I honestly don’t know what else to call this…pan release maybe? not Pam because I can’t spray it.

The main issue is not what to call it but does it work?  Onboard as you by now know, I don’t have an oven but when one is needed I use my little stove-top Omnia Oven.  We found it so useful that Captain suggested we have one for land use and one for the boat.  The only problem with it is that unless it is well greased, things tend to stick and since water supply is limited on the boat,

I hate to have to soak anything unless absolutely necessary.  Spraying the pan with cooking oil doesn’t work well and I am not a big fan of PAM.  Using lots of butter has worked fairly well until I stumbled onto several recipes for  Homemade Pan Release which I call GOOP.

So here it goes.

My first GOOP-ing experience for the whole world to see…

GOOP – the recipe

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup grape seed  oil or other neutral tasting oil

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Mix all together until well combined.

Store in little mason jars until ready to use.

Spread onto cooking surface with a basting brush.

Check out my test recipe for Cheesy Corn Tamale Pie (recipe here)

to see how it worked.



inspired by I am Baker



GOOP - the recipe
Pan release that actually works
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  1. Mix all together until well combined.
  2. Store in little mason jars until ready to use.
  3. Spread onto cooking surface with a basting brush.

11 responses to “GOOP PAN RELEASE”

  1. […] Recipe for GOOP […]

  2. […] top and pinch to seal the edges. Coat your waffle iron with some pan release or Pam. My recipe for ‘Goop’ is now a must onboard. I paint it on and things slip away like magic Heat the waffle iron for […]

  3. […] spoon. Stir in milk and beaten egg.   I ‘painted’ the Omnia with my home-made goop (recipe here) It’s now my ‘can’t live without’ pan coating. Set Omnia base […]

  4. […] Goop worked like a charm!!!! …Check back tomorrow for the […]

  5. […] prepared my stove top Omnia Oven with a good coating of Goop (see recipe here). Then I piled the pasta mixture into the pan. After heating the Omnia base plate, I set the […]

  6. […] So, while all that creamy rich egg and milk mixture was soaking into the bread, I used my magic Goop to prepare my stove top Omnia Oven pan.  I’ve tried Pam as a pan release (don’t like all that aerosol smell), I’ve tried sprayed cooking oil and I’ve tried butter.  BG (Before Goop) the butter worked fairly well  but as you can see, after a gazillion uses of my treasured Omnia, it still looks brand new.  I make up little jars of it and keep them in the boat cooler. Recipe for Goop here. […]

  7. […] well and my boat Omnia (I have one for land and one for water) still looks almost new (recipe for goop here).  Now, with the insert, I have […]

  8. […] Inverted easily onto a serving plate. Quick release pan prep or what I call ‘goop’ makes it easy to keep from sticking.  Recipe here […]

  9. […] The following is a little simple economical vegetarian dish for tonight's supper loaded with lots of rich layered veggies, some eggs, and milk. Even though I now have the Omnia silicone insert, I still prepare the pan with a good coating of my homemade pan release (recipe here) […]

  10. Sharon Greeley says:

    I want to try this recipe, but I have one question. Is it stored in the fridge or not?

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