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Old 12-30-2017, 07:41 PM   #1
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I'm curious if I'm the only roadtrip hot engine chef out here or if there are others that know how to multitask as they drive. I have been cooking meals, meats, sausages, and heating up all kinds of foods on my engine blocks over the years while I drive my road trips. Please fess-up if you are smiling, and share one of your aluminum foil wrapped recipes!
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:49 AM   #2
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Very interesting, this is something that I used to do on a regular basis. Back in the 60's in the military most of my time was spent on the move. A can of C rations on the manifold of the engine worked great. Only problem was one time I had an explosion under the hood. I guess I did not put a big enough hole in the can and my Diner was all over the hood and engine.
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LoL Shortkid. Beats the smell of exhaust fumes any day. Growing up, my mom made several pot roasts and such on longer trips. All too often, we would get a whiff of the food. Made for a loooonnngggg day and hunger until we finally got to eat!
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:18 AM   #4
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99% of the time I bring a lunch to work and I'm in a truck with no microwave around lunchtime. I wrap the food in foil place over exhaust manifold and in a few minutes my food is warm and ready to eat.

Been doing it for years!
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Old 01-01-2018, 05:45 AM   #5
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I got a old metal lunch box from the 80s. It's a GI Joe one. Have it bolted under the hood of my truck. When I'm out off roading and start getting hungry I throw some premade burritos wrapped in foil out of my cooler in there. Close the metal latch and continue on down the trail. Within about 30 minutes they are usually ready. Have thrown wings in there, hamburgers and hot dogs...works great.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:56 AM   #6
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These work great. 12v oven. Most truck stops sell them for around $30.

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Old 01-01-2018, 09:39 AM   #7
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One of my Snowmobile buddies bought and installed a "Hot Dogger" on his Ex pipe! I always rode close to him when he was "Cooking"! Large groups were a challenge for him,He Quit "Cooking" after people started Bitching that He didn't furnish,Mustard,relish,krout,catsup,mayo,for His "FREE Hotdogs"! Then they called him a "Cheap *****"! Youroo!!
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One of my Snowmobile buddies bought and installed a "Hot Dogger" on his Ex pipe! I always rode close to him when he was "Cooking"! Large groups were a challenge for him,He Quit "Cooking" after people started Bitching that He didn't furnish,Mustard,relish,krout,catsup,mayo,for His "FREE Hotdogs"! Then they called him a "Cheap *****"! Youroo!!
HaHaHa. Now that brings back memories. My sled had twin pipes meaning 2 hotdoggers. One for perogies and one for sausage. They worked great.
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HaHaHa. Now that brings back memories. My sled had twin pipes meaning 2 hotdoggers. One for perogies and one for sausage. They worked great.
With the added flavor of "2 Stroke Oil"! Youroo!!
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Didn't Alton Brown have a show once where he did this on a motorcycle?
I remember him coming roast beef under the catalytic converter of his BMW
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Didn't Alton Brown have a show once where he did this on a motorcycle?
I remember him coming roast beef under the catalytic converter of his BMW
Your memory may be correct, but I think you are mixing up two shows.
Alton had a show where he traveled around on his bike. He also did a mythbusters show where they cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner on a Cadillac engine and exhaust.
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I was a deckhand on a riverboat one summer. I used to take cans of Chef-Boyardee ravioli and warm then up on the boats engine. I learned very quickly to punch a small hole in the can to let out pressure. The first time I forgot, it exploded, got tomato sauce everywhere, and started a small fire on the engine. The Captian was p.o'ed something fierce. I had to clean up all the mess, AND I didnt have anything else for lunch.

Seems funny now, but back then it was a tragedy!

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