Slow cooker/crock pot
- Keep the lib dosed. If it is lifted constantly, the heat will dissipate and you will have to extend the recipe’s cooking time.
- Cooking time can vary from one slow cooker to another depending on its power.
- Avoid overfilling the slow cooker. If it is filled to the brim, it will take more time for the ingredients to start simmering.
- If a recipe is doubled, the cooking time will have to be increased substantially.
- It is important to cut all vegetables to the same size and place them on the bottom to ensure that they are cooked within the recommended time and avoid oxidizing the vegetables.
- The slow cooker does not brown the meat. If you wish, you can brown the meat in vegetable oil in a skillet first to seal in the juices. Then deglaze with a little liquid, reduce and cook in the slow cooker.
- In a slow cooker, food is cooked for several hours at low temperature. That is why it is important to choose very fresh ingredients.
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- An enameled cast iron dish is preferable for slow cooking in the oven. Its characteristics distribute the heat uniformly.
- It is recommended to preheat the oven.
- The pressure cooker is useful for cooking slow-cooked meals in a fraction of the time required by a crock pot or the oven.
- The cooking time is calculated from the point when th pressure increases enough to lift the valve.
- Avoid overfilling the pressure cooker. If it is filled to the brim, it will take more time for the ingredients to start cooking.
- To reduce the ambient pressure quickly when using the pressure cooker for slow cooking you can run water over the pressure cooker. However, you must ensure that the pressure has dropped to zero before opening it.