Monday, December 13, 2010
Kiln Cooking a roast in Skutt kilns is exactly the same as cooking it in oven at home. Purchase a whole New York state roast in a cryovac bag. Preheat Cooking kiln to 350 degrees. Rinse the roast and then dry, in the photo above I have been cut in half so it would fit in the pan and cook faster. Season the roast with salt and pepper and perhaps a little garlic, roast in kiln at 350 degrees until it registers 125 degrees on instant read meat thermometer. Let rest for fifteen to 20 minutes. Degrease the pan juices, and serve on the side. because the heat in the cooking kiln comes from all around the roast the juices in the cooking pot do not boil, so they don't splatter.
It is not necessary to start the food at a higher temp to brown it. The side elements in the kiln act as an rotisserie and brown the food evenly.
Disclaimer: Both Skutt Kilns and Paragon Kilns would tell you not to try this. Especially if you fire a lot of lead based glazes. However I am sure my kiln is cleaner than your oven, really go look!
Download the Skutt Kilns Kilnmaster Manual click here (pdf)