I need a "glacial" cooking setting.
October 3, 2011 5:14 AM Subscribe
I'm a new slow cooker convert -- but most of the recipes I'm finding aren't slow enough
for me now. Help!
posted by EmpressCallipygos to Food & Drink (32 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
I have an 11-hour workday these days, and a 40-minute commute on each end of that. So I am away from home 12 hours every day. I got a little 4-quart slow cooker to help appease that some. I also invested in a programmable cooker, which automatically shifts to "warm" when the cooking cycle is done. The problem is, though, that the "warm" cycle turns off after four hours, and all the recipes I'm finding call for only 7 or 8 hours of cooking time -- and the "warm" cycle would run out. Or they call for me to stir something after 4 or 5 hours. In a lot of cases, even switching from cooking something on "high" to "low" also wouldn't help.
I need to find things that call for at LEAST 10 hours of cooking time, and do NOT require any stirring or temperature shifts during the process. I've found only two; anyone know any more? (Ideally, I'd also like to avoid any extra prep work before adding things to the cooker; I'd be scrambling to get to the bus at 6:30 am and would rather not be sauteing onions or browning meat at that time).
Thanks. (I am fortunately done with this job in March and can start using all the OTHER slow cooker recipes finally.)