Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Instant pot Cold Start Yogurt

Ok, this is QUICK and I don't even have any play by play pictures, BUT, I did a quick video so... here's the low down,

you have an Instant Pot pressure cooker, a bunch of little jars, ultra filtered milk (insert Fairlife) and you have some active yogurt culture, like from a previous batch or you grabbed a little .75 tub of Fage greek yogurt.  You're set.  Unless you want it sweet, then add between half and a full can of sweetened condensed milk.  NOW you're set.

Combine the ingredients, divide them in the jars, add about a cup of water to the inner liner and put a trivet in if you feel like it, then play real life tetris and stack those jars!  Put some lid on, either the pressure cooker lid or a plate or whatever you have.  NO pressure, just keeps the dust off.

Set timer for 11 hours on yogurt setting and go to bed.
MORNING! put lids on the jars, put them in the fridge, go to work or go have your day
AFTERNOON! eat the yogurt. :)


Here is the link to the video of the process and my charming chit chat,  and be nice, I'm just making some yogurt.

/thanks, tracy

Friday, July 19, 2019

Chicken and potatoes in the pressure cooker


This is my goto for chicken thighs, it's easy, quick and absolutely delicious.  Thighs are cheaper, tastier and way more tender and juicy than chicken breasts and this method will convince even the die hard thigh-hater.  Seriously, it's yummy!!

RECIPE (and method)

6 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
dredge (flour, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, any other spices you like)
plain oil and/or bacon fat
1 large onion
1 small bag mini potatoes
2 garlic cloves
cream to finish

Dredge the chicken thighs and saute on high in the pressure cooker.  Fry them in batches until beautifully brown. 

Remove chicken and fry cut up onion for a few moments, then add the potatoes and garlic. Shush around a little bit.  Add about a cup of water and deglaze the pan.  Return the chicken to the pan, just set it on top of the potatoes/onion.

Lock and load, high pressure for 15 minutes.  Open either quick or natural, your choice.  This super easy dish can wait for you happily!

Remove chicken and veggies to a platter.  Turn pot on high and boil the sauce a little, add a little cream to enrich it if you're feeling the love.

Drape a little sauce on the chicken, serve with sauce on the side and in my case, with a little blob of aioli . (video recipe link below)

I didn't to play by play pics but here's the link to the video, it's real time so grab a glass of wine.

I hope you enjoy,