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With a newly created solar oven design, I'm realizing I do not know how to cook in it! I spend so much time building it, but not enough time developing/gathering recipes. Thanks to a friend for her "garden pie" recipe. She calls it garden pie, because you can put just about anything in it. I describe it as a spiral quiche, but even that is not accurate. Check out the photos and give it a name!

Started the SolOve pre-heating, then went to the kitchen to put it together.

Super easy and a great presentation. I used a potato, 2 zucchini squash, 5 slices of bacon, 4 eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup cheese, a whole wheat pie crust, and various spices. Used an apple peeler to slice the potato and squash real thin. Laid them out with the bacon, and rolled it up. Once the roll was large enough, I placed it in the crust. Added milk, eggs, and spices in a bowl, and whisked. Poured over the spiral, making sure it was evenly distributed.

Into the oven which was at 250 degrees. (here is where I will do it differently. I should have let it pre-heat a little longer, 

and not used things from the freezer; thank you pie crust!). 

Once I put it in, the temp dropped to 175, but climbed back up to 225, where it hovered for a while. Within an hour, it was back up to 250. After 4 hours in the oven, I was sure it was cooked all the way through (there is bacon in this after all!). Added the cheese to the top and let it sit in the oven for 5 minutes.

It tastes really good! All the flavors come through. The bacon did not add all the flavor I thought it would, and gave me some worry with the cooking, so next time, I'll leave it out. Sure I won't miss it.

Keep the recipes coming!

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Comment by Liz & Dan on August 23, 2015 at 4:01pm

There are a couple resources I go to when I want to try new recipes beyond the books:

http://www.solarovens.org/recipes/index.html

http://www.sunoven.com/sun-cooking-usa/how-to-use/recipes

http://solarovenchef.blogspot.com

There are a huge amount on the sun oven website. It's really fun to go through them and have had good luck with the ones I've tried.

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