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petrova
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USA
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Posted - 09/22/2005 :  5:30:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit petrova's Homepage Send petrova a Private Message
Any good Pressure Cooker Recipe? I got a new pressure cooker and so far I just love it. I used to have one years ago but forgot all about it's speed and how it locks the flavor in.

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ana
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theraknit
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USA
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Posted - 09/22/2005 :  5:57:43 PM  Show Profile Send theraknit a Private Message
I don't use one but my mom and sisters do. I'm amazed at how quickly things cook and how tender the meat comes out.

Cathy

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griffsmom
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Posted - 09/22/2005 :  8:15:17 PM  Show Profile Send griffsmom a Private Message
My family and I camp a lot and when we do, I only cook out of dutch ovens over coals. But as silly as it may seem, I have an irrational fear of pressure cookers exploding, so I don't use them. Don't even really like to be next to one when it's on.

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temari
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Posted - 09/22/2005 :  9:26:31 PM  Show Profile Send temari a Private Message
I also have this fear of pressure cookers blowing up so I've never used one by myself. A friend used to bring her pressure cooker over on Christmas day to cook the Christmas pudding (I made the rest of the dinner) and my mom used to cook pot roast in it.
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bogiebogie
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Posted - 09/22/2005 :  10:24:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit bogiebogie's Homepage Send bogiebogie a Private Message
If you like Mediterranean food, The Ultimate Pressure Cooker Cookbook by Tom Lacalamita is great. Tasty, flavorful recipes.
http://tinyurl.com/7fv8p



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mokey
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Posted - 09/23/2005 :  12:28:54 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Didn't your pressure cooker come with a recipe book? My mum used her cooker several times a week. It was good for cooking meat, but cooking vegetables in it was nasty.

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Valk_scot
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Posted - 09/23/2005 :  12:39:53 AM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message
Wonderful things for making soup and stews in, but a bit brutal for anything else.

Val.

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mokey
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Posted - 09/23/2005 :  12:49:11 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Val just reminded me - do not even think of using them for pulses/legumes.

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Valk_scot
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Posted - 09/23/2005 :  04:02:42 AM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by mokey

Val just reminded me - do not even think of using them for pulses/legumes.


Oh Lord yes...been there, done that!

(It`s because the pulses boil up inside and you can get a bean stuck in the valve...KABOOM! The safety valve blows and you`re cleaning slurry off the ceiling for a week.)



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maribelaprn
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Posted - 09/23/2005 :  04:46:56 AM  Show Profile Send maribelaprn a Private Message
I also lived in fear of pressure cookers but I bought an electronic one and do like it quite a bit. It does the best job with corned beef (hey, I'm Irish!). It brings itself up to pressure then automatically maintains the correct temperature and pressure for the time you set.

As for recipes, there's a great book called "The Pressured Cook" by Lorna Sass. You can find it here at amazon.com. It's a great book.

Mari


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twiggyann
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Posted - 09/23/2005 :  08:29:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit twiggyann's Homepage Send twiggyann a Private Message
I use mine for mashed potatoes. It makes real mashed potatoes nearly instant! About 2 minutes once pressure is reached. And I use it for boiled peanuts.

Other than that, I only use it for canning.

Lesley

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MomToTwo
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221 Posts

Posted - 09/26/2005 :  08:24:10 AM  Show Profile Send MomToTwo a Private Message
When I was a kid, my mom had a great pressure cooker. I have fond memories of lots of good food coming out of it. One of the strangest things she did with it was pop popcorn in it (she didn't use the pressure seal for this). Just put in the popcorn and oil, and because the top locked on - she let us "agitate" the pot across the burner while it popped. Don't know if today's pressure cookers are built the same way or if it would be dangerous to try it, but I am still nostalgiv for the taste of that popcorn.

Zack
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petrova
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USA
271 Posts

Posted - 09/26/2005 :  2:26:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit petrova's Homepage Send petrova a Private Message
When I was visiting a friend in Paris we would take her two French Poodles for a walk around dinner time. As we walked in her neighborhood in Clamart, besides the smell of food I would hear this "shishing" noise. Wondering what that was, it was the sound of pressure cookers steaming. My girlfriend explained that the French women hate microwave ovens so they use pressure cookers because they have busy lives and don't have time to cook. javascript:insertsmilie('')

Then we would get home and her husband would whip up a delicious dinner in 15 or 20 minutes! Pressure Cooker! Wow! So as soon as I got home I marched off to my local Bed Bath and Beyond and bought one. This is the brand I got: http://www.healthgoods.com/Shopping/Appliances/Fagor_Splendid_Pressure_Cooker.asp

The one I got had two pots one 10qt and a 4qt with one pressure lid and one glass lid. I paid around 69 dollars (I thought a good deal) I find this combination very handy when I want to make more than one dish. I have loved everything I've made and including vegetables. The key to vegetables is not to cook too long. I actually just bring it up to the first "shish" and turn it off pour cold water on the lid and open it.

With meat I usually check every 5 minutes, opening the lid and stirring or turning if it's a roast and judging how long more to cook. A roast cooks up in about 15 minutes and 2 more minutes after I add the vegetables, It has been sort of trial and error. Most of the recipes I found were not exact either, it depends what cut of meat etc. But over all I really like it a lot.

ana
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knittinggal
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USA
296 Posts

Posted - 09/26/2005 :  4:36:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit knittinggal's Homepage Send knittinggal a Private Message
Back when I had a child at home I used my pressure cooker at least once or twice a week. It is great for pot roasts, I also cooked an excellent swiss steak using the pressure cooker. My mother made a beef soup in the pressure cooker. I think as long as you monitor the heat and don't fill it too full you'll be fine. I'm sorry I don't remember the recipes for the swiss steak or soup, haven't made them in years.

Kay
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