Chilebrown at home

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Is it possible to have to many barbeque tools? I do not think so. There is a new kid on the block. It is a Cowboy Wok. It is made out of recycled plow discs. It consists of three parts. There is a base to build and hold the fire. It has some nice horse shoe handles. This base will have other uses. It can be used as a base for Dutch Oven Cooking. The Wok is another plough disc that has been polished to a smooth surface. The third piece is a metal trivet to keep the Wok above the charcoals. These units were made in Texas by Cowboy Campfire Grills. To give these new beauties a test ride, We will be making some steak sandwiches and some corn fritters.

Corn Fritters

2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups frozen, thawed or fresh
2 strips bacon fried and chopped

Mix all ingredients except corn. Do not over mix. This should be the consistency of a thick pancake batter. Add corn and fold into mixture. Take a hot fry pan and add a little vegetable oil. Drop 1/4 cup of mixture and fry for four minutes or until bottom is golden brown. Flip over and brown other side.
Fry your steaks to desired temperatures and serve on roll or buns. Serve the Corn Fritters with Maple Syrup. The Cowboy Wok is a welcome addition to our stable.


liteluvr said...

What a cool idea. From the pictures, it looks like the top and bottom would nest together pretty well, and the trivet just sit in the top dish... making storage fairly compact.
I'd be curious about heat dissipation to the outside, and the overall maintainability of the steel after multiple uses and cleanings. I would assume you'd pretty much treat it like a cast iron skillet, just season it, and clean it the same way.

I'll be interested in seeing how much you use it and how well it holds up.

By the way... them's some tasty looking fritters.

Dagny said...

Oh my. Mighty big wok. And the food looks so tasty. Guess I should go eat dinner and stop drooling on the keyboard.

Chilebrown said...

Hi liteluvr, I have a rig that is very similar. (Search "Cowboy Paella"). I have had it for over 15 years. It seasons very nicely. You do have to clean it after use and oil it. I neglect it for a little while and it rusted slightly. I just cleaned it and reseasoned. These rigs will outlast me.
Dagny, Did you use the peppers?

cookiecrumb said...

What a deal! Beautiful.
Enjoy your trip.

Zoomie said...

Interesting rig and I will try the fritters using a plain old cast iron frying pan - have fun in 'Zona!

Anonymous said...

You could make a bad ass paella in that thing, I reckon.