Questions tagged [slow-cooking]

Questions around slower, normally lower temperature cooking methods. Covers preparations, techniques, risks, advantages and equipment.

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How to prepare soup for an office potluck?

My office does a weekly "Soup Group", where each week there is a team of four people assigned to bringing in dishes for a potluck-style lunch hour. I have the intention of bringing a kimchi-tofu stew ...
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When preparing confit, do you start ingredients in cold fat, or do you add it when it reaches cooking temperature?

I have watched many videos on the subject and I see it going both ways. Also, do you have to wring out all the water from the duck/chicken before adding it to the fat? Is there a splattering risk?
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Can chicken go bad in a slow cooker? [duplicate]

I went to the store and bought some chicken breasts. Immediately I went home and threw them in my slow cooker with some water, with the intention of making both a broth and slow cooking it to be soft ...
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I rarely clean the old oil from my slow-cooker, is it OK?

I put some chicken/beef into my slow-cooker, pour some olive oil and cook it for 4-5 hours. After that, if some meat is still left in the cooker, I may heat it up again the next day or the day after ...
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Should I use my toaster oven for slow roasting?

I have a couple small tomatoes (about the size of a plum tomato) that I'm thinking of trying to oven-dry to see if we like them. Most recipes I've seen call for roasting them in the oven for 4-6 hours ...
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How does cooking food changes its content of carbohydrates and sugar?

When cooking for diabetics it is important to keep the amount of carbohydrates and sugar low. So I am wondering how cooking food - particularly vegetables - changes the amount of carbohydrates and ...
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Stewing meat with vinegar or adding it after

Wild turkey legs are rather tough, and some hunters even throw them away, but I decided to give it a shot in a slow cooker set at the lowest setting for 8 hours, with vegetables. I definitely like ...
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Could you air fry oxtail?

Has anyone trying cooking oxtail in the air fryer? Is that even possible could you cook it in sauce / gravy or does air fryers not allow you to add liquid to the cooking vessel?
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slow cooking with tabasco peppers

I'm cooking 4.5 lb of chicken in a slow cooker. I've yielded some tabasco peppers from the garden, poked holes in them with a fork, and add them to the liquid. Will this blow me out of the water? Will ...
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How to cook perfect meringue in a gas oven?

The lowest temperature my gas oven goes to is 130C. I have yet to find a gas oven that goes lower than that, which is weird. Is that the case with everyone? I know meringue does better with lower ...
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Why are my beef short ribs still chewy after 5 hours?

In short: Kamado at 250-275f Short Ribs in for 4-5 hours The ribs have a layer of meat, then a small layer of fat, and then the meat on the ribs themselves. The top layer gets reasonably soft ...
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For slow cooker meal prep should I freeze the vegetables separately from the meat and sauce?

I have a new food saver vacuum sealer. I want to seal up all the ingredients for a slow cooker meal. Should I add the vegetables separately from the meat and sauce, or all in together? I was ...
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What to do with layer of fat on pork spareribs?

So I got a nice big rack of ribs from an excellent butcher, and it has a fairly thick layer of fat. Previously when I've bought ribs for smoking/slow cooking, That fat hasn't been there, and the ribs ...
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Can a sous-vide circulator fully replace a crockpot?

The idea is, to put a regular pot in a larger pot full of water and heat the larger pot with a sous-vide stick. Would this accurately simulate a crockpot? The only downside I can see, is that ...
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Turkey chili from raw in a slow cooker accidentally for 10 hours on warm [duplicate]

Just woke up and realized the turkey chili (2 cans kidney beans, 1 can black beans, 2 cans diced tomatoes, 1 lb turkey ground) had been cooking from raw on warm for 10 hours. I'm a bit desolate ...
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Not sure of slow cooker setting in my multi pot

I have a Cook's Essentials K22739 multi use pot. It has 2 pressure cooker settings, and one setting each for steam, brown, warm and slow cook. If I have a small pork roast whose packaging says to ...
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Slow cooker - start from 'cold' or boiled?

I'm pretty handy with my slow cooker. I use it a lot - pot roasts, stews [curries, chilli, paysane etc] However, I've always been a little paranoid about having everything completely up to ...
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How do I check stew doneness?

I'm doing beef stew in a slow cooker. When cooking slabs of meat (e.g. steak), I can check doneness with a meat thermometer, but I'm not sure that method really applies in a stew. The broth will heat ...
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Is slow cooking safe?

With the new trend of slow cooking (at very low temperatures for very long periods of time), is there potential for increased unsafe bacteria growth?
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About chicken and osmosis

Why Heston Blumenthal says it needs to soak chicken before low-temperature baking in salty solution of water? I always thought that osmosis goes better if water would be unsalted, and meat would be ...
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what difference does slow cooking onions with/without broth make?

I'm reading recipes for slow cooker onion soup (and onion soup in general). There seems to be two camps- cook the onions with broth (~8 hours), cook the onions without broth (~6 hours) and add it in ...
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How to reduce the intensity of garlic in a soup?

I made a soup, and put a lot of raw garlic in. It cooked in a slow cooker for about 8 hours. Now the soup is much too spicy and dominated by that raw garlic flavor. Is there anything I can put in the ...
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'Caramelization' of tomato sauce in slow cooker

For the last few years I've made my tomato sauces in a slow cooker ('crock pot'), or actually, in a machine that is sold as a 'plate warmer' but works great for low temperature cooking. I pre-heat the ...
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Slow Cooked Pork Tenderloin

I am using a recipe for pork tenderloin that calls for 2 pounds of meat cooked for 1-2 hours in a slow cooker to 145 degrees. I want to increase the amount of meat in the slow cooker to 6 pounds of ...
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Cooking kidney beans in a slow cooker, how do I make sure they're safe?

