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Old 06-19-2012, 10:56 PM   #15
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Yup, just add a little bacon grease to your skillet first. Good eatin'.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:05 PM   #16
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First of all, ziploc bags are made of Low density polyethylene, so the only thing they will release is ethylene, and then only if they are heated hotter than the temp of boiling water. Not a problem. I suspect the manufacturer just doesn't want the liability of saying it is safe to cook in them so they say it isn't.

Second, something you do once or twice a year on a camping trip is not something I'd worry about. If it had a slight risk, and you did it 365 days a year, then you worry.

Third, the smoke from your charcoal or wood fire is far more hazardous and so is the bacon.

IMHO... cook your eggs in the bags and don't sweat it.

One time I called the number on the side of some kind of food package to ask what would happen if I reused the plastic pan the food came in. The person I got admitted it was perfectly safe, they just say don't reuse it as some idiot will reuse it until it starts to fall apart, get burned, and sue. I suspect this is the same kind of reasoning.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:56 PM   #17
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The other thing that it might be wise to consider avoiding is Teflon-cooking , not only does it not taste as good as when using pots or pans with a ceramic lining ( which is also non-stick - easy clean ), but it is advisable to not have a "canary "in the same area as cooking with teflon !
I made that mistake! My daughter had just given me 2 beautiful canaries, set the cage down on the kitchen table (by the big sliding window) to hear them singing while I made breakfast and I wasnt even done with the first egg when my grandkids noticed that one was already dead and the other one was twitching at the bottom of the cage. No one told me!
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:54 PM   #18
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I have no microwave in my rig. I thaw solidly frozen meats (And other frozen items) by pouring boiling or near boiling water over it in a ziplock.

I let the bag float in the water for about 5 mins for an average sized serving and it thaws without cooking. I hate that with a microwave.

Passive aggressive thawing I call it :-)
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What??!!

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I made that mistake! My daughter had just given me 2 beautiful canaries, set the cage down on the kitchen table (by the big sliding window) to hear them singing while I made breakfast and I wasnt even done with the first egg when my grandkids noticed that one was already dead and the other one was twitching at the bottom of the cage. No one told me!
That was a good one!....
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First of all, ziploc bags are made of Low density polyethylene, so the only thing they will release is ethylene, and then only if they are heated hotter than the temp of boiling water. Not a problem. I suspect the manufacturer just doesn't want the liability of saying it is safe to cook in them so they say it isn't..
Actually according to Livestrong.org in a write up titled "What are the Dangers of Boiling Foods In Plastic Bags" they say "Ziplock brand bags have a softening point of 195 degrees, which means they would melt at boiling point, 212 degrees"

Under a section titled Chemical Leaching it reads "When plastic is boiled, the chemicals used to produce it can leach into the food being prepared due to a high temperature. Common chemicals in plastic include BPA and phthalates. Harvard Medical School says that high-fat foods are especially susceptible. NDSU adds that some plastic bags will leach toxic fumes from the ink, glue and recycled materials used in making them."
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I am getting away from teflon. It is really horrible stuff, no matter how you look at it. Cast iron is heavy, but a good, seasoned cast iron pan is more non-stick than any teflon pan I have ever used. And the teflon always wears off, anyway... it takes a long time for the cast iron to wear off of a cast iron pan!

Stainless steel is onay, but a bit of a pain to clean. Barkeeper's Friend does a good job, though. I HATE cooking in aluminum. I haven't found a way to keep my aluminum pots looking good.
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hmmmm.....remember the words from the oncologist i work with!!!

heed his words....or seek his services.
your choice.
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Smile Poaching

We use one of these in our microwave. Works great!

Microwave 2 Cup Egg Poacher - Nordic Ware

Hmm. Never used the shortening.

Bless the internet. Always has what you want:

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/f...west_food.html
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In a recent RV event, we migrated away from the popular omelet in a bag event to breakfast burritos. Everybody brought their fixings.

The omelet in the bag issue was getting as controversial as what tires should you put on your trailer.

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