The first crockpot I ever owned was a Pokey Pot.My late husband and I went to Best Buy ,but every time I tried to say "Pokey Pot",I'd start laughing so hard that I couldn't get it out.After many tries and the salesman sure I needed the men in the little white coats,my husband told them what I needed.I still can't say that name without getting tickled.
requests for crockpot recipes,we had a con-fur-ance here on the
and dee-cided it would be down right nay-bor-ly if we made a page of
be pleased as punch if you'd like to send along a "receipt" to be
with your credits,of course.And it shore nuff don't have to be a Pokey
"Maybe it's true that
begins at fifty. But everything else starts
to wear out, fall out, or spread out."
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|Fish and Misc. Meats|
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Adapting Recipes to the Crock Pot
: Rival's Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Cuisine; 1995
Recipes that lend
to Crock-Pot cooking are limitless. Almost
any recipe requiring baking or simmering will work beautifully. Here
are a few simple guidelines that will help you prepare your favorites in
- --allow sufficient time on "Low" setting.
boil away as in conventional cooking. Usually
you'll have more liquid at the end of cooking instead of less. Try
reducing the amount of liquid in the recipe by about one-half. The
exception would be soup recipes or recipes with long grain converted
rice which will need the same amount of liquid or 1/4 cup liquid per 1/4
cup raw rice.
- --Many preparatory
are not necessary. Vegetables do not need to be browned or
In most cases, all ingredients can be added to the Crock-Pot in the
and allowed to cook all day.
Exception: milk, sour cream, or cream should be added during the last hour of cooking.
- --The rock-Pot cooks so
that a few extra hours on Low need not
worry you. Any recipe may be cooked on High for the first two hours to =
reduce cooking time, then turn to Low.
Cook in Crock-Pot:
15 to 30 minutes 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours on HIgh or 4 to 8 hours on =
30 to 40 minutes 3 to 4 hours on High or 6 to 10 hours on Low*
50 min to 3 hours 4 to 6 hours on High or 8 to 18 hours on Low*
*Most uncooked meat and
combinations will require at least 8 =
hours on Low.