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Solar Cooked Man Food (AKA The Couch Potato)

by Cookie
(Sanford, NC)

The Couch Potato!!

The Couch Potato!!

Hide your forks Vegans!! I created the ultimate man food in my solar oven this weekend. I call it the 'Couch Potato', and as you can guess, it's main ingredient guessed it! Potatoes!!

I don't know about anyone else, but getting my beau to eat veggies requires a lot of coaxing. The only way he will eat any veggie is if it doesn't taste like a veggie. So what does an innovator like me do? ADD BACON!!

The recipe is as follows-


- 1 lb. bag of baby potatoes
- couple handfuls of shredded cheese
- FROZEN thick cut bacon
- couple spoonfuls of butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- chives or green onion
- 1/2 yellow onion

STEP 1- Warm up your oven!!! 250-300 degrees should do it

STEP 2- While you wait for your oven to warm up, slice the baby potatoes in half and line the bottom of your solar pot.

STEP 3- Slice yellow onion and layer on top of your potatoes

STEP 4- Add your butter or margarine, salt and pepper

STEP 5- Take your FROZEN bacon and slice off pieces. Think bruchetta. Layer the bacon on top of the onions and potatoes. Now its ready for the oven!!

STEP 6- Put that puppy in your sun oven with the LID ON and wait. Remember to wear oven mitts! I burned the crap out of my knuckles lowering the pot in. You want to check on it and align your oven every 30 min.

STEP 7- When bacon starts to look darker, but not crispy, open up your oven and add cheese and chives. Let it cook for another 20-30 min with the LID OFF.

STEP 8- Bring it to your honey on the couch during his favorite football game!

My honey scarfed the whole pot of these. And asks me when I am making it again!

Whoever said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach is right!



Great job Cookie,

This sounds very appetizing, right up my alley.

Thank you especially for the detailed description of the solar cooking process, very well illustrated with step by step descriptions.

Great photo!


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