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

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How do I time slow cooking to be ready for lunch?

Slow cooker recipes often need to cook for 6 or more hours. As I mainly eat my main meals at lunchtime, that means getting up particularly early to prepare the dish. Is it safe to delay the start of ...
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Can I cook meat on low for half the preset time?

I have a Crockpot that has preset settings to cook on high for 4 or 6 hours or cook on low for 8 or 10 hours. The Crockpot model is "Crock-Pot® SCCPVL605-B Cook and Carry Smart Pot Slow Cooker" and ...
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Why using low temperature cooking for potatoes?

I saw somewhere a recipe for using souse vide at 90C for potatoes. I understand low temperature/long time cooking technics are for tenderizing meat. What is the rationale of using low temperature ...
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Differences between rice/pressure/multi/slow cooker?

I'm really confused about what these products are supposed to do, and if some products can do the same as others in the following list. What are the differences between the following devices? Rice ...
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Slow cooker tips when on high and others remove the lid

I cannot use my slow cooker as designed, as I try to cook for my elderly parents. They do not rise before 11a.m., the kitchen is located upstairs with them, so they will hear or feel everything-and ...
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Broken Slow cooker [duplicate]

I put 5 pounds of cold chicken in my crock pot at about 2 am. I had put lemon pepper and salt in with it. I got up this morning about 9:30 or 10 and discovered that it seems my slow cooker broke right ...
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Pressure Cooker vs. Slow Cooker for Moist Meat

This question: Why does meat in the crockpot always end up dry? discusses challenges and potential solutions to getting moist meat while cooking with a slow cooker. If I were to switch to a pressure ...
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Slow cooking with diet coke [duplicate]

I really want to make the SW coke gammon in the slow cooker, but I'm going to be out of the house for around 6 hours is it safe to leave it unattended?
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What does “wedge” mean, as in “wedge” a head of Cabbage?

In a recipe on Corned Beef and Cabbage, the instructions read "wedge" the head of cabbage before putting it in the slow cooker.
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Making pearl couscous in slow cooker

I've been using a slow cooker to make casseroles lately and would like to try using it to make Israeli couscous. I can't find anything online that tells me how to do this. The reason I would like it ...
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How to cook fallow deer ribs?

Yesterday I tried to make fallow deer ribs in a slow cooker. With beef ribs, I cooked them in a temperature-controlled slow-cooker for about 12 hours at 75 °C = 167 °F and they where amazing! Done ...
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sous vide vs slow cooking

I want to become more consistent in what I cook on a daily basis. One option that I've seen suggested is to prepare the ingredients in bulk and freeze meal-size amounts in ziplock bags (without yet ...
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Add spices/herbs early or late to a chili or stew in a crockpot slow-cooker?

Should spices and herbs be added early to a chili/stew in a crockpot slow-cooker to maximize their flavors? Or do the spices/herbs cook-out over a long time, effectively disappearing, and should ...
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Can I make my fish stew recipe into a Chicken Caciatore recipe?

I have a theory - my fish stew recipe would make a great chicken cacciatore, simply by removing the clam juice and all the fish meat, and replacing the juice with a cup of chicken broth and a pound of ...
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Do Dumplings Mind Being in the Fridge?

I made dumplings from white flour and Atora vegetable suet. The suet is in hard pellets so I'm not worried about having overworked the mixture. I made them at the same time as the stew to save on wash-...
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How to make specific taste more obvious in slow cooker

Let's say I'm making some fairly generic dish in a slow cooker. Throwing in beef, zucchini, onions, leek, and other stuff. I brown the beef and onions, but otherwise don't really do other preparations....
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Searing boeuf bourguignon

The other day, I tried to make beouf bourguignon. The recipe called for 6 lbs of beef, I had 5. Nevertheless when it came time to sear the meat I had to do it in batches. Which is fine, except that ...
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Does the temperature increase the longer the food is on the stovetop?

My physics knowledge is nonexistent, so I'm sorry for the ridiculously simple question. When you're cooking on a stovetop (say on medium heat), does the temperature continuously increase the longer ...
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Why isn't my stock consistent

I have been making my own stock for several years. I make it EXACTLY the same way every time. Sometimes it has a "gel" consistency,(which is awesome), and sometimes it is just a liquid.(still ...
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Is it safe to put fresh hot soup in a glass mason jar?

I make soup in a slow cooker and I'd like to store individual servings. If I take the freshly made hot soup from the slow cooker and ladle it into mason jars and screw down the lids, is that safe? I ...
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Slow oven brown rice

Is there a slow method of cooking brown rice in the oven? Next week, I'm cooking for a group of friends. I'd like to start the rice, go to a meeting (~3 hours) and come back to finished rice. I'm ...
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Why do people bury chili underground?

I remember watching a chili cookoff and saw a few contestants burying the pot of chili into the ground. What's the reason for this? Is there a way to replicate the effect in the kitchen without ...
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What are the criteria for 'Recipes for Space'? [closed]

I'm organising a workshop next week at the Science Museum in London. One of the topics we will be discussing is a 'Chef's challenge' called 'Recipes for Space'. The criteria for a 'Recipe for Space' ...
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Split pea soup won't soften. Any way to soften the peas without burning?

I am trying to make split pea soup. The first time I did it the peas softened just fine but the soup was scorched. I am trying again but at a lower heat, and the peas are refusing to soften. ...
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Can I add frozen vegetables to my thawed chicken meat in a slow cooker?

I accidentally added frozen instead of thawed vegetables to my Chicken Alfredo meal I'm cooking in an Instant Pot (slow cooker mode). It's currently cooking right now, but I'm not sure if I should ...
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Why did my piece of beef harden on crock pot?

