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Old 11-22-2012, 05:06 AM   #1
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I was thinkibg how convenient it would be if i could use my engine to cook myself a hot lunch for when im hunting and i was wondering if any of you guys had any ideas?

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:08 AM   #2
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The biggest trick is finding a nice flat surface.

You likely aren't going to be frying bacon and eggs, but you can heat some leftovers to a palatable temperature in the engine compartment.

Oh, beware the possible hazards of exhausts and... Just weird stuff getting into your food. I would recommend a microwave safe closed container.

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Old 11-22-2012, 06:18 AM   #3
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When I was in the Air Force we had what they called armored personal carriers (peace keepers) the story on those are for another thread, any ways, we would get foil packs, basically tv dinners, we would put them on the engine and heat them up, they would get nice and hot.
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Several years ago I was on a cross country trip with a highschool friend. We stopped by a creek in Idaho, and dropped a line in. She wound up catching a good sized rainbow trout, and she was trying to figure out how we were going to cook it while we were on the road. After cleaning it, I pulled out some aluminum foil, some lemon pepper, and some garlic salt. I seasoned it, wrapped it in foil, and layed it on the intake manifold of my truck. We drove three hours to our planned stop for the night, and I pulled the fish out of the engine bay. 3 hours at 190 degrees = One of the best maels I have ever had on the road! I did a venison roast this way once. I made the mistake of telling the others how it was cooked, (4 hour drive from western NY to Pittsburg) and no one in my wife's family would touch it. Worked out great for the wife, her daughter, and myself, because not only was it to die for, it was ALL ours.
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Yep- have done that. Double wrapped in foil, on the flat of the exhaust manifold. Slow cooked for about 3 hrs. Hobo dinner- pork chop, potato slices, onion, salt & pepper
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I have put canned good on the engine before I went into to the woods. They weren't hot when I came back but they were warm and a lot better than just laying on the seat.
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There is an entire cookbook about engine cooking, its called "manifold destiny"
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Yep. Make sure to double wrap the foil.
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You can get extra heavy aluminum foil for engine bay cooking, I used to do it all the time. The simplest way to do it is get a frozen burrito and wrap it in foil, place on the intake for about 30 minutes or so and check it. You can get the cookbook too. I just saw a Mythbusters yesterday where Adam and Jamie with the help of Alton Brown cooked an entire Thanksgiving meal in the engine bay of a car. Everything turned out except the gravy, but they called that soup and it still made the meal just under a different name.
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Heavy duty Aluminum foil is your friend.

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