An electric skillet is a skillet or frying pan with its own power supply. They are freestanding and are very useful if you don't have room for an oven. Electric skillets combine the best of both worlds: You can easily control their temperature and they free up space on the cooker. Here are some recipes for electric skillet cooking.
Using an electric skillet
Unlike traditional skillets, electric skillets come in a variety of sizes and shapes. They are usually rectangular in shape and have straighter pan edges and inner liner as well as a lid. It is easier to control the temperature in an electric skillet than with a traditional stove top skillet. Whilst you can use normal stove top recipes in an electric skillet, bear in mind that your electric skillet is capable of much more than a traditional skillet in that you can bake in it too. Here are some skillet recipes to get you started with your electric skillet. Your instruction book should come with more electric skillet recipes.
Preheat your skillet to 400 F/200 C. Take a 1.36 kg chicken and sprinkle salt inside the cavity. Add stuffing if required. Use toothpicks or skewers to close opening. Tie legs together and tie wings to the body with string. Rub the outside with a garlic clove or sprinkle with cayenne pepper as preferred. Pour 2 tbsp cooking oil to the skillet and brown the chicken on all sides. Turn heat down until pilot light goes out. Now, add 120ml water to the skillet, put lid on and cook for 30 minutes per 450g.
Preheat your skillet to 400 F/200 C. Wash potatoes carefully then dry with kitchen paper. Using butter or olive oil, lightly grease the skins and then prick all over with a fork. Rest the potatoes on a trivet or on metal skewers above the skillet pan. Put the lid on and cook for one hour.
Cakes and muffins can easily be cooked in an electric skillet. Place a layer or aluminium foil on the bottom of your skillet. Remove skillet liner and put lid on. Preheat to 275 F/140 C. Now, make your cake following your recipe as normal. Once skillet is heated, replace the liner and pour your cake mixture in. Place lid half-on the skillet and cook for 45 minutes. Remove the lid for the last five minutes to ensure that the top cooks through. Switch off skillet, place plate over skillet and invert to remove cake.