So, on a lark, the other day I went to town and bought a small electric pressure cooker (instant pot) (it's part of a larger story, but I won't bore
you with that now). Now, I have other traditional stove top pressure cookers which I use for canning (mostly), but this is the first one of these new
fangled electric ones I've bought. This thing is the most remarkable cooking device I've ever owned, hands down! I'm actually stunned at what it
Back in the 90's, the inventor Ron Popiel (of RonCo fame) marketed some sort of a roaster device and his catch phrase was "Set it...and Forget it".
Well, I never bought that, but I did remember the phrase. Ever since, I've been searching for a device which was truly capable of just that...setting
it and forgetting it. This thing is it!
So let's see, since I bought it a week ago yesterday I've made the following:
1. Sweet Italian sausage, green peppers, tomato, onions and Pheasant breasts
2. Deconstructed Shish Kabobs with beef ribeye, Jerk seasoning and cinammon
3. German Pork Chops with sauerkraut, caraway, garlic and apples
4. More Sweet Italian sausage, tomato sauce, onion and garlic
5. German Sauerbraten (marinated beef, vinegar, ginger snaps and mustard)
6. Mexican chicken breast with serrano, jalapeno, salsa, onions and garlic (for tacos)
Every single thing I've made in this pot has come out absolutely FANTASTIC!! I mean, almost too good to be true. And, the pot truly is "Set it, and
forget it". It's FAST too. Just stick the stuff in there and it's done perfectly in about 15 minutes. Ordinarily dishes which would take hours to
prepare are done in just minutes.
When I got the thing I was mostly hoping just for a time saver. When I get home it's usually late and there's chores to do which makes it even later.
Prepping a big meal really isn't in the cards most nights. I'd hoped for something which would prepare even "just average, but edible" food.
Wow...boy have I been surprised. The food which comes out of this thing is FAR from 'just average'...it's AWESOME!
The German pork chops with sauerkraut, caraway and apples in particular were the best pork chops I think I've ever eaten in my life! I have a
love-hate thing with sauerkraut, but I gobbled this stuff up like there was no tomorrow! The thing almost hurts my feelings in some ways; I've got
all these cooking gadgets and with this thing you just toss everything in there, put the lid on it and push 'start'. The only other thing you need to
do (and quickly) is get a fork, spoon and plate...and be hungry! (note - no knife required!).
I am impressed, and thought I would share.
edit on 9/29/2018 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)