Use the Broiler Pan
Use the broiler pan. You read that correctly. Use your broiler pan for more than just broiling. And, by the way, do you ever use the broiler function on your oven? Lots of people use their broiler pan and rack for cooking bacon, but I believe that's it.
How do I use my two broiler pans? Yes, I use them to cook bacon, of course. But I also use them to:
- Roast chicken with vegetables.
- Bake a sheet cake. (Trim the edges when the cake has cooled, and no one will know.)
- Store ripening tomatoes. You'll want to set them of top of the rack for proper air circulation.
- Use with flour or breadcrumbs to dredge fish or pork chops or just about anything for frying.
- Mix large batches of ingredients like meat and marinade or vegetables and olive oil before roasting. As a matter of fact...read on.
- Roast vegetables.
- With the rack, broil hamburger patties or lamb chops.
- Broil eggplant for eggplant parmesan when you don't want to fry. Brush each slice with olive oil and broil one side. Flip and do the other side. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with grated Parmigiano.
- Bake a Greek SPANAKOPITA! I must admit, this is my favorite use for the broiler pan. In traditional Greek cuisine, the baking pans are quite large. We cook once and eat many times. We also like to share with neighbors, friends and those who live alone.