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A hot truck engine is good for more than just heating up the surrounding air . Talk about tail pipe cooking, Southern Style!


I HEARD A TALE - OF A TAIL PIPE - a very unusual tale.

The way things are going, you can practically boil an egg in your car. Well, the idea is not so far fetched after all.

A man told his tale about using an extension on his truck's tail pipe to strap a metal gallon sized bucket for cooking in camp fires he got from an Army&Navy store. So he connected that bucket with a lid on it, to that tail pipe's extension. One time he put beans in the bucket and seasoned the beans with garlic and onions, and then he tightened the lid down with two clamps on either side.

He would drive to work about 12 to 15 miles and another 12 to 15 miles back home. At his job site, his pick up truck sat all day in the hot Texas sun.

His dinner would be ready when he got back home. Sometimes he would cook a roast instead.

So, that idea I had earlier about putting a TV Dinner on top of the engine under the hood to cook it wasn't so bad after all.

I imagine if you Google it, Tail Pipe cooking on the road. you might come across some articles about it. :)

Here is a hot link for you to take a look at. LOOK AT THIS ARTICLE ASAP .

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MegL wrote on July 11, 2018, 1:39 PM

I have heard of a car's bonnet (hood) being so hot you could fry an egg on it but never before using the tail pipe to cook a meal. Very innovative, provided none of the exhaust gases get into it! I see there is a whole load of info on this. eg

Last Edited: July 11, 2018, 1:42 PM

lookatdesktop wrote on July 11, 2018, 1:50 PM

Thanks for the provided link. I also added a link in my post, after a quick edit just now. Take a look at it You will like it. It is about using the attachment to the car's tail pipe. Well, here's the link for you here:

MegL wrote on July 11, 2018, 3:47 PM

Looks like these cook patties well done which is much better than the medium rare ones they wanted - not healthy, I don't think.

VinceSummers wrote on July 11, 2018, 5:35 PM

I'm not a huge fan of pinto beans, but I'll bet they'd be good with about a 50-50 smoked meat ratio. My pea soup is high in ham. I'm thinking of cutting back to about 25% ham.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 11, 2018, 8:56 PM

Sounds yummy.

VinceSummers wrote on July 11, 2018, 9:07 PM

Oh, it is... it is... Trouble is, I can eat the whole pot of the stuff. And believe me, if I have, you don't want me around...

lookatdesktop wrote on July 11, 2018, 9:12 PM

Well, I read an article about the year 1930, when a person came up with the idea of using the exhaust fumes from the car's engine to circulate inside a broiler of food and it was most likely determined to be toxic. But people were pretty much naive back in those days about things.

MegL wrote on July 12, 2018, 6:35 AM

LOL. But the stuff should be good for you!

VinceSummers wrote on July 12, 2018, 7:03 AM

At least I'm eating my vegetables! But the delicious taste combination of dried peas and smoked ham are simply amazing. How is it one of the ugliest animals, the pig, produces meat that is somewhat bland, but which can be processed into delicious things like bacon, maple sausage links, and ham?