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Anyone else use a pressure cooker? (vanity)
05.31.2010 | Me

Posted on 05/31/2010 6:46:20 AM PDT by 2aberro

I'm a single guy that does almost all my own cooking. Mostly beans, soups, and chicken.

These pressure cookers, (at sea level) speed up the cooking times dramatically!. Also, for reheating leftovers, its great!

Last night, I found a store bought rotisserie chicken that was half eaten and 6 days old in the frig, most would throw it out. Not me! Pop it in the pressure cooker, add a little water, can of Mushroom soup, bring up to pressure (15psi) for 5 mins, damn it was good!


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Dry beans: hot soak one hour, drain, add cold water, bullion cube, cayenne pepper, onion power, ketchup, cumin. Bring to pressure, cook 7 mins, take off heat and put in sink of cold water to cool, done. Store in frig in the pot for a week of easy meals ;-)

Read instructions on over filling,,, DON'T!

1 posted on 05/31/2010 6:46:20 AM PDT by 2aberro
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To: 2aberro

I use an electric one that I can set the temperature.


2 posted on 05/31/2010 6:48:14 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: 2aberro

SIL was using the pressure cooker yesterday to make chile beef as a quick snack for guests.


3 posted on 05/31/2010 6:49:44 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: 2aberro
BTW best not to buy a pressure cooker at a yard sale that has a bulge in the bottom.
4 posted on 05/31/2010 6:50:40 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Don't go chasing waterfalls.....)
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To: 2aberro

Mostly beans? Maybe there is a reason your single?


5 posted on 05/31/2010 6:51:49 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: 2aberro
I haven't used one for 30 years but I may go out and buy one today. I forgot about how versatile they are. These were the microwaves of the 1920’s or ‘30’s.
6 posted on 05/31/2010 6:52:25 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: 2aberro

Great for making Cheese!

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7 posted on 05/31/2010 6:52:40 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: 2aberro

Always buy one that will fit 2 possums or armadillos, depending on your location.


8 posted on 05/31/2010 6:53:12 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: 2aberro

Try a Korned beef in one. Delicious. I do my pea beans in a pressure cooker before I bake them. Really tender.


9 posted on 05/31/2010 6:53:53 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
These were the microwaves of the 1920’s or ‘30’s.

Yeah, but can you burn popcorn in one?

10 posted on 05/31/2010 6:54:00 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: 2aberro

I use mine for canning.


11 posted on 05/31/2010 6:55:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: rstrahan

I have found it difficult to find cook books specifically for pressure cookers. There are thousands for crock pots and slow cookers but not for pressure cookers. Anyone have any recommendations?


12 posted on 05/31/2010 6:56:20 AM PDT by csmusaret (The Obamassiah calmed the angry seas by casting oil upon the water.)
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To: 70th Division

Now here is a tip. put the chicken in the pressure cooker and when its done roast it in the oven

Broasted chicken! Its awesome!


13 posted on 05/31/2010 6:56:29 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: outofsalt

Once upon a time, a Prince asked a beautiful Princess...
“Will you marry me?”

The Princess said “NO!”

And the Prince lived happily ever after,ate beans, and rode motorcycles and went fishing and hunting and played golf and dated women half his age and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up .

The End


14 posted on 05/31/2010 6:58:01 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: t1b8zs

Amen


15 posted on 05/31/2010 6:59:13 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: outofsalt
Mostly beans? Maybe there is a reason your single?

Forgot to add that I put a half teaspoon of baking soda in the hot soak. Flatulent free beans ;-)

PS, Did I say anything about being abstinent? ;->

16 posted on 05/31/2010 6:59:33 AM PDT by 2aberro
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Yes. Try it. We did it years ago. The kernels all pop and won't burn as the temp can be regulated.
17 posted on 05/31/2010 7:01:06 AM PDT by duckln
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To: t1b8zs
hahahahaha
...and they both lived happily ever after ;)
18 posted on 05/31/2010 7:01:38 AM PDT by denfurb (proud Mama, 6 girls and 1 boy)
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To: mylife

I wish I had the guts to put oil in a preasure cooker. But I am a coward.


19 posted on 05/31/2010 7:01:41 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: 2aberro

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broasting


20 posted on 05/31/2010 7:02:29 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: csmusaret

google “Presto pressure cooker.”

All the info you need is via the ‘net.


21 posted on 05/31/2010 7:03:11 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: 70th Division

dont do man! LoL


22 posted on 05/31/2010 7:03:22 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: t1b8zs

I love your attitude.


23 posted on 05/31/2010 7:03:35 AM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (Conservatives must man up!!)
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To: 2aberro

If you put coal in one of them, it’ll turn it into diamonds


24 posted on 05/31/2010 7:03:55 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: csmusaret
PRESSURE COOKER RECIPE INDEX
25 posted on 05/31/2010 7:04:00 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Free Men will always be armed with the Truth. -)
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To: mad_as_he$$

The newer ones don’t explode. One of their best features.


26 posted on 05/31/2010 7:04:40 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: 2aberro

If you have an extremely well built pressure cooker you can even fry chicken or other meats in it such as chicken fried steak. Your fried meats have never been as tender and as flavorful. And they take 1/3 the time as normal frying. I will caution you though that your must have an extremely well built pressure cooker and preferably an airvent, frying in a pressure cooker can be very dangerous if done wrong due to explosions or if not properly aspirated or cooled before opening the oil can shoot out and cause fires.


27 posted on 05/31/2010 7:05:21 AM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: denfurb

The perfect marriage


28 posted on 05/31/2010 7:05:24 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: duckln

Learn something new every day around here.


