Say hello to the new pan in my life, this is the Ozeri Green Earth Pan (20cm)
Sexy isn’t he? In fact I love the green colour so much I’ve decided on a green theme for my new kitchen. (Did I tell you I was moving house next week?)
So what is the first thing I did when I received my lovely new pan? Well, I cooked something green in it of course.
Ok, not totally green but this is my giant falafel burger, and very tasty it was too. Falafel burgers are really easy to make, just add chickpeas, garlic, chilli and parsley to your blender and wizz to a thick paste. Then shape into a burger and fry until slightly golden and cooked through.
Besides the lovely green colour the Ozeri Green Earth pan has many other advantages.
- It’s a good sturdy pan although not too heavy.
- It’s ultra non-stick and you only need a small amount of oil
- It has a scratch free ceramic coating
- It has a bakelight heat resistant handle
and it’s green! No not just in colour, the Green Earth Pan is one of the world’s first frying pans to achieve non-stick perfection while remaining absolutely free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals.
What does that mean? Well, basically that no harmful toxins will be released into the environment while using this pan, even at high temperatures.
Of course, you may think that frying your food is unhealthy but if you need to fry why not do it with a pan that requires a tiny amount of oil. I cooked sweetcorn fritters which usually need a fair amount of oil to stop them sticking in a regular pan. I have to leave them on kitchen paper to drain after cooking. However, with this pan I was able to cook them with a lot less oil and there was no need for draining. They tasted better too. They also cooked quicker because the Green Earth pan is a better conductor of heat and can cook quicker than most pans. So you can turn your heat down too.
Now, pancakes anyone?
Disclaimer: I have received an Ozeri Green Earth pan for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own, so is the falafel burger!