Friday, May 4, 2012

Stir Frying in the Pouring Rain!

First off, my apologies for the crapiness of this image!  This was taken on 5/3/12 by Eddie Schertzer on his cell phone in the pouring rain!
We had been planning to make stir fry for the past several days, but scheduling and other b.s. had gotten in the way, so we'd decided to put it off until BFC Night!  It just so happens that a huge storm rolled in after a record-breakingingly hot day, but Schertz was bound and determined to make this stir fry happen!  He toughed it out much better than the rest of us, having built and stoked the flames for two hours in a downpour as we bided our time awaiting a reprieve so we could try to cook it up in a hurry.   Most of us, myself included, had been nay-saying and poo-pooing the idea of cooking in the rain, but Schertz did an admirable job of making us wait patiently until we had a short break in the weather.  We were just about to give up and just cook everything in woks inside when we finally got the break in the rain for which we'd waited so long!  It wasn't until 10:40 that we actually began throwing the ingredients on the hibachi!  We didn't end up eating until shortly after 11 PM, but it was well worth the wait!  First off, cooking this volume of food would have been tough in the single wok that I had on-hand because there was just so much of everything and we needed to make sure we were able to feed all six of us hungry folks.  Secondly, there's just nothing quite like cooking on a hibachi grill.  The way the food comes out is just amazing!  

Upon completion of the stir fry (ok, it was really more of a fried rice than a straight-up stir fry), we all chowed down & there was more than enough for all of us to have our fill!  We all really enjoyed the way it came out and, had it not been for Schertzer's determination, we would certainly have not made the stir fry on the hibachi in the pouring rain!!  Moral of the story:  Don't let a little rain piss on your (willingness to make) stir fry!!  

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