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Is there no dedicated Instant Pot thread here? So far I've had the greatest success with the most mundane of goals - perfect hardboiled eggs, rice, mac& cheese - but it's come in handy once or twice, and it's great to reduce certain recipes to just one dish. For instance, the now famous Indian butter chicken recipe that made a star of its author:

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/the-butter-chicken-lady-who-made-indian-cooks-love-the-instant-pot

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 4 March 2018 19:10 (nine months ago) Permalink

Kenji-Alt’s pressure cooker chile verde is in regular rotation here.

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/03/easy-pressure-cooker-pork-chile-verde-recipe.html

And weeknight pho https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/01/30-minute-pressure-cooker-pho-ga-recipe.html using this technique but simplifying even more w/

1) pho spice sachets from Vietnamese markets
2) frozen tendon meatballs

Also super easy risotto w/ squashes

rb (soda), Sunday, 4 March 2018 19:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

This thread reminded me I need to figure out how to farm drugs in Stardew Valley

El Tomboto, Sunday, 4 March 2018 19:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

Will definitely try that pho. Maybe not with drumsticks, though.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 4 March 2018 19:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

is there something special and wonderful about the Instant Pot vs. other brands of slow cookers and pressure cookers, or are we using the term generically?

sarahell, Sunday, 4 March 2018 21:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

I understand that the Instant Pot is a fancy electronic pressure cooker in the way that a Zojirushi is fucking amazing at making rice

El Tomboto, Sunday, 4 March 2018 21:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

Instant Pot Lux V3 6 appliances in 1 enhanced version includes a cake and egg program in addition to the Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer.

Features 12 Smart Built-In Programs – Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Cake, Egg, Sauté, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Pressure Cook, Keep Warm, Steam and Slow Cook, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button

El Tomboto, Sunday, 4 March 2018 21:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

saw the recent NYT profile and am strongly considering one

but! there are so many to choose from on amazon (including off brand versions)

the late great, Sunday, 4 March 2018 22:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

it's so good, love my IP

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 4 March 2018 22:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

i have a "cosori" brand one and it is good

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 4 March 2018 22:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

i don't have one and probably never will but all instant pot users should check out my pal laurel's IP cookbooks: https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Electric-Pressure-Cooker-Cookbook-ebook/dp/B01CIYURJE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1520210989&sr=8-3

call all destroyer, Monday, 5 March 2018 00:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

oh wow I already had that book on Kindle! it's good

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 5 March 2018 01:40 (nine months ago) Permalink

she has one more out there and possibly another in the works. also, she rules.

call all destroyer, Monday, 5 March 2018 01:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

i have a gourmia pressure cooker/slow cooker and it's good for certain things, but other things seem better made in the more traditional stove top way

sarahell, Monday, 5 March 2018 08:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

xpost your friend must've made a grip off that book, it was def one of the ones that guy recommended on the IP Facebook group

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 5 March 2018 13:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

The best IP recipes I've found and used have been like 20% of coupons. They still take work, they still take special ingredients and shopping, they still take some attentive cooking, but they take off maybe 20% of the time. Which is fine with me, especially since despite the aforementioned they typically do it all in one pot.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 5 March 2018 14:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

I've had one just over a year now. It's a good tool, glad I got it, but it has frustrating limits and is strictly 2nd-tier cookware.

WilliamC, Monday, 5 March 2018 14:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

That's my biggest frustration. For admittedly useful yet 2nd tier cookware, it takes up a ton of space.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 5 March 2018 17:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

it just kinda reminds me of when microwave ovens got popular and people bought microwave oven cookbooks and then decades later -- "lol at cookbooks for microwave"

sarahell, Monday, 5 March 2018 17:47 (nine months ago) Permalink

xp -- yeah, I'm glad I have an out of the kitchen but easily accessible storage spot for mine, or I might have sold it by now. Things it's pretty good for: eggs of all yolk-donenesses, yogurt, cheesecake, stock, going from dried beans to a done dish in an afternoon. I don't like it for chunky country-style stews because I want some texture variation and flavor control. But it is great to pound some steam into chicken thighs with stock and seasonings and tenderize them for making that stew on the stovetop. I haven't tried rice -- my stovetop method is so perfect I haven't had any reason to.

WilliamC, Monday, 5 March 2018 19:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

I tried to make coq au vin in the Instant Pot as my first thing. That was a mistake (especially since I had never made coq au vin before).

Yerac, Monday, 5 March 2018 20:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I have a vegetable soup recipe adapted from the modernist cuisine cookbook that calls for a pressure cooker and it's divine

gbx, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 01:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

Hot Pot Sergeant!

DJ U OK Hun? (jed_), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 01:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

OMG, I should make that label for my instant pot.

Yerac, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 01:28 (eight months ago) Permalink


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