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Offline welshgalq8

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Slow cookers
« 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
« Last Edit: Tuesday 23 February 2010, 1841 by welshgalq8 »

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 February 2010, 0853 »
That looked good until I got to the tins of tomatoes bit.
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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 23 February 2010, 1156 »
That looked good until I got to the tins of tomatoes bit.
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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 23 February 2010, 1422 »
Evil with a small 'e' I reckon...

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #4 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.

Offline welshgalq8

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #5 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

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #7 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 (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 ...

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #8 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


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« Reply #9 on: Friday 26 March 2010, 1306 »
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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 27 April 2010, 1922 »
Could you cook that slowly in the oven too ??? ;D

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #14 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.

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #15 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

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 28 April 2010, 0914 »
Oh Mab, your a scream lol !!!!  ;D

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #17 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...

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #18 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 :)

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« Reply #19 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!

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #20 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 ..
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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #22 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

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Re: Slow cookers
« Reply #23 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.
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