The Complete Guide to Mastering Your Slow Cooker
J Thoendell stashed this in Food
Slow-cooking is like being your own stay-at-home spouse. You’ll arrive home after hours away to what feels like a meal made by someone else. Leaving a beef stew in a 300°F gas oven while you toil all day at work is kind of scary, but there’s no need to worry about a plugged-in slow cooker that’s using about as much electricity as your DVR.
Still, the best way to deploy this tool is on foods that truly reach their zenith when slowly cooked. This might sound obvious now, but if you become a crockpot convert, it won’t. You’ll soon obsess over depraved experiments you can do with your dream appliance, like make birthday cake or fry chicken. Go for it, if you dare. But if you really want to make dinner by throwing a few things together in the morning and then forgetting about food all day, opt for dishes that you’d cook slowly anyway.