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Old 07-31-2012, 12:57 PM   #11
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Now that is one fabarooney idea re caramelised onions, would love to try that, how long would they keep do you think?

Oh god apart from the fact I hate chopping onions, I'll put me swimming goggles on.
They keep really well in the freezer for several months. I always light a candle and turn on the overhead fan when I'm chopping onions. It helps some If I remember, I'll pull out my mandolin - that makes it go a lot faster.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:17 PM   #12
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I'm new to slow cookers (I recently won one in a competition ).

Not looking for specific recipes, more tried and tested dishes that work well in slow cookers, and any favourite hints or tips.

My biggest success so far has been a Boeuf Bourgignon stew - that was really good, cooked for 6 hours and I like that the oven is free so I could make a cake too (always a bonus!).

Any ideas gratefully received.
Congrats, GQ. Stews, soups & roasts (w/ vegetables) turn out well. For roasts, trim off most of the fat, & brown/sear first. I place the veggies & potatoes on top so they don't get too mushy; and add them more toward the end of cooking time. Don't add too much liquid, or everything will be soupy. Bolognese, marinara, tomato sauce are good candidates for the SC. French Dip sandwiches are another favorite.

A site I like is:

365 Days of Slow Cooking: March Madness Day 9: Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushrooms

Have fun playing with your new slow cooker.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:53 PM   #13
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GQ - Kraft makes a Russian dressing. It's tomato based and very similar to French but with a bit different flavor. I think it may have more paprika in it. I've not tried it but you could experiment and sub French for the Russian. If you can find it, Catalina salad dressing may be closer to Russian for a better substitute. Other folks make Russian dressing that is more mayo based and very similar to thousand island but you don't want that for this recipe.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:09 PM   #14
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Also...

Ribs come out great in the SC. Add honey teriyaki marinade and toss in some mandarin orange segments, if you like. I rearrange the ribs halfway through cooking, so everything is sauced. Prior to cooking, you can spray the pot w/ nonstick cooking spray, so foods don't burn & stick to the pot. (My pot gets very hot, & food is cooked in 4-6 hours on LOW.)

Stuffed peppers turn out well.

You can steam artichokes. Prep the chokes, add some chicken broth, garlic cloves, & lemon juice to the pot.

Salmon (seafood) is another good candidate, but needs to be watched - about 2 hours on LOW. I have some notes for "pouched" salmon w/ bok choy (in white wine). Will go through my collection to give you the general idea if you like.
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You can use the slow cooker to make lots of caramelized onions with practically no effort. Put 3 lbs. sliced onions in the slow cooker, toss with 2 tbsp. evoo, 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt and cook on low for 10-12 hours. I think I stirred them at about the 8-hour mark. It works perfectly, and you can portion and freeze for later use in tarts, French onion soup, pierogies, etc.
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i was hoping that harry would have chimed in when i asked "what does a yellow traffic light mean" and answered with "slow down".

then i'd reply, "ok. whaaaaat doooooes aaaa yeeeellow liiiiight meeeeean".

this was a joke in reference to slow cookers.

not funny when you have to explain it.
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i was hoping that harry would have chimed in when i asked "what does a yellow traffic light mean" and answered with "slow down".

then i'd reply, "ok. whaaaaat doooooes aaaa yeeeellow liiiiight meeeeean".

this was a joke in reference to slow cookers.

not funny when you have to explain it.
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i was hoping that harry would have chimed in when i asked "what does a yellow traffic light mean" and answered with "slow down".

then i'd reply, "ok. whaaaaat doooooes aaaa yeeeellow liiiiight meeeeean".

this was a joke in reference to slow cookers.

not funny when you have to explain it.
I'm giggling, though. Seeing Jim in my head ... had to look up a video:

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lol,that's it!

thanks, gg.
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lol,that's it!

thanks, gg.
giggling gg? giggling?watched the clip you posted.....i've just wet meself....thanks for that....gotta go!!
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