Skip to comments.Anyone else use a pressure cooker? (vanity)
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!
Read instructions on over filling,,, DON'T!
I use an electric one that I can set the temperature.
SIL was using the pressure cooker yesterday to make chile beef as a quick snack for guests.
Mostly beans? Maybe there is a reason your single?
Great for making Cheese!
Always buy one that will fit 2 possums or armadillos, depending on your location.
Try a Korned beef in one. Delicious. I do my pea beans in a pressure cooker before I bake them. Really tender.
Yeah, but can you burn popcorn in one?
I use mine for canning.
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?
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!
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 .
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? ;->
I wish I had the guts to put oil in a preasure cooker. But I am a coward.
google “Presto pressure cooker.”
All the info you need is via the ‘net.
dont do man! LoL
I love your attitude.
If you put coal in one of them, it’ll turn it into diamonds
The newer ones don’t explode. One of their best features.
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.
The perfect marriage
Learn something new every day around here.
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.
Do you know me????
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.
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).....
Me, too. My sister gave me a digital pressure cooker for Christmas and it is awsome!
“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.
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.
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.....
I thought that is what they were made for. Well anyway I have some good info now.
Use the lard. Its way better for you than margarine or crisco
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!”
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.
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.
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.
Neat! I never thought of doing that, but I see how that would work.
I knew there was a reason God made restaurants.
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
How is that possible?
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