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    The Crockpot/slow cooking thread.

    Took delivery of my new kitchen appliance today!

    Apparently slow cooking is the new air frying.

    Looking forward to christening this beauty in Hell kitchen.

    May the force be with us.


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    Decisions, decisions!!

    What recipe shall I concoct first to kick off this thread???

    C'mon TD members, help me out with some suggestions


    Shalom

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    A really nice stew or chili.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    The Crockpot
    What can it do, that you can't do on your stove ?

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    Slow-cooker...how very 1980's.

    I used to love a pork casserole cooked with apples and cider done in a slow cooker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    What can it do, that you can't do on your stove ?
    It's safer and cheaper for a start.
    Plus it's back in fashion, everyone and their dog in the know is on the slow cook gravy train at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Plus it's back in fashion, everyone and their dog in the know is on the slow cook gravy train at the moment.
    Can't argue with fashion.
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    and cheaper for a start.
    Nothing cheaper than induction, Joe

    (as far as I know)

    Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    pork casserole cooked with apples and cider
    Not a bad idea, I might substitute apples for the cider though.

    Dangerous stuff that hang glider!

    Wouldnt want to end up like Dill or Mendy

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    Thumbs up

    If you like Moose yule love Mousaka, It's a ancient Grocko-Romaine dish developed for Spartan thymes

    Line your crackpot with Streaky Bacon

    Layers of Dauphinois style pre par boiled Murphy's potatoes in large biscuit thick discs Wagon Wheel size Ideal

    Then add layers of traditionally minted shredded lamb or equally tasty glazed shallots/garlic onions or courgettes to taste

    Layer of a rich but thin cheese sauce, I add Oregano cracked black pepper , some like sea salt, anchovy wasabi or Worcester, I prefer to taste teh finished rich dish which for me needs no garnish

    You can Use jet GorgonZola or similar stinky biue Cheshire Cheddar or a nice willing Carefully will do

    Then a layer of Eggplant or Aubergine/Brinjal if you will (Leave in Slices in salt water overnight will blanche or short steamy session you know 5m)

    Then similar layers until the top where a scum will form over 8 hours

    Sprinkle an extra Cheshire virgin oil if to hand cheese to finish maybe flashed under your grill or tool to brown

    Bonne chance Motley Crewe

    Wash it all down with lashings of Ginger Deer

    To continue teh 70s theme wear a Zapata moustache and flared strides, we look forward to the ix with or without relish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post

    Apparently slow cooking is the new air frying.
    A slow cooker was the first kitchen appliance I bought when I moved to Thailand some 20 years ago.

    I have used it at least weekly since then - soups, stews, curries. chili.

    I have a soup on the go as I type this. It will be ready when I get up in the morning and the kitchen will smell good

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    If you like Moose yule love Mousaka, It's a ancient Grocko-Romaine dish developed for Spartan thymes
    Now we're talking!

    On the list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    chili
    I'm toying with this suggestion right now, a trip to the supermarket beckons.

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    A few pics of potential concoctions...

    First up the chilli, gonna have a crack at this in the crockpot tonight, need to get the ingredients on the way back from the pub later.
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    This one needs no introduction..
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    This is getting created at some point..
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    Choices, choices!

    The taste buds are tingling in anticipation.

    Time to wet my whistle with a few pints first...

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    I run mine off an extension chord in the living room and find that it makes an excellent hot pot. Heat a broth as hot and spicy as you like and then let folks enjoy dropping in their shrimp, baby bok choi and what have you. It can contribute to a lovely shared occassion. Bon Appetit!

    My pot is the spitting image of yours but about twenty years old.
    A true diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a manner that you will be asking for directions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    It can contribute to a lovely shared occassion
    Anyone still use this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Anyone still use this ?
    Is that still used under the beds in Denmark, just askin'

    I hope your stomach settles, try some Stimoroal washed down with Gamle Dansk or a Svenska pige?

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    Buy yourself some of those Schwarz slow cooker mixes.

    The Beef and ale is good

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    A note on thickening of stews and stuff, Joe. (I noticed a comment recently in another thread but didn't I comment on it there)

    Once your stew is cooked, put a tea-spoon of corn-flour into a small bowl and add a bit of water to it then mix them together. Once mixed, add it to the stew and it will thicken up nicely. Quick and easy.

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    Cheers for the tips chaps, together we can crack this crockpot craic.

    After some liquid refreshment and inspiration, I've decided to rip up the slow cook recipe rule book !

    I am not only ripping it up, I'm going to lay a steaming log upon its shredded fragments!

    In my moments of clarity, pure genius is released from the crackpot haze.

    Tonight I present to you "Chittys Fusion East meets West Beef in Black bean sauce with Jamaican Sweet potato"

    A step by step guide so you can recreate this culinary experiment and experience.

    Fist the beef brown, chop and delicately place open a bed of cherry tomatoes..

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    Layer upon layer of vision and goodness!
    Next up the onion , garlic and sweet potato..

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    Then we add the sloppy black bean sauce and beef stock..

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    Bang on high for an hour then stir the pot.

    Leave on low overnight and pray that Hells Kitchen doesn't explode in the wee small hours.

    Right then,oops what about dinner tonight...

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    Its akin to conquering Everest for the first time or walking on the moon!!
    One day a decent meal will emerge from my kitchen!!

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    All you need now is new clean Slow Vac to suck it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    All you need now is new clean Slow Vac to suck it up
    She's on speed dial

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    I’m surprised you didn’t buy a thermomixer

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    FFS !

    Three hours in and it tastes like a sickly sweet beef stew.

    I fear I may have fooled up!

    How can I salvage this abomination and my reputation???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    How can I salvage this abomination and my reputation???
    Thee is a special container for such dishes

    I think Mendip calls it ANNA !!!,,,,,,,,,,,

    My wife calls it Putch

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    No leftovers
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    ^^ “
    I fear I may have fooled up

    who’d have thought it…


    How can I salvage this abomination and my reputation???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    How can I salvage this abomination and my reputation???
    The reputation went sometime ago.

    Leave it to Chitty to muck up a slow cooker dish. About the easiest appliance in the kitchen to use.


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