After I made my Sun S’mores the other week, I began to wonder about other things I could cook outside. Sun tea, naturally, was one idea, but I was also thinking about stuff like boiling water for pasta, or frying eggs. I’ve always heard there is a myth about how hot it needs to be to fry an egg in the sun — why not research it? Surprisingly, I came up with quite a few different things that can be cooked using the power of the sun. I’ve done a few, as you will see, and plan to try a few more soon. For example, with tomato season upon us, I think I might plan to try my hand at sun dried tomatoes soon — made without the oven!
Sun S’mores 1 of 5S'mores can actually easily be made without a campfire on a bright sunny day. Engage your kids in a little science experiment and show them how to harness the power of the sun using aluminum foil.
Make Sun S'mores
Sun Tea in a Jar 2 of 5All it takes is warm direct sunlight to brew a delicious jar of fresh tea. Once it is brewed, pop it in the fridge to chill!
Make Sun Tea in a Jar
Sun Dried Tomatoes 3 of 5
As Todd and Diane of White on Rice show us, it is completely possible to make sun dried tomatoes solely using the power of the sun. Once you have your batch made try making this delicious
Baked brie with sun dried tomatoes and thyme
Couscous (yes, really!) 4 of 5Boiling water using the sun is more complicated, but these easy instructions show you how to make your own solar cooker using household products. Once you've got it up and running simply bring water to a boil, add the couscous and remove it from the heat source. The couscous will cook in five minutes. Then you can use it to make one of these 7 delicious couscous dishes
Fried Eggs 5 of 5Bill Nye the Science Guy actually set out to see whether or not it was possible to be so hot you can fry an egg on the sidewalk - just like the popular phrase. And guess what he found? If the temperatures are high enough it IS possible to fry an egg! Once you've fried up your egg place it on top of some bacon
to make an awesome breakfast sandwich
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