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slow cooker recipe please
Thu 16-Jun-11
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RuthG
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I have a slab of pork that looks like a steak but is belly pork (ie flat and not very thick). I would like to cook it tomorrow in the slow cooker. Does anyone have a tried and tested recipe?

Thu 16-Jun-11
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Hi RuthG, the only time I've cooked pork belly in the slow cooker it was cut into thick cubes. There were several layers of meat under the main fat and skin layer, so the chunks ended up an inch and a half cubed. Do you want to cook your slab in one piece?

Thu 16-Jun-11
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It would be easier to do it in one piece, but I guess i dont mind really. Havent used the slow cooker much and what I have done has been a little burnt in taste though it didnt look burnt. Would like this to come out right if possble.

Thu 16-Jun-11
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Pork belly is very hard to get wrong when done in the oven. Is that an option for you?

Fiona's had some awesome belly recipes in her blog and every single one of them has worked well when I tried it.

Fri 17-Jun-11
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We have never tried slow roasting in our slow cooker, Ruth, but Fiona has been tempted to try it so we will listen with great interest to your outcome.

I picked up a slab of pork belly two days ago at £0.97 at the CFC but that is earmarked for home cured bacon.

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Fri 17-Jun-11
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I'm not certain it would work that well in the slow cooker RuthG, as although you can slow cook pork belly in the oven, the temperatures are probably still higher than in the slow cooker. However, I have found a recipe for devilled spare ribs in the slow cooker, you probably wouldn't want to add the same ingredients, but it suggests that cooking them this way makes the meat very tender and prevents it drying out.

I'd probably go for it on a bed of chopped veg and maybe apples, with a couple of herbs and then maybe like a sticky glaze - honey, ginger, worcester sauce, ketchup, that sort of thing. The cook book says LOW for 5-8 hours, having glanced at the other pork recipes, they all say 5-8 hours. Let us know what you decided.

Nice deal on the belly pork Danny - can I ask what CFC stands for, it has been bothering me for a while and I've only come across it on here. (apart from the CFCs to do with fridges of course)

Fri 17-Jun-11
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I wasnt thinking of roasting it in the slow cooker, just casseroling it somehow, but making sure it didnt have the burnt taste. I have a friend who regularly roasts in hers; never actually tried it myself. Even with water in it seems to have that burnt taste.

Fri 17-Jun-11
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Thanks for all the ideas peeps. Might just stick it in the oven after all.

Fri 17-Jun-11
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Janet, CFC = condemned food counter = reduced price goods.

I'll try that again!

Fri 17-Jun-11
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Ah - Cheers TA

Tue 24-Apr-12
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AGGGGGGHHHHH 

 

Last night I knocked my nice large 7lt slow cooker. I swear it took 10 seconds to fall and hit the floor, 1 second less than it took me to try and catch it. cry

Needless to say I now have several thousand very small slow cookers angry

 

This is were the good people of CSH excell devil

 

I will replace it but what I want is a large slow cooker, around the 5+ lt mark with a timer. This one had a timer but it wasn't very useful as it is only a cooking timer. The point of slow cookers is that it doesn't really matter too much if they cook a bit longer than expected. What I would like is a slow cooker that allow you to delay the start via a timer.

 

I haven't been able to find one yet. Lots of them have cooker timers but not a start time. 

 

I have a small very simple manual slow cooker that I use with a programmable plug timer and this works brilliantly but it wont fit a full joint.

 

Any ideas please.  ok

 

P.S. Couldn't find a slow cooker equipment thread surprised

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Wed 25-Apr-12
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Simon

presume you've tried the begging approach on freecycle ? or ebay, there seems loads on there, try searching on baycrazy for stuff in your own area with 'pick up only' (no postage) - I get all sorts of crazy bargains.

Wed 25-Apr-12
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I know about free cycle ok but not heard about baycrazy. what_the_heck Thanks.

What I am really looking for is information if any one has come across a slow cooker that has a proper start timer, not just a count down timer.

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Si

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Wed 25-Apr-12
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But what I really was looking for was  a comforting hug cry

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Aren't we all!!! ponderwinkbig_laughbig_laugh

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