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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted November 05, 2012 - 02:36 PM

Being a big fan of Southwestern food and cooking, I have run across the Cowboy.Wok/Disco/Discada known by many names.. used for traditional one pot meals.
Made from recycled Disc Harrow blades by welding the axle hole shut. I understand these have been used in Northern Mexico and the Southwestern states for many years. I'm real tempted to make one.
Is anyone using them?
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Edited by JD DANNELS, November 05, 2012 - 07:44 PM.


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Posted November 05, 2012 - 04:41 PM

I would be leary of using a rusty old disc to cook on without doing a throrough cleaning and then a good seasoning........but looks like a neat way to cook.

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Posted November 05, 2012 - 06:35 PM

I would be leary of using a rusty old disc...


Maybe you could use one in better condition. Anyhow, it is going to be fired up pretty hot. I think that would burn any bugs living on it. I think it is a pretty cool idea!

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Posted November 05, 2012 - 06:59 PM

That's awesome...I want one!!

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Posted November 05, 2012 - 07:18 PM

That would be quite a wok!
Wife & I have eaten in a Mongolian Bar-B-Que that had a wok that was probably 6 feet in diameter!

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Posted November 05, 2012 - 07:38 PM

Well you can polish them up with a grinder sander or sandblast. Once you have a good polish on it you oil it down good with vegetable oil of choice or lard and fire it good to season the steel. Just like you would with a cast iron skillet or dutch oven. The more you use it and season it the better its going to work.
There is a lot of info on the net. Companies selling them and recipes. They are heavy so the freight would be steep if you ordered one already made. If you already have a turkey fryer or fish fryer you would already have the burner. Oh I forgot some people are weld in a 1-2 inch ring around the edge to use as fish fryers aand to make soups or stews. I;m thinking fajitas myself.
Im thinking it would be great for family dinners where you have 10 to 30 people to cook for.
Maybe a plow days?

Edited by JD DANNELS, November 05, 2012 - 07:52 PM.





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