Irish potatoes and I don’t get along… 🙄 Either they are under-cooked or they are mash when I take them out of the pot. There is some appliance, though, that will help me trick these Spuds and they are cooked just fine:
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.
Another advantage, avoid extra humidity while cooking, especially during winter: Use the slow cooker! 😉 There will hardly be any steam escaping the pot, unless you open the lid.