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Will I burn the house down if I do this?

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AKMD Mon 24-Oct-11 20:36:07

I have a recipe for Moroccan lamb that looks yummy. The recipe says it takes 40 mins to cook on the hob but I'm going out 9-4ish tomorrow and thought it would be nice to put it in the slow cooker on low in the morning and leave it on all day. Tea is at 630 when DH gets home from work. I'm using 300g of lamb and 1 can of chopped tomatoes - is that enough liquid or will I come home to find the fire brigade sitting on my doorstep/a congealed mess?

bushymcbush Mon 24-Oct-11 20:39:09

If your back in at 4 and nit eating until 6.30, why do you need to use the slow cooker?

Other than that, I'm afraid I don't know! Sorry for useless response.

bushymcbush Mon 24-Oct-11 20:39:48

Not eating. Not nit eating. Yuk.

4madboys Mon 24-Oct-11 20:49:00

i often put stuff in the slow cooker and leave it all day on a low heat and then if i need to turn it up to high once i get in, never had a problem yet! smile

verlainechasedrimbauds Mon 24-Oct-11 20:53:30

Should be ok I should think as the moisture/steam creates a seal round the lid and you lose far less liquid than cooking in a conventional oven. You tend not to need as much liquid in a slow cooker so unless you are cutting down the liquid dramatically from the recipe you will be fine.

Bohica Mon 24-Oct-11 20:57:02

Your house will be safe and your dinner will be yummy.

A slow cooker doesn't need liquid, I cook jacket pots in mine just wrapped in foil and on med all day.

AKMD Mon 24-Oct-11 21:04:07

Excellent, I'll continue with the original plan then. MIL is coming for tea so it has to be good!

bushy I want to slow-cook it because when I get back in I'll have 20mo DS to look after, who wails if he isn't allowed into the kitchen while I'm cooking but has to be closely watched if he gets in as he starts raiding the fridge smile

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