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1/4/12 11:09 P

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I had an electric wok until very recently - it was my mother's and she bought it in the late 80s! A few months ago, the electrical element broke and I haven't replaced it.

I did prefer the wok to to using a skillet but your stir fry should come out just fine if you use a skillet to cook it. I've noticed that I tend to use a tiny bit more oil and my food takes longer to cook in the skillet, but all my recipes end up tasting the same in the end. :)

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11/17/11 3:03 P

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I, too, use my cast iron skillet. Some times I use a double boiler method when it doesn't require "cooking" like raw meat. A drop of oil and food is heated without drying out, like in a microwave.

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11/17/11 5:37 A

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large sautee pan works for me!



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11/16/11 11:47 P

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I just use a very large pan. It works well.

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11/16/11 9:19 P

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The wok is just a frying pan made in a cone shape - any frying pan/skillet will do. I stir fry a lOt! I do most of my dinner veggies that way. I rarely use oil - mostly continual little sips of water. It's a great way to get more dense veggies (like carrots) heated through while staying crunchy. I cook rice and freeze in portion sizes, so stir fry is a quick meal with leftover meats from yesterday. I throw the rice & meat in the microwave to thaw while I'm doing the veggies.

Stir frying also gets me to eat more veggies. Go for it!

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11/16/11 8:07 P

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I stir fry most of my vegetables I just use a skillet to do it. I figure they work just as good as a wok.
I just stir fried some baby bok choy last night it was really good. I stir fry my cabbage and brussel sprouts. Some times I just do single veggies and other times I combine them.
I don't think you need the wok to do it.
Its a good healthy way to prepare veggies it just takes a small amont of oil I use canola oil.


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11/16/11 6:43 P

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I have done stir fries and just used a heavy cast-iron skillet. I think it works just as well. It's a great way to cook a quick meal that's full of nutritious veggies.

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11/16/11 6:09 P

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Read this article today on SP and it made me realize that maybe I should give it a try. I don't yet have a wok pan, but maybe I can gift that to myself for Christmas.

Do you do stir fry? If so, do you use a wok or the large heavy sautee pan in lieu of the wok pan?

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