Halogen ovens are perfect for people with a busy lifestyle, families and students. You can cook quick, easy and nutritious meals for all the family, as well as grill bacon, sausages, toast, chips, etc. Halogen ovens are very good for such dishes It is a healthy way to cook in halogen ovens as all the fat in the food drips to the bottom of the pan.
Here are some types of foods that are really suited to cooking with halogen oven.
All you need is a roasting pan. Setting a roasting rack over the pan will help to cook the chicken more evenly since air can circulate freely. With a roasting rack the chicken won’t be resting in its own drippings, which will give you crispier skin. Crispy, fragrant roast chicken skin is delicious. It is a bit fatty, though. But whether you eat it or remove it, always roast with the skin on, as it holds in moisture and keeps the meat from drying out. You can line the pan with aluminum foil. The full chicken will turn out golden brown and moist.
Pork and Beef
A halogen oven will cook almost any meat so it turns out tasting delicious. Steaks and bacon can be cooked just how you like, they can even be nice and crispy, which you will never achieve in a microwave oven.
A halogen oven works wonders when it comes to baked potatoes. They come out tasting firm and crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Again, that is something you won’t achieve in a microwave.
These are ideally suited to halogen cooking and turn out firm and crispy around the edges, but still soft and wholesome, that is something a microwave isn’t capable of.
a real attraction of a halogen oven is that you can cook many frozen foods right out of the freezer. There is often no need to thaw or pre-heat. Frozen sausages, pies, burritos and even vegetables – a halogen oven can deal with them all.
There are a few different ways to cook roast potatoes in the halogen oven.
You can choose to parboil your potatoes or cook them directly in the oven or you can cook with other vegetables or meat. You can choose to cook in the bowl or on a rack or everything together.
Potatoes Only, Par Boil First
Wash and peel the potatoes, cut them in half, boil in water for about 5 to7 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes, just to make them softer, coat in oil, place on the rack or tray and cook on 175°C from 45 minutes to one hour until they are crisp and golden.
Potatoes only, Directly into Your Oven
Wash and peel the potatoes, cut them into quarters. Cut the potatoes thinner or longer for faster cooking and to make sure they are cooked in the centre, coat in oil, place on the rack or tray and cook on 175°C from 45 minutes to one hour until they are crisp and golden.
Roast Potatoes with Meat or Chicken
Wash and peel the potatoes, cut them in half, place them into the halogen with meat, and set the temperature to 176°C (350F) and timer to about 30 minutes.