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Pressure cooker - just bought one. Rubbish recipe book

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Perplexedicom · 08/09/2016 00:54

Just that, really.
I'm struggling to find really good recipes to use with my Pressure King Pro.
I'd like to cook healthy but yummy family meals - Slimming World type stuff (but pref. without 1000 ingredients)!
Any ideas?

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okok · 08/09/2016 01:12

I have an ancient one and I find it handy for
potatoes - I can't imagine waiting 15 or 20 minutes for potatoes to cook as pressure cooker does them in a few minutes

beans and anything else that takes ages to cook

I haven't got the hang of jam in the pressure cooker - but marmalade is speeded up no end using a pressure cooker - though my way of making marmalade is a bit idiosyncratic I must admit...

"boiling" ham or bacon - though you need to soak salty bacon before hand as pressure cooker doesn't reduce saltiness of bacon the way normal boiling would

puddings and cakes - but you have to cook them at normal temperature for long enough so that they rise (if it is something like a sponge or ginger bread) - once under pressure it gets too hot for them to rise - though to be fair I am not a great person for cake.

I have also done lambs hearts (which would otherwise take ages to cook) in a basin submerged in the pressure cooker - ie same as steaming in a basin - I stuff them, but keep the stuffing v v dry as some steam leaks as I am rubbish at covering basins properly so I get some steam leaking in and making the mixture damp_

Bet it would boss oxtail as well but I am not desperately keen on oxtail and it seems to be v expensive for a chopped up old tail of a cow, so I haven't tried this.

really I'd use it for just about anything except; boiling an egg, making bread, making sauces and cooking rice, pasta or cous cous. Though I bet someone has made bread in a pressure cooker....

TeddyIsaHe · 09/09/2016 11:56

Check out the Serious Eats website (would link but am on mobile and its impossible!) Search their pressure cooker recipes some really tasty things on there, which prompted me to buy a pressure cooker! Highly recommend the green chilli chicken, it's amazing, freezes well and is super healthy!

TeddyIsaHe · 09/09/2016 11:58
takesnoprisoners · 13/09/2016 11:20

I can't live without my PC. I am vegetarian and make mostly Indian/Asian food and this has been a game changer. Chickpeas, Beans cooked in 15 mins, potatoes in 5-8 mins, Dal in 10 mins with no oil, Indian curry base in 10mins... Someone added me to a Pressure Cooker group on FB and it has changed my cooking and saved me so much time!!

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