29 posted on 05/31/2010 7:05:42 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: csmusaret
I have found it difficult to find cook books specifically for pressure cookers. Anyone have any recommendations?

I have two pressure cookers, 6 and 8 qt. The new one (8qt) came with a small cookbook. It was on sale for $26!

I learned by experimenting. Not recommended for the faint of heart.

30 posted on 05/31/2010 7:05:53 AM PDT by 2aberro
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To: t1b8zs
And the Prince lived happily ever after,ate beans, and rode motorcycles and went fishing and hunting and played golf and dated women half his age and drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up .

Do you know me????

31 posted on 05/31/2010 7:07:27 AM PDT by 2aberro
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To: denfurb
my point zaclllly....you just had to tweek the outcome to your liking......no matter how hard you tried you couldnt resist had to screw with it and get the last word in....... Still serene here in the country.......
32 posted on 05/31/2010 7:08:25 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: 2aberro

Tried cooking lentils in a pressure cooker once. The steam release valve got plugged and it blew up all over the ceiling.
Not a pretty sight.


33 posted on 05/31/2010 7:08:34 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Free Men will always be armed with the Truth. -)
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To: 2aberro

Yes. It’s a lost art. I can do a roast in 45 minutes that is fall off the bone tender, just like it cooked all day. Same thing with beef stew. I wouldn’t take a gold monkey for my pressure cooker (or my pressure caner either, for that matter).....


34 posted on 05/31/2010 7:09:34 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: rstrahan

Me, too. My sister gave me a digital pressure cooker for Christmas and it is awsome!


35 posted on 05/31/2010 7:11:35 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: smokingfrog
Tried cooking lentils in a pressure cooker once. The steam release valve got plugged and it blew up all over the ceiling. Not a pretty sight.


36 posted on 05/31/2010 7:12:00 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“Always buy one that will fit 2 possums or armadillos, depending on your location.”

My Aunt told me about eating Possums during the depression but I never had the guts to try one. I just don’t like their looks.


37 posted on 05/31/2010 7:12:36 AM PDT by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: firebrand

One of my daughters tested this, and no it didn’t blow up. However it did erupt a food spray out the safety gasket hole that reached the ceiling and sprayed a fine mist all over the kitchen until the pressure cooker cooled off enough to stop. It was much better than blowing up, but the mess was astonishing. Picture putting food juices in a paint sprayer and painting your kitchen with it and you have some idea.


38 posted on 05/31/2010 7:13:47 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
All the info you need is via the ‘net.

Although I no longer use it I still have my mom's "Maid of Honor" pressure caner, along with the book that came with it that is chock full of recipes. It's rather dated (circa 1949) and a lot of the recipes call for using lard, but I managed to work around that.....

39 posted on 05/31/2010 7:14:17 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: cripplecreek

I thought that is what they were made for. Well anyway I have some good info now.


40 posted on 05/31/2010 7:15:14 AM PDT by timeflies
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To: 2aberro
yup,I never look back....like it this way.Me in the country girl friend in the city.....she just left will return for a cook-out and do it again next week end.....She likes the solitude out here I like the shows there...
41 posted on 05/31/2010 7:15:21 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Thermalseeker

Use the lard. Its way better for you than margarine or crisco


42 posted on 05/31/2010 7:16:12 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

Yeah, I always use real butter, albeit sparingly, in favor of margarine and I never use Crisco at all. I’m convinced that stress plays a much bigger role in the body’s production of cholesterol and the resulting heart disease than diet. I lead a very low stress life. I work hard, get plenty of rest and exercise and I’ve been a meat eater all my life. My cholesterol is and always has been in the dirt. The doc’s ask me every time I have it checked “What do you eat?” I just laugh and tell them “All the stuff you tell me not to!”


43 posted on 05/31/2010 7:21:51 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Thermalseeker

I noticed at our Wal Mart just about the only people who buy lard is the Mexican people. It is the Petit Jean brand in gallon buckets. I don’t know anyone who uses it.


44 posted on 05/31/2010 7:22:05 AM PDT by timeflies
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To: dljordan
My Aunt told me about eating Possums during the depression but I never had the guts to try one. I just don’t like their looks.

Possums,,, bad... Raccoon....good!

Really,, I tried possum in a crock-pot,,,, very greasy and not tasty, stank! I may try a younger one some day on the grill.

45 posted on 05/31/2010 7:22:14 AM PDT by 2aberro
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To: Thermalseeker

Pressure cookers make great “bush fridges”. We used to live in a very remote Uganda village. We’d cook a big pot (pressure cooker) of beans, onions & beef for supper.

After dishing out everyone’s portion, we’d put the lid back on the pressure cooker, heat until the weight jiggled then set it off the fire.

Presto, sterilized & “canned”. We could make a meal safely last several days.


46 posted on 05/31/2010 7:24:02 AM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: BwanaNdege

Neat! I never thought of doing that, but I see how that would work.


47 posted on 05/31/2010 7:25:54 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Tammy8

I knew there was a reason God made restaurants.


48 posted on 05/31/2010 7:27:08 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Thermalseeker

All I know is that my great grandparents used butter and lard every day. They lived into their late 90s.

The next generation ate margerine and crisco and fell over of heart attacks in their 50s.

Besides.... lard and butter taste better than hydrogenated vegetable oil


49 posted on 05/31/2010 7:27:25 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: firebrand
>>> "The newer ones don't explode. One of their best features." <<<

How is that possible?

50 posted on 05/31/2010 7:30:48 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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