Re: Lora Brody Slow Cooker Carmelized Onions Insert
Its the ceramic pot/bowl that fits in the metal base. Thats the 'insert'
Hope this helps.
"Jacquita" <jacq@...> wrote: Is the insert the crock part of the cooker that sits in the base that you cook all your foods in? Or is this a separate insert that sits in the crock?
- that sounds like a great idea, think i will try that. thank you!
In a message dated 12/10/2009 12:03:23 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Sue - I freeze them in ice cube trays. One icecube is about 2 T. So 2 cubes
(4 T.) give me a 1/4 cup measure. They're great as a base for stock or
Hope that helps,
PETFINDSCP@.PETFINDSCP@.<WBR>.. wrote:could you freeze these to use later?
> sue[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- Has anyone tried the Alton Brown Good Eats recipe of this?
>I have made these, and they are delicious. Stir a spoonful into beef stew, spaghetti sauce, over a grilled mushroom, grilled chicken, on a meatloaf sandwich... you name it and its yummy. A friend suggested spreading a thin layer on top of a cream cheese bagel. Haven't tried that yet but will soon.=====
>From: Chupa Babi <recetta@...>
>Sent: Thu, December 3, 2009 10:44:48 AM
>Subject: [slowcooker] Lora Brody Slow Cooker Carmelized Onions
>Lora Brody Slow Cooker Carmelized Onions
>3 pounds Vidalia oninons, or other sweet onions (4 to 5 onions, 3 to 4 inches in diameter), peeled and cut into 1/8-inch-thick to 1/4-inch-thick slices
>8 tablespoons butter, (1 stick) (see Note)
>Place the onions and butter in the insert of the slow cooker, cover, and cook on LOW for 12 to 14 hours, until the onions are deep brown and very soft. It's almost impossible to overcook these; make sure to let the onions cook until they are mahogany colored.
>yield: Makes about 3 1/2 cups
>Cooking Time: 12 to 14 hours on LOW
>Slow Cooker Size: 4 quart
>Author: Slow Cooker Cooking by Lora Brody
>Source: Epicurious, Feb 2001
>Formatted by Chupa Babi: Dec 2009
>This recipe made me fall in love with my slow cooker and recognize its potential for dishes other than beef stew and chili. Caramelizing onions in the slow cooker eliminates the possibility of burning them that exists when you cook them on the stove top. An added bonus is the heady broth you end up with, which can be used in other dishes along with the onions.
>Use the onions and liquid to flavor soups, stocks, and stews. They make a wonderful addition to risotto, a perfect pasta sauce, and the world's best pizza topping (for this use you will have to drain off the liquid first). The onions can be served on their own as a vegetable to accompany fish, meat, or fowl. Cook a very long time until they are a deep mahogany color.
>While this recipe calls for Vidalia onions, you can use other sweet onions such as Maui, Walla Walla, or Texas 1015s. If you have a large slow cooker, you can double the onions. It is not necessary to increase the amount of butter.
>Don't blanch at the amount of butter called for here. When you drain and chill the onions, the onion-flavored butter will congeal on the surface of the cooking liquid. Skim it and use it when you sauté other vegetables, over pasta, or in risotto.