Loved this series and noticed how many of them used pressure cookers, one of those things I remember my mum using. I also remember her not really wanting it. My dad bought her one as they were fashionable at the time I guess but I can't remember her ever making anything noteworthy in it. My mum was never about speed when it came to cooking, so used it just to please him now and again.
But after watching this series with interest and seeing the great things they produced, OH and I bought one, the stove top one. Today we took a test run. Rolled a chicken in Paprika and pepper, then "fried" it in a small amount of coconut oil in the pressure cooker base for 6 mins, then added stock, garlic, lemon and marjoram. Then cooked it for 25 minutes on pressure. The meat lieterally fell off the bones and was delicious!
If anyone else uses a pressure cooker and has some great recipes (sweet or savoury) they can share with me (Magggzz springs to mind), I would be very appreciative
My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.
My mum had one which absolutely terrified me - she used it a lot and even took it on holiday with us!!! She'd do meatballs, stews etc in it - but the memory from childhood of that scary hissing steam has put me off ever getting one.
Post by Lancashire Lass on Jun 22, 2018 15:44:02 GMT
Never owned or wanted one but my mum did. She used to cook the Christmas Pud in it. Can’t remember if she used it for anything else though. I was taught how to use them in my Donestic Science class at school. It scared me as well. If it boiled dry, I knew it would explode hence never wanting one!
My mum had a Prestige pressure cooker in the 70's - terrifying things but made the most amazing rice pudding and any meat cooked in it was so tender. She gave it to me years later and because of it's size, I used to use it for making jam (not pressurised although I'm sure it would be great for jam). In fact I only gave it away 8 years ago when we had the new kitchen put in because it was an induction hob otherwise I'd still have it. It must be over 40 years old now and still going strong according to the friend I gave it to! I think you need to use less liquid than normal cooking because it doesn't evaporate.