- I've been trying to figure out how to get the weight down on frying on the trail. There are two items that are totally sustainably delicious to eat day after day (for me) -- Quesadillas and Bannock(sp?)
Quesadilla #1 Fry tortilla in butter, filling = cheese and crumbled bacon or other meat.
Quesadilla #2 Fry with butter, spread interior with butter, sugar and cinnamon.
I have the Jet Boil frypan which is about 9 oz. The jetboil itself requires a 1.3 oz. adapter to use the frypan. For a total of 10.3 oz. I may as well bring a brick to cook on. It just isn't worth it for a solo ultra-lighter.
I tried a light-weight disposable aluminum pie tin. The stove immediately burned a hole right through the middle of it.
Finally I found a light frypan for my modest frying jobs -- a Marie Callender Pie Pan. The pie pan is 6" diameter. It has stood up to 6 quesadillas so far. A folded-in-half 8" tortilla fits just fine. Total weight = 1.2 oz! That saves half a pound. I just happened to have this pie pan lying around. I'm sure any equivalent pie pan would be fine. It would be a delicious project to buy a pie and save the pan!
Total weight -- adapter and pie pan == 2.5 oz. Worth every gram.