Cooking on the road

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking in the Truck | Trucker Recipe Forum' started by bstrong3, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. OONewbie

    OONewbie Light Load Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: May 9, 2015
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  3. nshore harleyguy

    nshore harleyguy Medium Load Member

    Feb 8, 2014
    I don't eat out much either but I have the same problem with Iron skillet. Every 2 months or so I eat at 1 I go back to my truck just start to relax and I am rushing back to there bathroom LOL
  4. bstrong3

    bstrong3 Light Load Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Cape May, NJ
    Thanks for the info, I hope to have some recipes made up for quick meals on the road.:biggrin_255:
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  5. MrMustard

    MrMustard Road Train Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    Dayton, Ohio
    When I drove OTR, I used a small crock pot and a 300 watt inverter that plugged into the lighter plug. The inverter wouldn't drive the crockpot on the high setting, but worked great if you kept it on low. You'd be surprised how many meals can be prepared in a crockpot. Just about any kind of meat, rice, I even made spaghetti in it. Pasta is pretty easy, just add the dry pasta to the sauce about 15 minutes before you're ready to turn it off. Rice dishes always came out perfect, with virtually no interaction from me at all. With rice dishes, just add everything to the crockpot, turn it on, drive a couple hundred miles, pull over and enjoy.

    Avoid the 12 volt appliances, including the 12 volt crock pot, you find in the truck stops. They're junk. All the 12 volt appliances that heat up, the wires become brittle within a month and break. It will either end up in the garbage if it doesn't burn your truck to the ground.
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  6. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

    May 7, 2011
    The only problem with a crock pot is having to SMELL what is cooking ALL DAY until it is FINALLY time to pull over and enjoy it! If you don't typically get hungry during the day, you will...and if you DO tend to want to snack during the day, smelling that meal cooking is pure torture.

    I only use the crock pot here at home when I'll be out of the house. Doesn't matter if I'm just in the yard or if I make a trip into long as I ain't inside the house smelling what's cooking.
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  7. davis19552

    davis19552 Bobtail Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Dade City, FL.
    You can get a crockpot from Walmart for $15. I cook all my dinners in it: jambalaya, spaghetti and meatballs, vegetable stew, chicken black beans and rice, etc... Just throw the meat in the crockpot with a can of condensed soup ( such as cream of chicken soup, my favorite) and any veggies that you like. Let it cook for 6-8 hours, then add a starch like rice or noodles with some water. Wait 30 mins and serve. Also a hot plate is a must have for a drive looking to cook out of his truck and save money. Get a cast iron skillet and cook fresh eggs and sausage in the morning. Also I use it to sear steaks or cook hamburger patties.
  8. Six9GS

    Six9GS Road Train Member

    Dec 3, 2012
    Yuma, AZ
  9. Smooth_Operator

    Smooth_Operator Light Load Member

    Jun 29, 2015
    Crock pot and griddle. Everything from pancakes to steaks to bbq.

    You just need to make sure your truck has the ability to support the cookware, i.e. inverter, apu (if you cant idle) a fridge, etc
  10. SmokeyDiesel

    SmokeyDiesel Bobtail Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Is this the shake and bake thread?
  11. realdesertkickin

    realdesertkickin Heavy Load Member

    Nov 18, 2013
    Tustoned Arizona
    Another tidbit....My chick always uses clear plastic bags (cooking bags?) in the slow cookers..
    The stuff always cooks right, and the cooker stays clean..
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