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Re: I never do this.

Post by Royd » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:53 pm

I would only recommend Mauviel.

$2149.00 will get you a starter set of pans.

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products ... te=default

We have been using them from old when they were all Cuprinox.

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Re: I never do this.

Post by Pixie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:57 pm

Oh, my gosh! Copper is wonderful! But, honestly, Royd, I'm not sure for the home cook that they are very cost effective! One, there is a lot of care and upkeep to copper; two, there is a learning curve to copper!

With all that said! Royd, they sure are beautiful!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: I never do this.

Post by Royd » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:02 pm

I can't complain, dare not, the wife would bash me over the head with one if I did :)

Seriously tho', they will last a life time, and a great to hone those culinary skills on.

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Re: I never do this.

Post by Pixie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:04 pm

iamlookingup wrote:Impulse buy at Williams-Sonoma.

I bought the calphalon frittata set. Got tired of (unsuccessfully) trying to make omelets in my regular frying pan, and
instead ending up
:hotguy: our pan. :noparty:

The set was expensive for me :faint: , but I hope I'll get some good use out of it. I bought the smaller set, but I still think
they'll be useful for all kinds of cooking.

Well, I'm used to paying that for pans! I use All Clad or Calphalon depending on what I'm cooking. I don't buy too many specialty pieces as I don't have the storage room but, I've looked at the Calphalon fritatta pan more than once! I love fritattas and they are so much easier to make than omelets!

I think you'll love the pans and as you said you can use them for other things too as they separate! So any egg dish, grilled cheese.... anything you'd use an 8" fry pan for!

Also, don't forget to grab a recipe for a potato pancake and make a large version using that pan!!!!!!!!!!!!! You'll love that!

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Re: I never do this.

Post by Pixie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:20 pm

Honestly! I have one five minutes from my house and I can spend hours in there! They know my face! :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:

I spend more money there than I do on clothes!

I think I might have a recipe for a potato pancake! I'll look!

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Re: I never do this.

Post by tattulip » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:51 pm

I just made potato pancakes yesterday!

6 medium potatoes, shredded and drained
1/3 cup grated onion
1 egg
2 tablespoons of flour
salt and pepper

mix together and fry until golden brown.

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Re: I never do this.

Post by tattulip » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:53 pm

I grew up using Revereware pans that had the copper bottoms and the handles that never got hot. A couple of years ago, I bought the Wolfgang Puck set of pans. They are good but I CAN NOT get used to having handles that get hot. OUCH!

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Re: I never do this.

Post by Pixie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:58 pm

All of my pans the handles get hot!

You will get used to it but I hope you don't burn yourself too bad! Keep a kitchen towel or pot holder where you can't miss it and that might help you remember! :shock:

I'm glad you have a potato pancake recipe! I've been looking for mine since I posted! I can't find it! :lolh:

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Re: I never do this.

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:52 pm

iamlookingup wrote:
Pixie wrote:....

Also, don't forget to grab a recipe for a potato pancake and make a large version using that pan!!!!!!!!!!!!! You'll love that!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
:hmm: Gotta look for that recipe. :ohwell:

The store is less than 5 minutes from my house, but I don't dare spend too much time in there! When I go in there, I'm always
worried someone's gonna point at me and say, "LOOK! A POOR person is in here!" :lol:
Well there was a poor person at that store in Charlotte on Saturday. :lol: I can understand my attraction to that store when I was actually cooking. But I still love to go in there. It's about 20 miles away, so I don't go often.

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Re: I never do this.

Post by tattulip » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:41 am

iamlookingup wrote:
tattulip wrote:I just made potato pancakes yesterday!

6 medium potatoes, shredded and drained
1/3 cup grated onion
1 egg
2 tablespoons of flour
salt and pepper

mix together and fry until golden brown.
That's a pancake recipe? :headscratch: It resembles a hashbrown recipe, doesn't it? :dunno:

(Either way... :drool: )
Potato pancakes are basically just hash browns that are stuck together aren't they? :dunno:

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Re: I never do this.

Post by Pixie » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:17 am

Yep, they are basically hash browns with egg, green onion, and a few herbs and spices, browned crispy!

They are delicious! :lolh:

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:02 am

Pixie wrote:Yep, they are basically hash browns with egg, green onion, and a few herbs and spices, browned crispy!

They are delicious! :lolh:
Jewish people serve them with applesauce or sour cream.

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Re: I never do this.

Post by Pixie » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:32 pm

And they are delicious either way! I love them!

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Re: I never do this.

Post by Charybdis » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:40 pm

Sometimes they're made with left-over mashed potatoes.

And I just wish I could find a non-stick skillet that would last more than 6 months! :angry:

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Re: I never do this.

Post by Pixie » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:43 pm

Have you tried a Calphalon non-stick pan? They are a bit expensive, not according to me, but they are the BEST!

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Re: I never do this.

Post by Doc Trock » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:54 pm

tattulip wrote:I grew up using Revereware pans that had the copper bottoms and the handles that never got hot. A couple of years ago, I bought the Wolfgang Puck set of pans. They are good but I CAN NOT get used to having handles that get hot. OUCH!
Without even realizing it, the feedback you get from those hot handles will help your cooking. It will seem like instinct, but you'll actually begin to "know" when things are done by the warmth of the handle. Don't concentrate on it....just feel the force flowing through you.

And, use a towel.

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