I cooked a piece of sirloin in crock pot with sliced green peppers, onions, and one can of tomatoes. It was cooked for 1hr on HI and 4 hrs on low. It was checked after this & was hard. Was it ...
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Can a slow cooker meatloaf get a browned crust?

So my wife cooks a few times a year. She saw a recipe in one of her online magazines for Carla Hall's (Top Chef) meatloaf. The picture in her magazine clearly shows the meatloaf has a very brown ...
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Slow cooker bourbon meat recipe bitter

I have a recipe for bourbon braised spare ribs which calls for boiling the following sauce in a pan and then pouring it over 1lb ribs (boneless or bone in) and braised in the oven for several hours. ...
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What temperature, in degrees, should I set my slow cooker to for a 5-pound pork shoulder?

I'm making pulled pork with a 5-pound pork shoulder in my slow cooker. My cooker has a temperature control that ranges from 200 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. I hope to have it done in 6 to 8 hours. What ...
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What kind of sausage could I use as a substitute for Cumberland sausage?

I live in the USA and Cumberland sausages don't exist. They have sausage links and patties but I don't want to make sausage casserole and have the flavor altered because I picked the wrong kind of ...
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What's the basic technique for long braising of pork?

I boiled 1kg chunk of pork 12 hours: first boiling 45 min 8 h at low heat 45 min boiling low heat now some hours I am not sure if this was a good strategy. I know there's no single "right" way, ...
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When slow cooking a whole chicken for curry, should I put the vegetables in at the same time or wait?

Hi guys I need some quick advice. I am about to slow cook a whole chicken and I and one question: Should I put the vegetables in while its slow cooking or will it be too mushy?
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Optimal cooking tool for long-duration steaming

I'm a recent college graduate, and will begin working 40 hour weeks soon. I'm not good at cooking, and I prefer to cook all of my food (fish, chicken, turkey, vegetables) by steaming them in a small ...
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Slow Cooker: Recipe says Medium, mine has high and low only

I want to cook a recipe that says to cook at medium-high for eight hours, however my slow cooker only has high and low. How do I cook my recipe so the meat doesn't resemble old shoe leather? Thanks :...
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I would really like to go to bed, but the slow cooker isn't done

I've got a 6.5qt slow cooker going, with about 7lbs of corned beef in it. I had put it on HIGH around 4:30pm, figuring that it would take six to eight hours to cook. Well, it's half-past midnight, ...
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When cooking pulled pork in a slow cooker, should the meat be submerged in liquid? [duplicate]

I am making pulled pork in my slow cooker this week. I am going to use a pork shoulder and am planning on cooking it on low for 8-10 hours while at work. How much liquid should I put in the slow ...
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How to use slow cooker for cooking meat without it turning into soup or stew?

I was surprised when I completed using the slow cooker for the first time and it did not look like the ingredients anymore but the water I had added per the directions has turned into a thick brown ...
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When to add vegetables in slow cooker?

I'm doing a nice beef roast in the crock pot today. Normally I roast the carrots and potatoes together in the oven but due to other things I need the oven for I'm going to add them with the roast. I ...
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Will cooking a beef topside joint on a very low heat overnight make it dry?

I bought a 1.8 kilogram joint of beef topside (called round in the US, I believe) and I am kicking myself for not buying a rib joint because it had more fat on it. Anyway, there is so little fat on ...
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Slow cooked chicken

I recently had four chicken legs to cook, but my oven had failed a few days earlier. Grilling or microwaving didn't seem like a good idea, so with some trepidation I skinned them and then crammed ...
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Do I put the pot roast above or below the vegetables in my crock pot?

When cooking a pot roast in a crock pot, do I put the meat above or below the vegetables? And does cooking it on hi or low have effect on this?
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How long can I leave a pork roast in a PC550 slow cooker on warm after it's cooked?

I recently prepared a pork roast, but it wasn't ready in time for supper. Once it was fully cooked, I switched it over to "warm" for the night to be ready for today. But now I'm a little worried if it ...
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Whoops- put turkey chili in the crockpot on warm all day. Is it safe once cooked? [duplicate]

I just called home & hubby said the chili was still raw when he got home . He turned it up to high and is making something else for tonights dinner. He did not put in thermometer before turning ...
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Is Hobgoblin a good substitute for Newcastle Brown in a beef stew recipe?

I've bought some beer called Hobgoblin. I was going to buy Newcastle Brown as the ingredients in my recipe say brown ale. However, someone in the supermarket said Hobgoblin was not a brown ale. So ...
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Cooking Potatoes

I'm having a problem cooking potatoes using a slow cooker recipe. I'm using russet potatoes. Recipe did not specify what to use. Recipe said "thin sliced". Used mandoline to crinkle cut 4.5mm thick (...
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slow cooking chicken thigh in a spice mix

I have a 'Parampara' branded Butter Chicken spice mix packet that is meant to be cooked with diced chicken thigh. The directions on the packet suggest frying the chicken (5 mins) and then simmering it ...
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How much black garlic to substitute for regular garlic in a slow-cooker?

My wife and I are currently making a slow-cooker brisket taco recipe and decided to substitute black garlic for the garlic it called for. The recipe called for two medium cloves and I used the same ...
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Should beef be cooked before adding to the pot for Stroganoff?

I'm following a recipe for Beef Stroganoff in a slow cooker. The recipe does not say whether I should cook the stewing beef at all before adding it to the slow cooker. I tend to thoroughly brown ...
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Can I cook beans without salt?

I made some refried beans in a slow cooker, loosely following the recipe from my cookbook. The recipe says to cook the beans with ½ teaspoon of salt. Is this necessary to properly cook the beans? I am ...
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Preparing slow cooked meats for the next day

This may be a basic question but I have never done it before (I have slow cooked meat before just not for the next day): I want to prepare different slow cooked meats, beef, pork and a lamb leg, for ...