Sunday, 26 May 2019

Pressure cooked gammon

I have cooked a whole chicken in the pressure cooker for 20 minutes. Although it came out white, it was moist, tender and tasty. I have cut up a shoulder of pork into one inch cubes, cooked  for 15 minutes, left to depressurise naturally, they came out pulled pork tender and tasty.

Today, it was a 1.3kg joint of gammon. It was soaked for one hour, put in with 3 mugs of water, brought up to pressure and cooked for 37 minutes. After leaving it to lose pressure naturally, it was ready. Again, beautifully tender and moist. I had some with cauliflower cheese, DB had his with swede, squash and carrot cheese.

I think pressure cooking meat is going to be my normal method most of the time from now on.

13 comments:

  1. My only experience of pressure cookers is the one my mum had years ago, which made lots of noise and steam and even mum was scared of it - it frightened the life out of us kids! I dare say they've improved a bit over the years though, lol.

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    1. They still make quite a noise but no weights to mess about with now. You can get electric ones which you just set up and it does it all for you.

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  2. I use my pressure cooker a lot. It enables me to use cheaper cuts of meat that end up very moist and tender in only half an hour. A friend of mine says she is too scared to use one but they are perfectly safe when used properly.

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    1. They scare me a bit but I just try to ignore it.

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  3. It is such a shame that so many people have distant memories of PCs hissing like dragons in their grannies' kitchens. Nowadays they are safe and so useful!

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    1. I think the modern ones look safer, my sister always looked in danger of scolding herself.

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  4. I remember my MIL's and it scared the life out of me. But in India everyone uses them all of the time and they are still the old fashioned noisy ones.

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    1. I guess you just have to get use to it.

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  5. I have never tried anything other than roasts or cut up meat in my pressure cooker. I will have to try a small ham the next time.

    God bless.

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    1. I shall try a different meat next time we have a joint. Meat is a treat for us.

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  6. My MIL had one and always did ham in it and it was always delicious. I'm put off by the thought of having to learn about how to work a new gadget!

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    1. I felt like I was lighting tnt the first few times I used it, very wary. So much simpler nowadays.

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  7. Not something that I have or have ever tried but remarkable that you can cook something so quickly. I favour a slow cooker but that is probably because that is what I know.

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