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Aibu to think people who don't like slow cookers usually don't no what to make

(143 Posts)
pleasemothermay1 Thu 28-Jul-16 20:38:09

I love my slow cooker when I first got it made stews as I hadn't a clue what else I could make however since then I found out you can make loads

Most people either don't no how to use it or don't really know what you can make

I have make fudge in mine

Chicken wrapped in backed stuffed with cream cheese on a bed of leeks

Also make cakes in mine often it's so moist

pleasemothermay1 Thu 28-Jul-16 20:40:03

Curry mutton
Filling for pasteys

Slow cookers are fab just Bing everything in and put your feet up

And can I say you have never had pulled porl like slow Coker pulled pork

PurpleDaisies Thu 28-Jul-16 20:41:02

Er, would you like a badge or something? confused

Why do you care how people cook their food?

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Thu 28-Jul-16 20:42:17

Yes, the reason we despise them is because we have no idea what to do with them.

I put pond weed and frog's legs in mine and stir madly whilst wearing my pointy hat and scratching my warts. Makes amazing potions.

<lets out a cackle>

Atlas15 Thu 28-Jul-16 20:45:38

They look great I would give you a badge. You are right though. But the recipes I follow for slow cookers still come out shit. How do you know which ones are best? Also do you have a jerk chicken recipe? 😀

VeryBitchyRestingFace Thu 28-Jul-16 20:45:55

Also make cakes in mine often it's so moist

Must. Resist.

GinandJag Thu 28-Jul-16 20:45:55

I use my slow cooker a lot, but mostly to just keep warm things I have made on the stove. My slow cooker is one you can put on the hob to do your sautéing and browning, which is fab.

My newest acquisition is at the opposite end of the spectrum - a pressure cooker. Loving it so far.

Newes Thu 28-Jul-16 20:46:30

Slow Cooker Marketing Board branching out, aren't they?

You just have NO imagination as a slogan needs a bit of work.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Thu 28-Jul-16 20:46:42

Do you cook the bodies of your enemies??

What about the hair?,

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Thu 28-Jul-16 20:47:34

Can we see a picture of your moist cake??

<not mature enough to resist>

pleasemothermay1 Thu 28-Jul-16 20:48:06

poster Atlas15 Thu 28-Jul-16 20:45:38

On Facebook there are slow cooker groups people try things out then give out the recipe to be honest I would say don't use Brest or thigh

Use legs for jerk chicken

Usually people use to much liquid

Atlas15 Thu 28-Jul-16 20:48:46


DeadGood Thu 28-Jul-16 20:50:09

"Also make cakes in mine often it's so moist"


VBRF I couldn't let it pass! shudder

pleasemothermay1 Thu 28-Jul-16 20:50:57

Oh and you need to season the meat the night before

Wolfiefan Thu 28-Jul-16 20:52:14

When I got my slow cooker I used recipes from books and found they often all tasted very slightly the same. Used it rarely.
Found an amazing FB group. Lots of spicy and tasty recipes.
Also hunted online. Started cooking "roast" beef and lamb in slow cooker. Yum.
Pulled pork. Not in sickly BBQ. Mix of herbs and spices coat meat and it sits in stock.

TheRealKimmySchmidt63 Thu 28-Jul-16 20:52:15


ChicRock Thu 28-Jul-16 20:52:52

Everything I did in my slow cooker was just tasteless bland meh.

And as for it being so easy and just bunging everything in, no it's really not that effortless. Seriously who can be arsed chopping veg and sealing meat in the frying pan at 6am before going to work.

IonaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Jul-16 20:54:17

I also struggle with what to make, but DO have one MN recipe I often do from years ago - pork loin, tin of French onion soup, shed loads of garlic, crushed and rubbed all over pork, bit of soy sauce, splash of red wine if you have it. Cook on low for 6-8hrs. It is to a jacket potato what Cagney is to Lacey, I tell you.

pleasemothermay1 Thu 28-Jul-16 20:57:40

poster ChicRock Thu 28-Jul-16 20:52:52

Shame to hear that if you get into things it can really save time but clearly not for eveyone

Wolfiefan Thu 28-Jul-16 20:59:39

Iona MN. Shame on you!!! You should be extolling the wonders of the slow cooker recipes in the MN cookbook!!!

AudreyBradshaw Thu 28-Jul-16 20:59:48

We were discussing buying a new slow cooker today. I loved our last one until I broke the lid. Can I have your fudge recipe pleeeease?

HoratioNightboy Thu 28-Jul-16 21:00:17

Good for you, hen.

PurpleDaisies Thu 28-Jul-16 21:00:27

That sounds delicious Iona.

My current favourite is Mongolian beef...

I normally add sliced red chilli and serve with baby corn, Mangetout and rice.

Notso Thu 28-Jul-16 21:02:14

I use mine quite often but have had some disasters. Risotto was grim. A lot of the recipes I see on FB are for things I don't see the point of slow cooking. Cakes, fudge, lasagne don't take much cooking.

Reiltin Thu 28-Jul-16 21:04:49

I'd love to use mine more. What fb groups do you all recommend?

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