I am going on a longer than usual hike this summer (600+ km) and while on the trail I will be eating only meats and eggs together with cream and butter. Resupplying will be possible, but only maybe every 100km or so. I will be bringing some kind of camping stove with me, and there will be many opportunities for making a camp fire, but those will probably be made in the evening when there will not be much else to to than rest and eat.
I need a good frying solution for my food, since I would not want to eat only cold or boiled stuff for almost a month in a row.
The options seem almost limitless, but there is a good limit to what I will want to carry on my back Ideally the pan would be fairly wide, 25-30cm, have a metallic handle (that won't melt), and still not weigh more than say a kilogram. Non stick properties I would pass on given the opportunity since I will have butter to fry in, and also because a wood fire or petrol stove can be too hot for those plastic coatings.
Finding a frying pan made of stainless or carbon steel without the nonstick plating seems to be difficult today, especially when it needs to have a metallic handle, and weigh less than a cast iron pan. The Trangia frying pans weigh less than 200 grams, but are small, only 20-22cm wide, their largest pan is 24cm and weighs more than twice as much as the smaller ones. The MSR alpine frying pan is said to be over a kg in weight and it's the same size as the smaller trangias. Cast iron, 15-18cm diameter weighs over 1300grams.
I might need to bring some kind of metal mesh for grilling also, which will add to the weight unless I can put the frying pan on top of the fire, since a camp fire will be plenty nice to have once in a while. But if I can be without wood fire then I can leave the vildmarksyxa at home ... saving me 600 grams, and I would not need such a sturdy pan either. Hmmm. I am thankful for any advice on what to bring with me. (And thank you for reading!)