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PRESSURE COOKER
Sat 25-Jun-11
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Our local supermarket in France has had a voucher collecting promotion on pans etc going on for ages; they are really good quality stainless steel and I have been saving coupons like mad!  starstarstar

 

Today after weeks of waiting for a restock I went to purchase my 60% off pressure cooker... oh I was soo excited!!coolcoolcool

 

So now I am open to suggestions for what I can make with it... Tonight I cooked a stew in 15minutes which was rather yummy, but do any of you have other good ideas???ponderi_am_hungrybrightsparklystuff

 

Thanks in advance for your helpsmilesmile

Sat 25-Jun-11
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Not I, scared if those!

I'll try that again!

Sat 25-Jun-11
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I don't use mine as much as I could, but I cook dried beans in it, and use it for Christmas pudding. There must be other things I have cooked in it, but I can't remember at the moment. (Must be the damson gin with supper that has erased my memory. whistle) I'd love to hear more suggestions for using it!

Sat 25-Jun-11
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Ours was very good for cooking rabbits for the dogs.

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Sun 26-Jun-11
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Hmmmm will have to look elsewhere methinks!  Google is my friend!!eeek

 

Thanks anyway!smile

Sun 26-Jun-11
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Sorry I couldn't remember much last night. I use mine for soup, split pea especially. How could I forget that .doh It is a staple in winter, good for a soup and salad meal. Or a vegetarian chili using barley instead of meat. 

Some pressure cooker recipes suggest cooking veg that take no longer to do conventionally, or that would taste better done at normal heat, so beware! But if you find any good recipes let me know!

Mon 27-Jun-11
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wave Hi Shelley,

I don't have a pressure cooker but I have a friend with one. She likes this site & has found it useful.

http://www.hippressurecooking.com/

 

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from Les Miserables

Mon 27-Jun-11
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That site looks good, Nadine. I have been having a look at my pressure cooker cook books, and feel inspired. This one is full of interesting ideas. I got it new, years ago, but haven't used it because my pressure cooker wouldn't maintain pressure. I got a new pressure cooker last year, and am slowly getting back to using it.

I think I'll try hummus soon, I had been thinking of doing some sort of bean puree/spread.

Tue 28-Jun-11
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In case Sue is interested, check Amazon UK for 'The Best Pressure Cooker Cookbook Ever'.

I'll try that again!

Tue 28-Jun-11
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thanks a load; the site looks really good and perhaps I will put the cookbook on my Christmas list!smilesmilesmilesmile

Tue 28-Jun-11
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Toffeeapple said:

Not I, scared if those!

 

Me too. My Gran tried to open Mum's when it was mid cooking and it started spraying all over the kitchen. There was much screaming, Mum threw it in the back garden and got Gran and my brother out. 8 year old me hid behind the swivel chair in the living room.

I've never felt the urge to get a pressure cooker since.

 

 

Tue 28-Jun-11
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wave  I have to admit, I much prefer my slow cooker.  I have always been wary of pressure cookers and even when I had one,  I was not comfortable with it.  

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Wed 29-Jun-11
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Toffeeapple said:

In case Sue is interested, check Amazon UK for 'The Best Pressure Cooker Cookbook Ever'.

Um, that was the link I put in! I forgot that Sue can't use links and didn't explain it.

Modern pressure cookers are much safer than the old, explosive variety, and won't let you open them before the pressure is reduced and it is safe. I like it because it cooks so much faster and saves money on gas.

Shelley, apparently you can do chutney and marmalade in the pressure cooker. I may try chutney this year, and will post results if I do.

Wed 29-Jun-11
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Oh!  Just catching up with this thread, thank you for thinking of me embarassedrose.  However, I don't have a pressure cooker, so wouldn't have jumped up and down about not being able to access the link anyway whistle.  But thank you for being so kind.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Wed 29-Jun-11
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I had heard you could do jam etc in the pressure cooker so will be exploring this too: 

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