my daily "outdoor" cooking: a wok!

bburned

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I use a wok maybe 4x a week. during the good weather months, sometimes daily. it is fantastic. I took a chance and bought this wok burner for $98 on Amazon, and it has been amazing. I just tap it into my propane jug under my bbq grill and it is game on. I promised myself I would get a small stainless table and cut a hole in it to counter-sink the wok, but I just haven't wanted to. I use the JANKYIEST set up. I repurposed an old water fountain and made it a tad taller with a paving stone I had in my yard :).

the burner has been way better than what I expected $98 to buy me. it has a pilot light, so I can shut off the heat to add ingredients and then I can simply fire it back up to "jet engine" hot to proceed with cooking. my first cooked wok meal was a mess. a charred and oily mess. I have gotten much more proficient.

I NEVER wok indoor because my cooking hood vent would get overwhelmed by the cooking oil and fumes. it is painless and easy cleanup outdoors. my poor neighbors. :)

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I use an electric wok. It works fine for me. My wife wouldn't know how to use it.

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My husband still doesn't know where to put things when unloading the dishwasher. Which is why I ask him not to unload it, but he still does it anyway trying to be helpful. Slows me down in the kitchen when I am trying to find something!

I let DH make fried rice one night in the wok not long ago. He didn't know where the wok was kept. I also made a couple of suggestions to him about how to make it but that made him irritated, so I just shut up and let him overcook the veggies and steam the rice to mush (he put a lid on the wok). I ate it anyway and thanked him for his efforts. He apologized afterwards and said I was right (I about fainted he admitted I was right, LOL).
 

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I use a wok maybe 4x a week. during the good weather months, sometimes daily. it is fantastic. I took a chance and bought this wok burner for $98 on Amazon, and it has been amazing. I just tap it into my propane jug under my bbq grill and it is game on. I promised myself I would get a small stainless table and cut a hole in it to counter-sink the wok, but I just haven't wanted to. I use the JANKYIEST set up. I repurposed an old water fountain and made it a tad taller with a paving stone I had in my yard :).

the burner has been way better than what I expected $98 to buy me. it has a pilot light, so I can shut off the heat to add ingredients and then I can simply fire it back up to "jet engine" hot to proceed with cooking. my first cooked wok meal was a mess. a charred and oily mess. I have gotten much more proficient.

I NEVER wok indoor because my cooking hood vent would get overwhelmed by the cooking oil and fumes. it is painless and easy cleanup outdoors. my poor neighbors. :)

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A wok like this looks great. I'd want to use it over a charcoal grill, however (as that is what I have)
 

bburned

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I have a wok for my Weber kettle. It get's very hot, and works great.

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I love this option. I have a wok with a wood handle so it kinda wanted to roast the handle when I used it on my friend's weber grill. it wasn't a good option for me. the handle was untouchable in short order. I also SUCK at the wok toss and use the burner ring edge as a contact point, I would turn a Weber over. but overall, my WEBER kettle is my favorite cooking thing in my backyard.
 
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