I have recently bought a new electric pressure cooker - the make is unimportant as I would imagine all new electric ones are the same. Only one teeny disadvantage, whereas you could do a quick release with the stove top type by running under cold water - you obviously can't with the electric one.
I made one of Whispering Pass' beef and tomatoes recipe, only cooked it for 20 minutes and it was delicious.
Some people don't care for gravies and sauces; my DH and I love good gravies and over the years have made my stocks in the slow cooker 6 - 8 hours. Not anymore a half hour in the pressure cooker and I have a tasty nutritious stock. Can't freeze it as I haven't got a square inch in my 14 cubic foot freezer. In fact the lid isn't closing too well and it was getting a frost around it - so it is now weighted down by a battery charger. At least I'll know where the charger is when DH says do you have any idea where ~~~~~ is. Fortunately the freezer is in the garage.
I want to encourage youngsters (male or female) to get into the kitchen and enjoy cooking. TASTE it!
Post by suehorne5892 on Jul 24, 2008 11:33:17 GMT -6
Hi Sylvia! I asked my DH how he cooked his beans in the pressure cooker and this is what he said..."throw two hand fulls in, with some pork (for flavor) and cover with water up to "the line" and cover and cook for 45 minutes." I'll try it and let you know...however, I will be keeping everyone in the other room in case of an explosion of beans! Sue in NC
Sue you are such a coward! I'm looking forward to trying not only your DH's bean dish, but looking forward to trying a lot of the recipes on this site.
The only bean dish we have is the 57 kind as an accompaniment to Scotch Pie, Sausage Roll, full English etc. We/I use a lot of dry - soaked beans in my soups, but haven't made a dish from just beans. Did you know if you give your beans a good soak - preferably overnight, the flatulence problem associated with beans is cut down by 90 per cent.
I swear that the new pressure cookers don't have that fear element that our Mum's ones had. This new one I have is completely silent - so silent I was scared - no seriously I kept on expecting a jiggle and a whoosh etc but nowt. The beef that I used in Whispering Pass' recipe is the cheapest cut available and was melt-in-the-mouth in 20 minutes at 15psi.