June 24, 2011 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm #597622
On occasion I will give Mrs DZ a break and cook supper for the kids. We just bought a George Forman and while I’m quite good in the kitchen I never used a grill before. Any ideas for a good filling meal (not just franks or burgers) will be appreiciated.June 24, 2011 9:21 pm at 9:21 pm #781842goody613Member
grilled chicken! add some oil paprika garlic and salt easiest supper to makeJune 24, 2011 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm #781843TheGoqParticipant
Ive done salmon on the george, olive oil,salt,pepper,lemon
you can also grill some onions to put on top.June 26, 2011 2:29 am at 2:29 am #781844s2021Member
If ur looking 4 good dinner ideas, an oven usually works and bakes better. Also hope ur taking into consideration cleanup which is not too easy on a G.F.June 26, 2011 2:43 am at 2:43 am #781845OfcourseMember
Cleanup isnt the problem of the GF, Ive used parchment paper top and bottom (one long piece, bent in half, put in the grill before the food, long enough to cover the grill top and botton, short enough to let the liquid drip down, with the food in the center).
You just dont get the same taste and appearance as you do with store-bought grilled foods. The reason is that it doesnt get as hot as the professional grills do and the food on the GF ends up boiling in its liquid as opposed to getting grilled quickly. Its mushy, oozing liquid and dried out at the same time. I use it now and then, but Im never happy with the results on the GF. There are probbably more expensive grills made for home use that are better quality.June 26, 2011 3:02 am at 3:02 am #781846minyan galMember
s2021 – I have had my GF for over 15 years and unless use a sugar based sauce (like BBQ, etc) the grill cleans up very easily. You just have to do it while it is still hot. If you let it cool off, take a soaking wet paper towel and put in on the grill, plug it in and let it heat up for about 5 minutes – the steam created will loosen everything up. Just remember to have the edges of the towel that hang out of the gril positioned into the drip tray or you will have water everywhere.
Food prepare on the grill is far tastier than many prepared in the over – steaks, chops, burgers, chicken breasts – there are dozens of possibilities. Even side dishes are great. One of my favorites is to cut up some onions, mushrooms, peppers, zucchini, etc. Put it into a plastic bag and pour some Italian dressing over it. Let it sit for an hour (or more), drain then grill. Terrific.June 26, 2011 3:07 am at 3:07 am #781847sheinMember
What is a George Forman and how is it different than any other grill?June 26, 2011 3:25 am at 3:25 am #781848
A GF is an electrical grill.June 26, 2011 3:28 am at 3:28 am #781849sheinMember
And how is an electrical grill different than a non-electrical grill?
And why call it a GF rather than call it an electrical grill — and be inclusive of all electrical grills, including non-GF electrical grills?June 26, 2011 3:31 am at 3:31 am #781850
GF is a popular brand.June 26, 2011 3:58 am at 3:58 am #781851s2021Member
minyan gal- wow thats an interesting way of cleanup! I gotta try that!June 26, 2011 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm #781852ilovetheholylandParticipant
marinate veggies and grill em! tasty and healthy!June 26, 2011 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm #781853candy613Member
Make hamburgers, but before you stick them on, smother them in bbq sauce and put garlic powder and whatever spices you want on and stick on a piece of pastrami! It is so good you cannot even imagine!
>O<613June 26, 2011 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm #781854
Thanks everyone, keep them coming, I’m listening…(or should I say reading?…)June 28, 2011 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm #781855
OK, today I used my GF for the first time. I made chicken breasts, its took minutes to make and was a real hit. It was simple and delicious at the same time. Soon I will try Minyan Gal’s mathod of cleaning, I will let you know the results.June 28, 2011 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm #781856
“Cleanup isnt the problem of the GF, Ive used parchment paper top and bottom”
“You just dont get the same taste and appearance as you do with store-bought grilled foods. The reason is that it doesnt get as hot as the professional grills do and the food on the GF ends up boiling in its liquid as opposed to getting grilled quickly. Its mushy, oozing liquid and dried out at the same time. I use it now and then, but Im never happy with the results on the GF.”
Maybe the reason you are not happy with the results is because the parchment paper is covering the grooves under the food, blocking the liquid from draining.June 29, 2011 12:00 am at 12:00 am #781857TheGoqParticipant
dz was it a boneless chicken cutlet? how long did u cook it for? what spices?June 29, 2011 12:08 am at 12:08 am #781858
Goq; It was boneless chicken cutlet sprinkled with oil and spices (black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, parsley flakes), cooked for about 5 minutes.June 29, 2011 12:47 am at 12:47 am #781859Derech HaMelechMember
Speaking of shnitzel. If you want to bake your shnitzel instead of fry it, take honey and mustard 1:1 mix it and dip the shnitzel then toss them into bread crumbs and bake. It comes out really good.June 29, 2011 3:49 am at 3:49 am #781860cherrybimParticipant
A George Forman is not a grill; no grill flavor…more like a baked flavor.June 29, 2011 1:49 pm at 1:49 pm #781861bombmaniacParticipant
chuck the foreman and buy a proper grill…or at the very least a stovetop grillJune 29, 2011 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #781862
To cook with a real grill is a whole sport, on the GF its quick and easy.June 29, 2011 9:14 pm at 9:14 pm #781863adorableParticipant
GF is the best kitchen gadget to have around i think! my mother uses it all the time when she gets home late and didnt even start supper….
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