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Subject: Electric roaster for potatoes?
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: pusssykatt[at]aol.com (Billie)
Date: 04 Apr 2003 19:13:08 GMT
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I'm looking for something that I can cook large amounts of scalloped potatoes.
I don't have an electric roaster, but I'm considering buying one. I have done a
google check and checked the Nesco website, and found that it can be used for
scalloped potatoes. Has anyone used an electric roaster for something like this
and what was the outcome?

Billie

"STUPIDITY IS NOT A HANDICAP. Park elsewhere!"

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From: BFMartin <nomail[at]nospam.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 19:39:09 GMT
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This may sound too obvious, but what about an ordinary roasting pan
and your oven?

Byron F. Martin

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From: pusssykatt[at]aol.com (Billie)
Date: 04 Apr 2003 23:13:53 GMT
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BFMartin wrote:
>This may sound too obvious, but what about an ordinary roasting pan
>and your oven?

I'm not going to have room in my oven, because of cooking other food.

Thanks for the replies.

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 04 Apr 2003 23:27:14 GMT
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Billiewrites:
>I'm not going to have room in my oven, because of cooking other food.

Anything preventing your cooking scalloped potatoes a day earlier, storing in
the fridge, and then reheating after cooking whatever else?

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From: pusssykatt[at]aol.com (Billie)
Date: 05 Apr 2003 00:25:04 GMT
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Sheldon wrote:
>Anything preventing your cooking scalloped potatoes a day earlier, storing in
>the fridge, and then reheating after cooking whatever else?

Possible, but if an electric roaster will do the job, it would work out better.

Thanks.

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 05 Apr 2003 01:29:59 GMT
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Billie writes:
>Possible, but if an electric roaster will do the job, it would work out
>better.

You said you don't have and electric roaster and asked for an *alternative*...
and actually a casserole dish like scalloped potatoes is better reheated and
eaten the next day.

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From: Chris Lemon <clemon79[at]NOSPAMattbi.com>
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2003 02:52:08 GMT
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Sheldon wrote:
> You said you don't have and electric roaster and asked for an *alternative*

No, pinhead, she said she didn't have one and might buy one, particularly if
it would aid in then production of the dish in question. Several people then
told her it would work just fine. So how about a recommendation? G'wan, type
"electric roaster" into Google, we know how you operate.

Here, I'll help:

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006BIMC/?tag=bigspud-20">http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006BIMC</a>

...there's a nice big inexpensive one that seems to be well thought of.

> ... and actually a casserole dish like scalloped
> potatoes is better reheated and eaten the next day.

And she said "no." Get over it, jackass.

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From: RB <excite[at]home.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 22:40:04 -0800
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Chris Lemon wrote:
>>... and actually a casserole dish like scalloped
>>potatoes is better reheated and eaten the next day.
> 
> And she said "no." Get over it, jackass.

No, they said, and I quote: "Possible, but if an electric roaster will 
do the job, it would work out better." Now who's the jackass? Jackass. 
Besides where did you get the "she" from? It could be a guy for all you 
know moron. I usually don't argue wits with an unarmed person - or 
respond to trolls - but I just couldn't resist this one.

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From: zxcvbob <zxcvbob[at]charter.net>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 14:00:45 -0600
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Billie wrote:
> I'm looking for something that I can cook large amounts of scalloped potatoes.
> I don't have an electric roaster, but I'm considering buying one. I have done a
> google check and checked the Nesco website, and found that it can be used for
> scalloped potatoes. Has anyone used an electric roaster for something like this
> and what was the outcome?

Yes, I have used an 18 qt. roaster to make scalloped potatoes while working
at a local "soup kitchen."  The boiled sliced potatoes were made ahead of
time and were in big heat-sealed plastic bags.  We made a white roux in the
roaster (I think it was a cup of flour and a cup of margarine, and I added
about a half a small onion to the batch I made), added a gallon of milk and
cooked until it was thick.  Then we added, I dunno, about 20 pounds of cold
potatoes to each one and cooked for an hour or so, then added a few pound
of cheddar cheese.  The cheese should have gone in the white sauce, but
they didn't ask me :-)  They turned out pretty good, and we fed about 140
people with 2 roasters full of potatoes (and meat and vegetables, etc.)

Best regards,
Bob

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From: Bookwyrm <Bookwyrm[at]attbi.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2003 19:32:43 -0600
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Billie wrote:
> I'm looking for something that I can cook large amounts of scalloped potatoes.
> I don't have an electric roaster, but I'm considering buying one. I have done a
> google check and checked the Nesco website, and found that it can be used for
> scalloped potatoes. Has anyone used an electric roaster for something like this
> and what was the outcome?

Our church uses them for boxed scalloped potatoes for large group 
dinners all the time.

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From: Thierry Gerbault <ThierryGerbault[at]NOSPAM.att.net>
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2003 10:28:53 GMT
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Billie wrote:
> I'm looking for something that I can cook large amounts of scalloped
> potatoes. I don't have an electric roaster, but I'm considering buying
> one. I have done a google check and checked the Nesco website, and
> found that it can be used for scalloped potatoes. Has anyone used an
> electric roaster for something like this and what was the outcome?

An electric roaster will work just fine, but you will be missing a nice 
crusty brown top.

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From: pusssykatt[at]aol.com (Billie)
Date: 05 Apr 2003 13:50:14 GMT
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Thierry Gerbault wrote:
>An electric roaster will work just fine, but you will be missing a nice 
>crusty brown top.

Thanks...that was one of my concerns.

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From: Janet Bostwick <nospam[at]cableone.net>
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 07:37:48 -0700
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Billie wrote:
> Thanks...that was one of my concerns.

If you leave them in the roaster long enough, you can have the nice, crusty
brown on the bottom and sides instead.  (Which we prefer)

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 05 Apr 2003 14:51:10 GMT
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Billie wrote:
>Thanks...that was one of my concerns.
>
>Billie "STUPIDITY

Why are you continuing to lie... you never thought any such thing, in fact you
are incapable of thought... you fucking ingrate.


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