Crock Pot Cooking Tips Every Chef Should Know
Here you will find the Crockpot Chef's Top 10 Crock Pot Cooking Tips for the best slow cooking experience. By following these simple rules you will increase the value of your meals ten times over and will be cooking like a gourmet chef, overnight.
Avoid making the same mistakes as other cooks make. You will be the talk of the town when people taste your amazing slow cooked meals. And all you did was follow these Ten Crockpot tips.
- It's best to NOT fill your Crockpot to the top when slow cooking. Only fill half to three quarters for the best results.
- Avoid placing frozen foods in your slow cooker. It is much better to use thawed foods.
- To save money and cut out the fat try using cheaper cuts of meat. They are less expensive and tend to have less fat which is better for slow cooking.
- If cooking with soft vegetables like mushrooms and tomatoes, don't add them to the crock pot until the last hour.
- Because vegetables take longer to cook than meat, they should be placed on the bottom for maximum results.
- Avoid lifting the lid when cooking. This lets out the heat and will increase cooking time.
- If there is too much moisture on the lid to see the food, (without lifting it) just turn/spin the lid and the moisture will disappear.
- Unless the recipe specifically advises; wait until the last Thirty to Forty minutes before placing diary foods into the crockpot.
- To avoid rubbery seafood, wait until the last one to two hours before adding.
- For healthier meals, cut the fat and skins from your meats, poultry and fish. It will not only be healthier for you, it will taste better.
BONUS TIP - Use this Crock Pot Cooking Time Converter to find out how long it takes to cook your favorite Stove Top or Oven Baked Recipe in the Crockpot.