Hey all, just a quick update this week. I’ve been thinking about more about the GoSun Go, and how to make the most out of it when camping and hiking. It’s capabilities as a quick and easy hot dog machine are pretty clear. But I kept wondering what else you could cook in it on the trail. Then suddenly, I had a flash of inspiration: GoSun Go omelettes!
So I decided to throw together a quick recipe and cook report. At the time of writing it was a clear and sunny day, but given the changeable nature of UK weather I knew I’d have to act fast to make the most of my cooking window. Here’s how it all shook out:
Like I said, time was of the essence and I had to move fast if I wanted to get this thing done before it rained. So this recipe isn’t exactly gourmet – but it’s what I had available. I figured it would serve as both a proof of concept and a good measure of how long omelettes would take in a GoSun.
So, this recipe is for a ‘tube’ omelette cooked inside the GoSun’s silicone trays. I used 2 whisked eggs – i.e. 1 per tray – some olive oil, 1/2 a red pepper (chopped) and 1 spring onion (chopped). Just add everything into the silicon tubes and then whack them into the GoSun. I also had some parmesan and basil on hand for garnish once the omelette was cooked. So, about as simple as it gets in terms of the recipe. Now on to the cookout…
Cooking My GoSun Go Omelettes
The weather was mostly calm and bright, but a little overcast. The temperature was about 19 degrees C, and there were some threatening looking rain clouds on the horizon. Not exactly ideal conditions for the GoSun – but I kind of liked that. It’s good to know how well (or not) a piece of equipment will perform in conditions that aren’t quite hunky dory.
Not only was the weather sub-optimal, I also wasn’t able to orient the GoSun as well as I’d like. Using the action stand, it’s possible to set the GoSun upright to concentrate the sunlight more directly on the Vacuum tube. But because my tube was full of liquid egg, having it in anything other than a flat position would just result in a mess. So I kept it horizontal, and as a result it caught less sun than it might have.
Having said that, the Go actually performed better than I expected. GoSun suggest the cooking time for a 3-egg omelette should be around 90 minutes in low to moderate sun. In the end, mine were done in just 75 minutes. If I’d had a little bit more consistent sunlight, it would have been done in well under an hour! And sure enough, the omelettes were delicious. Add in a bit of fresh basil and parmesan, and even a simple dish becomes next level 🙂
Overall, I think the omelette experiment was well worth it. The cook time was great considering the poor conditions – especially if you think of it as a ‘set it and forget it’ lunch or breakfast. Of course, if I’d been on the trail I would have used powdered eggs instead of fresh. If you were to combine that with dehydrated veg and dried parmesan as well, then you’ve got an easy, lightweight omelette package on your hands. Also, I’m still not totally over the sheer novelty / comedy value of having tube-shaped food. Totally worth it. But best of all? No fuel, no smoke, and no noxious gases for the planet to deal with.
That’s it for this week folks, I hope you enjoyed this GoSun Go omelette recipe. If you’ve got a great GoSun recipe you’d like to share, let us know in the comments – we’d love to try it out! And don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog for more tips, tricks and gear reviews from the trail. Until next time!