Friday, March 16, 2007

Pot steamer

The ocassional steamed dish can be difficult for many households as they often do not have the traditional steamer.

I rummaged through my cupboards to see what I could use if I wanted to do some steaming using existing kitchen utensils.

The following set up could easily be used to steam homemade chee cheong fun.

This cast iron pot is 10" in diameter with a height of 4½".

Use a bowl, small pot or any available container to elevate the food tray - high enough so that the boiling water will not get into the food during the steaming process.

The food tray is put on top of the bowl.

The food tray is just one of my baking trays which fitted perfectly into the pot.

Food is covered during the steaming process.