Remember my post in August — Irish Potatoes? I shared how frustrating it can be to cook potatoes in Ireland. Solution? Just use one of these:
First time I came across a slow cooker was in Germany, at my American neighbour’s house. She could hardly believe that I have never seen a Crock-Pot (™) before. The bolognese sauce she made was the best I’ve ever tasted.
Crock-Pot (™) is a slow cooker but not every slow cooker is a Crock-Pot (™) 😉 In Ireland they are mainly called slow cookers and only the original one is called by its brand name! You can buy them in large supermarkets, electrical retailers and on offer in Aldi and Lidl. (Compare prices!)
Following are just a few of the advantages…
- Uses only between 100-300 watts (depending on size and brand)
- Vegetables aren’t easily overcooked
- Simple cooking: prepare and cook all in one pot; forget about it until dinner.
- Enjoy delicate and tender meat.
Remember what I said last week?
There is something else you can do to avoid more humidity inside the house: it’s about the way you cook.
Use the slow cooker! 😉 There will hardly be any steam escaping the pot, unless you open the lid.