Help with Pressure Cooker?

Discussion in 'Cooking' started by chewtoy, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. chewtoy

    chewtoy Earning My Ears

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    I recently was given an 8-qt programmable pressure cooker. I have no idea how to use this but I know my Mom adored her old-fashioned one and used it all the time.

    How do you convert a Crock-Pot recipe into pressure cooking? I assume it needs less liquid? How do you figure out the timing?

    Any favorite pressure cooker recipes out there?
     
  2. GoofyGolferGirl

    GoofyGolferGirl DIS Veteran

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    It depends on what you are cooking, you will use different pressure settings for different types of food ie: I use 10lb pressure for 20 minutes on my green beans then take the lid off and let cook down. You really need a owners manual if you have never used one because if not handled properly they can be very dangerous. I always start my timing when the top starts to "jiggle". You may be able to find a manual on the internet.
     
  3. MazdaUK

    MazdaUK <font color=green>Curse this time difference!<br><

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    Pressure cooking ais also very fast (I believe) - the opposite of a crock pot, it can give a lovely stew in a short time. I've not got one as they scare me:eek:
     

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