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SLOW COOKER - right 1st attempt cooking away now...but I have a query?

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dietqueen Mon 10-Jan-11 10:20:35

...lamb rogan josh on SLOW now. Im thinking when I get in at 5pm it will be ready.

However hubby not home till later and we wont eat till 8pm.

what do I do - switch it off at 5pm? then how do I warm it up?

ShatnersBassoon Mon 10-Jan-11 10:23:09

You can leave it on low to keep warm until you're ready to eat. I've never known anything overcook in a slow cooker.

arentfanny Mon 10-Jan-11 10:24:04

Mine has a warm option that keeps food warm but doesn't cook it.

dietqueen Mon 10-Jan-11 10:35:39

ummm but it will have been on from 8.30am - till I get home at 5pm (that's 9.5 hours) surely I cant keep it on warm for another 3 hours????

Can I switch off at 5pm and put on warm say around or cook high at 7pm when I take DS up to bed so an hour later it will be warmed through?

dietqueen Mon 10-Jan-11 12:44:57

bump - please give advice!!!

deemented Mon 10-Jan-11 12:46:35

I'd just leave it on warm.

ProfYaffle Mon 10-Jan-11 12:47:09

Yes, you can leave it on warm for 3 hours!

notapizzaeater Mon 10-Jan-11 12:49:22

It will be fine on warm ....

dietqueen Mon 10-Jan-11 13:34:39

ok just nipped home to check it sad and I didnt put any liquid in it just a jar of cook in sauce and its ...well very watery...another few hours say till 5pm will that make it thicker?

RoundRobyn Mon 10-Jan-11 13:44:08

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deemented Mon 10-Jan-11 13:45:29

Cornflour is your friend wink

dietqueen Mon 10-Jan-11 13:47:28

ok - I feel as if its taking over my life at the moment!!!!!!

I will go with the flow and let it continue to cook.

dietqueen Tue 11-Jan-11 11:46:43

right first attempt Lamb Rogan Josh - ok. very watery end result and lamb far too overcooked so not a good one for leaving on SLOW all day.

Am trying chicken today!

ProfYaffle Tue 11-Jan-11 14:43:37

Slow cookers don't evaporate liquid as they cook like a normal casserole so you don't need as much as normal. I second the cornflour suggestion or a handful of lentils or barley will also thicken it.

ProfYaffle Tue 11-Jan-11 14:44:23

Forgot to say, I also think the cut of meat makes a difference. If it's too lean it goes sort of dry.

RoundRobyn Wed 12-Jan-11 09:02:48

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dreamingofsun Wed 12-Jan-11 14:49:45

roundrobyn - i do lots of curry in mine. i use tinned tomatoes as the base and add either dry curry mix or some of pataks paste and then whatevers hanging around - onion, sultanas, apple, meat,veg, chutney (espec if it needs a bit of colour or oomph). don't bother frying anything

its one of my easiest/quickest meals and always gets eaten

RoundRobyn Wed 12-Jan-11 20:27:46

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