Thursday, May 14, 2009
Today's kitchen experiment - dried beans in the slow cooker
The picture is totally unrelated to the post. That is a photo of our youngest turkish angora, Nicco. Now that I have posted a completely gratuitous cat photo, I will return to thoughts of cooking.
Last night in cooking class I mentioned that I make my dried beans in the slow cooker, and to my surprise no one else in class makes them this way. A long time ago I heard that the first crockpot was designed to be a bean cooker. With that premise in mind I began using the slow cooker for my dried beans years ago. Whenever it is hot, or I am too busy to be near the kitchen for hours I use my slow cooker to make a big batch of beans.
Today I decided to make my Egyptian style beans using the slow cooker. I will post the final directions later today after I have documented exactly high long the beans are in the slow cooker.