I'm making 15 bean soup from a bagged dry bean mix that contains red kidney beans. Following the instructions, I soaked them overnight and threw out the water, but then thought I'd be clever and throw ...
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Chicken breast in slow cooker

I’m new to slow cooking and wanting to slow cook some chicken breast. I put in potato’s, onion and herbs along with whole chicken breast. Will this just burn onto the crock pot with no liquid in or ...
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Slow cookers - capacity and mess

I am thinking of buying a slow cooker because the communal kitchen is usually really nasty and I want to save time. I will use it for cooking up big amounts of meat (chicken fillet, minced meat mostly)...
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Keeping food slow cooking for indefinite periods [duplicate]

Here's a weird question for the food safety enthusiasts on the forum. I've just moved into a new apartment without a refrigerator. The landlord has promised to supply one in three weeks - and I don't ...
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Dry chicken breast in slow cooker

I like to use the slow cooker during the week. I usually leave at about 6am, and don't sit down and eat until around 6pm. I have a crock pot with a timer mechanism that automatically turns to warm ...
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Can I use low-temperature cooking for foie gras

I used to cook my meat (beef, duck) at 58°C, but I never cooked foie gras of myself. Is it possible to use this cooking method for this? I am wondering this because I saw a recipe with a beef piece ...
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Beginner chef in need of advice [closed]

I have little experience and little money. I would like to know beginner recipes that are well rounded. Sorry if this is in the wrong place, still pretty new.
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Ways to displace liquids while cooking

I want to cook some beef in the slow cooker and I want it to be completely submerged in the sauce. To do this I will need considerably more sauce than I require. Since the ingredients are expensive, I ...
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Is it safe to use flax thread for cooking?

I was not able to get hold of hemp thread and so I bought flax (100%) thread instead. It smells a bit funny, but is it safe to use for cooking? I plan to use it for a bouquet.
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What is the purpose of washing pork?

I've read in a few recipes, especially ones using gelatinous parts of pork like the head and trotters, that long rinsing under running water, and several changes of water soaking is called for. Why ...
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What is a reasonable temperature for slow cooked beef spareribs?

I understand from a little bit of reading that too low of a temperature with beef spareribs will make for very tender muscle but fat that is not rendered (http://www.insearchofheston.com/2014/03/how-...
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What is the external operating temperature range for a Crock-Pot or other slow cooker?

Some quick online searches define an operating temperature for slow cookers: the minimum internal temperature is A, the simmering point is B, you have certain options depending on heat setting, etc., ...
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Do I need to coat beef in flour mixture for slow cooked stew?

I've recently bought a slow cooker and my first meal will be a simple beef stew. According to this recipe, step one is to: In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt and pepper; pour over meat ...
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Slow cooked ham hock black eyed peas

Getting ready for some New Year’s eve cooking. I want a hearty black eyed peas casserole, which I’ll be throwing into the crockpot tonight with a couple smoked ham hocks (a first try for me). I want ...
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Can I slow cook noodles?

I’m an avid user of slow cooking due to my schedule and need to budget my meals. I haven’t tried but wanted to know if I could slow cook noodles.
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How can I achieve the equivalent of “Slow Cook High” setting on my multicooker?

So a deal site popped up for this KitchenAid multicooker. I've been meaning to get a slow cooker for a while, and after checking the details of this guy, along with the rest of the stuff it does, I ...
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Does a stovetop warming element obviate the need for a slow cooker?

Context I am not convinced that wasting all the energy needed to heat an oven is necessary for replacing a slow cooker. A well-designed (thick bottom, continuing to heavy walls) pot on the stove ...
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Pot roast hit safe temp. Should I keep cooking?

I always read that when cooking a pot roast in a slow cooker, you should cook on low for 8 hours. If you don't have time, 2 hours of high and 4 hours of low is OK, or 4 hours on high; but the best ...
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Slow-cooker burns mash potatoes instead of keeping them warm

Another question regarding mashed potatoes. I have prepared my (vegan-friendly) mashed potatoes, and now I want to keep them warm. I decided to place them in a slow cooker on the 'LOW' setting, ...
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Why is my meat still tough after hours of cooking?

I have been cooking this meat in 200-250f for hours. But its still very tough. It doesnt stand the fork test. Why? Could it be because the collagen needs lower temperatures to break down?
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Would cooking a leg of lamb for 12 hours be a problem?

I found a nice recipe for a leg of lamb. It is however supposed to be baked for four hours. It would be more practical for me if I could let it bake for 12 hours (overnight) -- would 12 hours vs. 4 ...
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Adding uncooked rice to a slow-cooked stir fry

I'd like to make this slow-cooked chicken stir fry recipe. It is suggested that it be served with rice. But I know rice itself can be made in a slow-cooker. If I don't mind having the rice already ...
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Is it possible to do slow cook things using a sous vide machine?

My question is the exact opposite of this one. I'm considering getting a sous vide tool like this one. I'm wondering what's preventing me to use it as a slow cooker? Like, would it make sense to use ...
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Is “high” on a slow-cooker supposed to mean 300 F?

I was following a recipe for slow-cooked meat and potatoes. The directions say to cook on "high" for 4 hours. My slow-cooker, however, has a temperature range which ranges from "warm", to "150", to ...
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Proper Slow Cooker Usage

I am wondering if you are supposed to put water in all slow cookers? I saw my roommate put water underneath the ceramic insert and would like to know if that is the proper procedure? I have never ...
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brothy baked beans [closed]

I've baked beans millions of times! Today I par boiled my beans and am making them in the crock pot. The broth always vanishes and thickens up, sometimes I'll need to add extra water. Not Today!! ...