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Title: Slow cookers
Post by: welshgalq8 on Tuesday 23 February 2010, 0813
Got a huge slow cooker for my birthday, big enough to fit large joints of meat inside :) I've got a really good recipe for minted lamb shanks, just wondering if anyone else has any good slow cooker recipes?

Slow cooker lamb shanks al a welshgal

One shank per person ( two if you've got a large appitite :) )
A few onions
A few cloves of garlic
Two tins of tomatoes
A beef oxo cube
Glass of red or white wine (what ever you have left......ahem)
Dried mint

Soften onions and garlic in a bit of butter, when golden chuck in slow cooker
Brown lamb shanks all over, chuck in slow cooker
Put wine in the pan and scrape all the good bit off, chuck in slow cooker
Chuck in tins of toms
Crumble oxo cube over, I use two if I'm feeling rich
Sprinkle over a generous amount of dried mint
Leave on low for 8-10 hours or maybe 6 high on high

Serve with lovely mash  ;D
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Llaingoch on Tuesday 23 February 2010, 0853
That looked good until I got to the tins of tomatoes bit.
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Mab y Mynydd on Tuesday 23 February 2010, 1156
That looked good until I got to the tins of tomatoes bit.
Pffffaahhhhh!  Call yourself evil?
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Tecsyn on Tuesday 23 February 2010, 1422
Evil with a small 'e' I reckon...
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Porty on Tuesday 23 February 2010, 1647
Mrs Porty makes a mean lowbs scouse in it takes all day to cook but well worth the wait.
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: welshgalq8 on Tuesday 23 February 2010, 1837
Mrs Porty makes a mean lowbs scouse in it takes all day to cook but well worth the wait.

Now you'll have to ask if she'll share her recipe with us, I haven't had lowb scouse in years......... The last time might even have been a lowb scouse pie from the dolphin when I was in 6th form :D
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: welshgalq8 on Tuesday 23 February 2010, 1839
That looked good until I got to the tins of tomatoes bit.

Everyone knows it's mushrooms that are the devils work  :P
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Jean on Tuesday 23 February 2010, 2050
Mrs Porty makes a mean lowbs scouse in it takes all day to cook but well worth the wait.

Now you'll have to ask if she'll share her recipe with us, I haven't had lowb scouse in years......... The last time might even have been a lowb scouse pie from the dolphin when I was in 6th form :D


This (http://forum.caergybi.com/index.php/topic,157.msg2174.html#msg2174) (scroll to post no. 14) is Cod's recipe for Lob Scows.  I have made it in the slow cooker once or twice, and it is delicious! :)  But I suppose many people will have their own family recipes ...
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: welshgalq8 on Friday 26 March 2010, 0710
Slow cooker meatballs went down a treat last night, possibly the best meatballs I have ever made :) I should have taken pics but they were gone in a flash!

Slow cooker meatballs

2 500g packets beef mince
1 500g packet of pork mince
egg
half a packet of cream crackers
1 ltr of passata
4 onions
6 cloves of garlic
wostershessershire sauce
oregano
salt
pepper
flour
olive oil

Fry off onions in olive oil until golden
Add garlic and fry for a few minutes more
Add to slow cooker

mix beef and pork mince together
crush cream crackers, add to mince
add a tsp of oregano, salt and pepper and egg to mince
mix really well.

Form mince into balls (I had golf ball size ones :))
add salt and pepper to the flour and place in a bowl
place ball in flour and roll around until coated
fry until browned all over, pop in the slow cooker

Pour over the passata and a few splashes of wostershessershire ( you could put in some red wine if you have it ;))
Add 2 tsp of oregano and mix gently

leave on low for 10 hours, medium for 8 for high for 4/5

Serve with spaghetti or warm crusty French bread

Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Gribbie on Friday 26 March 2010, 1306
yumyum
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: orange1 on Tuesday 27 April 2010, 1922
Could you cook that slowly in the oven too ??? ;D
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Lizzie on Tuesday 27 April 2010, 2130
Slow cookers are only supposed to use the same amount of electricity as a light bulb, so I presume would use up more electricity having the oven going for a few hours, then theres remembering to not let it go dry, which doesn't happen in a slow cooker.
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Jean on Tuesday 27 April 2010, 2258
We had soup made from leftovers today ... all of which I chucked in the slow cooker yesterday afternoon, and left on the lowest setting all night.

It seemed to work quite well.  Himself had three helpings.
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Mab y Mynydd on Tuesday 27 April 2010, 2259
I put a steak on the lamp in the hallway at 20.31 just after reading your post Lizzie.  The basdud's not even rare yet.
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Jean on Tuesday 27 April 2010, 2302
I put a steak on the lamp in the hallway at 20.31 just after reading your post Lizzie.  The basdud's not even rare yet.

