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Old 05-14-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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In praise of pressure cookers

there have been a couple of threads recently about slow cookers/crock pots & i swear by mine.fill it up in the morning,come home from work to a hot meal..fab!but,in some respects i prefer my pressure cooker.prepare the ingredients in the morning,as you would for slow cooking,come home at night,in the cooker....15-20 mins later hot meal.
personally i prefer the pressure cooker because i think the pc has the edge on flavour compared to the same dish in a sc,a 140 watt sc on for 6 hours uses more than twice the power that a pc on a 1200watt hob plate for 20 mins uses & my pressure cooker helped me end a relationship with a clingy girlfriend!what? i hear you ask(well i would if anyone was reading this drivel!)did you whack her with it? no.we were out shopping,she was nagging to move in,i wanted a pressure cooker,she kept pointing at the big family size ones,i picked up the small model that was described as"ideal for one" & said "this'll do fine" ahh well....!!
my fav pressure cooker meals are:
irish stew(a taste from my childhood-bolas & i still reminisce about it) neck end of lamb(lots of bone,lots of fat=lots of flavour),big chunks of potato,carrot & onion,chicken stock,salt,lots of ground black pepper & if you want to be cheffy some fresh thyme too.
cheats souvlaki(well it tastes a bit like it!) thick cut pork shoulder steaks,lemon juice,chopped garlic,greek oregano,chopped parsley,olive oil,red wine vinegar,salt,ground black pepper,chicken stock
what do you cook in your's

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Old 05-14-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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thanks for the ideas, harry. i received a pressure cooker for christmas from the dw, but have yet had a chance to use it. i think it will come in use in the summer months as the weather heats up.

i'll have to try an irish stew or the mock-souvlak that you mentioned.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
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thanks for the ideas, harry. i received a pressure cooker for christmas from the dw, but have yet had a chance to use it. i think it will come in use in the summer months as the weather heats up.

i'll have to try an irish stew or the mock-souvlak that you mentioned.
always a pleasure bucky! take a look at the post i made this morning on the "butter chicken" thread.it's for yoooohoooo!!
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Irish Stew is a bit like Scouse innit Harry, perfect for this type of cooking.

However, I am still in therapy after an unfortunate incident with an exploding pressure cooker which covered me and the kitchen in hot mash. It wasnt a good look.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:35 AM   #5
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Irish Stew is a bit like Scouse innit Harry, perfect for this type of cooking.

However, I am still in therapy after an unfortunate incident with an exploding pressure cooker which covered me and the kitchen in hot mash. It wasnt a good look.
hey gravy,you're back....missed you!
scouse?blind or lob what's your preference.love both & it probably is derived from irish stew as most of the irish immigrants came in through liverpool docks,home of scouse,the beatles & your luvverliness of course!
wish you hadn't mentioned the exploding pressure cooker....think you may well have killed me thread............ha!!
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Lobscouse has norwegian origins H - they used to come to Liverpool something to do with whaling at one point. Although also, everyone in Liverpool has irish connections too (myself included!) so its a mish mash. (not to be confused with hot mash).
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Lobscouse has norwegian origins H - they used to come to Liverpool something to do with whaling at one point. Although also, everyone in Liverpool has irish connections too (myself included!) so its a mish mash. (not to be confused with hot mash).
or exploding mash..........!
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So you leave the meat at room temperature all day long? In the pc?
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Corned Beef Dinner
Chicken and Dumplings
Ham Hocks for split pea soup
Pork Shoulder for pulled pork

I had an explosion once, a long time ago. It was traumatic at the time, but did not still my passion for using the pressure cooker.
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I've been considering buying a new electric PC for a while now. I had one as a new bride and I know they have improved a lot since that old time bomb I had.

For me, Crock Pots seem to produce food that has that weird overcooked flavor too much of the time. Before someone feels the need to defend their CP,mine can be useful but only occasionally.

This is the PC I'm about to order....great reviews.

Amazon.com: Cuisinart CPC-600 1000-Watt 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker, Brushed Stainless and Matte Black: Kitchen & Dining
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