The Ins and Outs of Outdoor Cooking
If you have a home in the country, you probably have a lot of extra space to add fun things like a fire pit, Dutch oven or a built-in grill to your patio. Having these gadgets will allow you to get creative with cooking meals outdoors and entertaining your family and other guest. If you’re interested in spicing up your outdoor living space with some cooking equipment, here are some fun ideas.
Probably the most common method of outdoor cooking is the grill. Whether you use charcoal or propane, you can easily prepare meat, veggies and even your sides easily and quickly. It also gives your food a nice flavor that your stove or oven just can’t. If you want to cook veggies or sides, put them in some foil with seasonings of your choice and throw it on the grill. It’s so easy!
While you might just think of traditional fire pits as decoration for your back yard, you can actually cook a nice meal on them just like you would on a camp fire. In a fire pit you can use wood, charcoal or even a mix. All you need is a fire pit grill and basic utensils like tongs and a plate to get started and then you can basically cook anything you would normally cook on the stove with a hint of a smoky flavor.
If you’re looking for something to get your meat a little tenderer with a different flavor, try a smoker. They are relatively easy to use and affordable to operate (you can use twigs and charcoal to light).
Typically used for frying turkeys, an outdoor fryer surprisingly has many uses. You can cook everything from roasted prime rib and fried fish to boiling fresh corn on the cob and canning vegetables. Some even use it to make a stir fry.
If you’re looking for some recipes to try with your new outdoor cookware, there are plenty available online. Need some extra space for all your new gadgets? United Country Real Estate is your go-to source for country homes and other rural real estate nationwide. Start your search today at www.UnitedCountry.com.