hahahaha.  I'm sorry to 
> hear
> what you went through with loosing your sight but admire you for still
> wanting to cook.  I'm 31 and live alone in England and an totally blind 
> and
> have been since birth. OH I didn't know yo could fry an egg in the 
> microwave
> fried eggs are something I really miss but am scared of using a frying pan
> as I think a lot of blind people are. I know the method for cooking bacon
> between kitchen paper works very well its a tip I got from the list a 
> while
> ago so this is a great place for finding out new ideas and new recipes. 
> I'm
> sure you will enjoy it.
>>>
>>> Blessings.
>>>
>>> Sarah
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