I seem to remember a story about someone (I think in WWII) who wrapped a trout in aluminium foil and put it on their car radiator, and, when they'd completed their journey, it was cooked.   Perhaps you should take the steak for a drive, Mab.
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Shell on Tuesday 27 April 2010, 2312
I put a steak on the lamp in the hallway at 20.31 just after reading your post Lizzie.  The basdud's not even rare yet.

Fabulous! ;D
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Lizzie on Wednesday 28 April 2010, 0914
Oh Mab, your a scream lol !!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Tecsyn on Wednesday 28 April 2010, 0918
I put a steak on the lamp in the hallway at 20.31 just after reading your post Lizzie.  The basdud's not even rare yet.

I seem to remember a story about someone (I think in WWII) who wrapped a trout in aluminium foil and put it on their car radiator, and, when they'd completed their journey, it was cooked.   Perhaps you should take the steak for a drive, Mab.

I tried this but the old trout refused to get under the bonnet...
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: welshgalq8 on Thursday 29 April 2010, 1452
I've seen pictures of someone cooking bacon by wrapping around the barrel of a machine gun and letting off a few rounds :)
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Tecsyn on Friday 30 April 2010, 1031
I've seen pictures of someone cooking bacon by wrapping around the barrel of a machine gun and letting off a few rounds :)

I'll try that!
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: tulip on Friday 30 April 2010, 1247
I've seen pictures of someone cooking bacon by wrapping around the barrel of a machine gun and letting off a few rounds :)
Yeah a few 10 second bursts from a GPMG should do it ..
Bullet mark 3.  hahahah..
http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/2010/03/26/cooking-some-bacon-the-machine-gun-method/
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Jean on Friday 30 April 2010, 1324
I've seen pictures of someone cooking bacon by wrapping around the barrel of a machine gun and letting off a few rounds :)

I'll try that!

At this point, Tecsyn, I'd ask what's wrong with an ordinary frying-pan ... except that I seem to remember that some of your experiences in kitchens have not quite measured up to expectations.
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Lizzie on Friday 30 April 2010, 1734
BANGERS don't have the same meaning in the Tec's household, frying pans are a Weapon of Mass ( kitchen) Destruction.....lol
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Trefignath on Friday 30 April 2010, 2248
Oh come on girls. A bloke makes one small mistake and you wimmin don't let him ever forget it.
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Porty on Saturday 01 May 2010, 2119
Oh come on girls. A bloke makes one small mistake and you wimmin don't let him ever forget it.

Have you ever made a mistake in the kitchen Tref ?
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Tecsyn on Sunday 02 May 2010, 1454
Oh come on girls. A bloke makes one small mistake and you wimmin don't let him ever forget it.

Have you ever made a mistake in the kitchen Tref ?

I've made one or two! Tref has a chef and a butler though, I wonder if he knows where the kitchen is...
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Trefignath on Sunday 02 May 2010, 2007
Oh come on girls. A bloke makes one small mistake and you wimmin don't let him ever forget it.

Have you ever made a mistake in the kitchen Tref ?

I've made one or two! Tref has a chef and a butler though, I wonder if he knows where the kitchen is...

 ;D


The only mistake I made in the kitchen was learning how to cook and do the washing up without breaking anything.
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Llaingoch on Wednesday 19 May 2010, 1551
What a con this so called 'slow cooking' is.
I tried to 'slow cook' something after seeing this thread and it got burnt.
Then I 'slow cooked' something else but not for as long and it was still raw in the middle.

Blydi slow cooking uffar.
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: welshgalq8 on Wednesday 19 May 2010, 1737
What a con this so called 'slow cooking' is.
I tried to 'slow cook' something after seeing this thread and it got burnt.
Then I 'slow cooked' something else but not for as long and it was still raw in the middle.

Blydi slow cooking uffar.

:D What were you trying to create Llainy?
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Mab y Mynydd on Thursday 20 May 2010, 1201
Havoc I would think Welshgal doll.
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: nanon on Thursday 20 May 2010, 1534
Probably just cheese on toast  :D
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Porty on Thursday 20 May 2010, 1542
I bet he's using the cooker on gas mark1  :D.

You do know it's a slow cooker and not your normal cooker/oven.
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Llaingoch on Thursday 20 May 2010, 1612
I bet he's using the cooker on gas mark1  :D.

You do know it's a slow cooker and not your normal cooker/oven.


Flippin heck.

No wonder yeah......
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Che Guevaras Flip Flops on Thursday 20 May 2010, 1958
slow cookers are useless at fried breakfasts.  And stir frys.  And chips.

well overrated.
Title: Re: Slow cookers
Post by: Trefignath on Thursday 20 May 2010, 2238
How are they with chicken tikka?