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Electric Pressure Cooking

Do not use electric pressure cookers for any kind of canning. Photo courtesy Michigan State Extension

If Santa put an electric pressure cooker under your tree, you may be wondering how to use it and what can be cooked in the appliance. Here’s some general tips:

  • Always read and follow the manufacturer’s directions and cautions before use.
  • Never fill the cooker more than 1/2 to 2/3 full.
  • Use five or fewer ingredients.
  • Combine foods with common cooking times, or slice foods to reduce cooking time.
  • Hot foods heat up faster than cold foods.
  • To adapt your favorite recipe, find a similar recipe and use it as a guide. In general, cooking time is 1/3 to 1/2 of traditional cooking time. Reduce liquid by half.
  • Brown meats first for added flavor.

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Cooking in a Pressure Cooker

pressure cookerSave time, but still make low cost and nutritious meals with a pressure cooker. To use, always read and follow the manufacturer’s directions and cautions for use. Some other good resources include: