Thursday, September 27, 2012

Always Learning

 Until earlier this year I always thought you had to add water to a crock pot when cooking. How did I go so long without knowing water isn't always needed?
My mom is the one who told me about cooking in a crock pot without water; she also suggested adding paprika to your meat so it has color when it's finished cooking.
 I slow cooked a chicken all night without water and then removed all the meat from the bones.
Next I added to the broth already in the crock some celery, onions and garlic; plus the bones, skin and fat. 
Covered it all in water and slow cooked it all day. 
By evening I had some of the best broth which was then used for barley chicken soup.


SchneiderPeeps said...

yum, that looks so good. Isn't it funny the things we do just because we've always done them that way.

Packrat said...

I just learned this same thing a few days ago. Crazy how we get stuck, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

See told ya Patty.. y'all need to think out of the box..
just joking.. glad it turned out so good. I've got chicken and gravy in my pot ready to cook for dinner.

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