Hubby and I got an electric pressure cooker from his mother on Christmas Day. I had never used a pressure cooker before Christmas. We used it to make the green beans for our Christmas Dinner.
Once it got to our house, it sat on a bench in our kitchen but was not used. It wasn’t used because I did not know what I was doing with the pressure cooker.
This weekend I actually moved it from the bench to the counter. We had soup on Friday night. I’ve also cooked a roast in the electric pressure cooker for tonight’s dinner. Later I plan to make some potatoes in the pressure cooker.
I joke that I can’t make great mashed potatoes or hard-boiled eggs the traditional way. I’ve been “hard boiling” eggs in the oven for 2 years. This morning I attempted to make hard-boiled eggs in the pressure cooker. The Imaginative One told me they were delicious. Success. I’ll share the method I used to make the hard-boiled eggs later.
I hope I’ll have the same success with my mashed potatoes for tonight’s dinner.
Here’s my new pressure cooker. Most people are getting the Insta-Pot, but since this was a gift, I’m not complaining. The problem is there is not much information about the Bella Electric Pressure Cooker on the Internet.
As I experiment with the pressure cooker, I will share some recipes I’ve made.
Here are some blogs that are good starting points if you are going to start pressure cooking:
- Mel’s Kitchen Cafe – The other day, she had a blog post discussing pressure cooking.
- Pressure Cooking Today – Lots of good recipes
- Hip Pressure Cooking – This blog site has a beginner’s “class” for pressure cooking. This blog’s author shows you different ways to use your pressure cooker.
- Dad Cooks Dinner
- Pressure Cooker Diaries
What are your thoughts on pressure cooking?