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Advice about Slow Cookers needed 
7th-Jan-2010 09:41 pm
I bought one. I understand that they cook things more slowly at a lower heat. Is there a general rule for making, say casseroles? Do  I make the kind of casserole I would normally but put it in the slow cooker all day rather than the oven for an hour or two? Do I need an actual recipe book? Mine comes with a book but there's nothing in it that I would want to cook especially or extra ingredients are needed.

If I browned some beef stewing steak and onions, then threw them in with a chopped leek, celery, pepper, mushroom, tinned toms and a stock cube - would that work? Or would I need to do something else?
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7th-Jan-2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
Basically, you can throw stuff into your slow cooker in the morning, turn it on, and come home to yummy casserole.

As well as the using less liquid thing, the other thing to remember is that when you're chucking ingredients in, root vegetables should go in first, to ensure they cook properly.

Elsewise...experiment, and have fun!
7th-Jan-2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I shall have an experiment tomorrow, if I'm at home or Saturday! :-)
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