In the past couple of months – I’ve been cooking using a slow cooker. Apart from the fact that I ran out of gas, slow cooker is a way for lazy cook like me. Concept of slow cooker is very simple..
DUMP EVERYTHING IN… LET IT COOK FOR HOURS..
Few things that you would need to know when using slow cooker:
- Be careful with how much water you use, unlike stove cooking – slow cookers will retain a lot of the moisture.
- Be wary of the spices – spices are great, but too much of them will create overwhelming flavors. My first stew – i put a bit too much thyme.. extra one teaspoon!!
- No fats please! – adding milk and cream should be done towards the end, possibly the last one hour or so. Cream and milk will separate and start creating yucky texture.
In anyway – so far, I’ve done BBQ chicken, short ribs, beef stews, chicken stews, chicken soup. And of course a lot of disasters along the way 🙂