How Versatile Are Pressure Cookers?
Pressure cookers have been recognized as perhaps the most versatile food preparation devices that anyone could have in their kitchen.
They can save money and time when it comes to cooking delicious meals – whether it be for the family or for a group of friends who have gathered to socialize.
However, even the increasing popularity of the pressure cooker has left many people confused about just how versatile this piece of kitchen equipment can be.
First, let’s look at some basics. A pressure cooker can reduce the cooking time of several family staples by up to 70%. Want that thick and creamy chicken soup with added veggies for a cool winter evening – ready in under an hour.
Classic pot roast with all the veggies (including prep time) – just over an hour.
And in both of these instances, you end up with a meal that has a much higher nutritional value than you would get using traditional methods of cooking. But aside from that, you are going to have a protein that retains its natural flavor and is melt in the mouth well.
There is very little that you cannot use your pressure cooker to prepare.
But some secret meals may amaze those who are new to the world of pressure cookers.
Here are a few favorites.
Want that perfect starter before serving the main course. Artichokes. For 30 minutes. Pop some fresh garlic cloves in there and serve with a sprinkling of the cheese of your choice and some breadcrumbs and you have provided the perfect intro to a great meal. Toast some french loaf, serve a slice of two on the plate, and you have the ideal start to a dinner party.
What about that family favorite mac and cheese. You can make a mac and cheese in a pressure cooker in under 30 minutes. And it will not be a soggy, tasteless mess. Add all the ingredients – make sure that the temperature is right and you will have a glorious home cooked meal in next to no time.
Want to get fancy for the big game – and make sure that your guests will compliment you on the quality of the snacks? Teriyaki Barbecue Chicken Wings. All in under 10 minutes. This one does require a little extra effort in that you will have to place under heat in the oven for about 5 minutes to crisp them up. But for a total prep time to finished and served of under 30 minutes, it still means that you will be saving enormous amounts of time – that you can be spending with friends and family.
Preparing beef brisket can be a long process. For most people it means between 6 to 8 hours in the over, Soaking the brisket in the marinade overnight gives a great depth of flavor. And then an hour in the pressure cooker and you have a dish that will have people coming back for more.
All Compare Pressure cookers are incredibly versatile. Investigate which model would best suit your needs today.