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Old 03-08-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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It's from the steamer line. There's a sauce that provides the steam. You'd end up with sticky dehydrated food if you did it your way. I bought two of them. The General Tso chicken includes rice. The potstickers has dough for the potstickers & rice. If you ever bought potstickers, they use steam to cook, even if you just buy a bag of frozen potstickers.
I defrost pot stickers and pan fry them to golden brown. Like I would do with pierogies. You can even add sauteed onions. It elevates the taste too...
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:51 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I defrost pot stickers and pan fry them to golden brown. Like I would do with pierogies. You can even add sauteed onions. It elevates the taste too...
Following instructions on bags of frozen potstickers, I've browned them, added a small amount of water, put the lid on them, & let them steam. Most of that steamer line has meat. The potstickers don't. Dumping the contents on something & sticking it in the oven will not produce a good result. That's what I responded to. I didn't address the snark in that other post, either.
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I would be lost without my microwave!
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Old 03-08-2018, 05:21 PM
 
Location: NYC
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If you have a collapsible steamer or the right size colander or strainer you could line it with lettuce leaves, put the food in and steam it over boiling water in a covered pot.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I can't figure out why someone in this day and age would buy frozen microwave meals when they don't have a microwave........
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:18 PM
 
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I can't figure out why someone in this day and age would buy frozen microwave meals when they don't have a microwave........
Because the OP didn't realize that it could only be prepared in the microwave.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:22 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I can't figure out why someone in this day and age would buy frozen microwave meals when they don't have a microwave........
Usually you can cook them in a regular oven. These cannot be baked in a regular oven. I almost never buy frozen dinners, but bought 2 of this particular line to get the plastic parts for something that I wanted to nuke. It was cheaper than buying the microwave tools. That's the only reason that I knew what she'd find if she opened a box.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I have a "Cajun Microwave" that cooks-up excellent whole pig.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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I would be lost without my microwave!
I never had a desire to nuke my food, have never owned one and will never as I approach 80 yrs young.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Usually you can cook them in a regular oven. These cannot be baked in a regular oven. I almost never buy frozen dinners, but bought 2 of this particular line to get the plastic parts for something that I wanted to nuke. It was cheaper than buying the microwave tools. That's the only reason that I knew what she'd find if she opened a box.
The plastic may not withstand being nuked multiple times. Some frozen meal packages will even advise you not to reuse them at all.
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