Have you seen these?
It's a global sun oven. I bought mine from Crystal at Everyday Food Storage for a good deal. She's having a sale on them right now!
I tried mine out for the first time this week. I had a frozen whole chicken that I'd purchased from a co-op for pasture-raised poultry and read online that the sun oven can cook a chicken from frozen to browned and juicy in 4 hours. I decided to give it a try!
I rubbed the frozen bird with butter and patted fresh herbs from my garden all over it, set it in an enamel pot, closed the glass lid on the oven and positioned it to face the sun per the directions.
I checked on the position of the oven several times during the 4 hour cooking time, adjusting it slightly each time to line up with the sun. The temperature fluctuated a little but held steady enough to cook it just fine. At 3 hours, it started to smell like roasted chicken in my side yard! Mmmmm! It was really cool, cooking something with just the power of the sun! I can see this oven coming in handy for cooking during the summer so my kitchen doesn't get hot and to save $ on energy bills. I think it will make meals a snap while camping, too!
|Nice & brown & fragrant! You can see all that nice moisture held inside.|
At about 3.5 hours, the roasted chicken was ready to take inside and rest for a few minutes before serving. The chicken was SO yummy! It was very moist and smelled and looked just like a rotisserie chicken. My family ate it and enjoyed it, kids and grown-ups alike. I served it alongside baby carrots and homemade pasta salad.
It makes me excited to consider the possibilities of things we can cook in this neat contraption. Anything that you can bake in a normal oven or on the stovetop, you can cook in a sun oven, apparently. "Unboiled" eggs, homemade bread, and chocolate chip cookies are next on the list!
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