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Re: Filano of the day

Post by meepmeep » Tue Aug 05, 2008 18:23

Okay, so I've not had a filano then. Astrid said she made filanos, but she put them in the oven and apparently that disqualified them. Doesn't this make a filano a normal sandwich? In which case I have had one.
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Aug 05, 2008 18:25

We may be losing something in translation here. They go under the grill, as far as I'm concerned. But you may call that the oven.

Hang on - does anyone else put them in the oven? Am I going to have to go and form a separatist thread?

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by meepmeep » Tue Aug 05, 2008 18:34

Oven schmoven, grill schmill, it's all the same thing! The grill is in the oven (when you only use the heat elements at the top of the oven), so that means you do put them in the oven then.
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Aug 05, 2008 18:38

The heat elements in my oven are at the back.

I can't help but thinking you're trying to distract me from the issue at hand here.

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Aug 05, 2008 18:41

meepmeep wrote:I had my first filano last week. Or so I thought. Astrid made it and I was utterly disappointed. Not with the actual snack - it was delicious - but the fact that it's just a toastie made in the oven, a bit like a croque-monsieur or exactly what we in Sweden call a "warm sandwich". So it turns out I've had filanos all my life without knowing it. I obviously feel cheated.
now, i believe the difference between your run-of-the-mill warm sandwich and a filano is that the filano usually has some kind of tomato-ey topping underneath the normal toppings. like a pizza. but not.

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Aug 05, 2008 18:56

Does this mean... gasp!... that Astrid has been making...

...

...FAUXLANO?

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by meepmeep » Tue Aug 05, 2008 19:00

I don't even know what the issue is, haha. My oven doesn't even have a grill or anything because it's a very old school gas oven. Does that mean I can't make filanos?

Lynsey, I do have tomato puree or something similar under the toppings on my warm oven sandwiches, so that makes them the same as filanos, I think.
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by let it ride » Tue Aug 05, 2008 19:08

Exactly!

I think it's because we have an electric oven instead of a gas oven that this has caused confusion.

Filano in gas oven = on separate grill thingy
Filano in electric oven = super high up in the oven, on the grill setting, with the oven door open.
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Aug 05, 2008 19:24

My oven is electric and has the element on the back wall. Where does that leave me, eh?

You can come over here and bastardise the Great British Filano all you want, but don't dare mess with my head when it comes to grills and ovens. Some of these things are set in stone.

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Aug 05, 2008 19:25

what light wrote:with the oven door open.
Nice way to kill the planet, Astrid.

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by humblebee » Tue Aug 05, 2008 19:44

The filano phenomenon makes me think I must have left a certain Anorak meet-up too early the next morning.

I think I made cheese and leek filanos for breakfast this morning. They don't have to be on posh bread or anything, do they? They're still filanos if they're on white sliced?

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Aug 05, 2008 19:49

Classic filanoing, Pete.

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by Uncle Ants » Tue Aug 05, 2008 20:11

a layer of chips wrote:Classic filanoing, Pete.
Hmmmmmmmm. Filano huh?
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by let it ride » Tue Aug 05, 2008 20:24

a layer of chips wrote:
what light wrote:with the oven door open.
Nice way to kill the planet, Astrid.
But it makes no difference when it is on grill setting! I thought you were even meant to do it like that. Although both ways take about 5 minutes.

Yes, I get that you were joking but I feel all guilty now.
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by Colin » Tue Aug 05, 2008 20:25

You're definitely supposed to grill with the door open.

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Aug 05, 2008 20:26

Unless you're using the grill as a top oven.

Aren't cookers complicated?

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by alongwalkhome » Tue Aug 05, 2008 21:28

a layer of chips wrote:Unless you're using the grill as a top oven.

Aren't cookers complicated?
We call the door-open-grilling device (we don't have on-top-of-oven ones) a "broiler" just to fuck with your head.

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by meepmeep » Tue Aug 05, 2008 21:38

Why would you have to grill with the door open? I've never heard of anyone ever doing that before. It sounds both energy consuming, annoyingly warm and also dangerous for small children and pets.
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Re: Filano of the day

Post by Colin » Tue Aug 05, 2008 21:40

meepmeep wrote:Why would you have to grill with the door open? I've never heard of anyone ever doing that before. It sounds both energy consuming, annoyingly warm and also dangerous for small children and pets.
It says so in the manual for my oven. I'm not sure why really - to ventilate it? Grilling is only down to the proximity of the food to the element, you don't need to retain the heat like an oven.

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Re: Filano of the day

Post by Uncle Ants » Tue Aug 05, 2008 21:42

Colin wrote:
meepmeep wrote:Why would you have to grill with the door open? I've never heard of anyone ever doing that before. It sounds both energy consuming, annoyingly warm and also dangerous for small children and pets.
It says so in the manual for my oven. I'm not sure why really - to ventilate it? Grilling is only down to the proximity of the food to the element, you don't need to retain the heat like an oven.
I used the grill in my top oven once and accidentally shut it. The result was a considerable amount of smoke when I opened it again. I wasn't making Filano.
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