Grandmas pressure cooker cooking

by Michael Fitts
(Ashburn, Virginia)

My Grandma knew how to use a pressure cooker to cook her black eyed or purple hull peas and silver queen corn. In fact my grandma used to use a pressure cooker to cook all of her food.

She would can what vegetables she wanted from the garden, two of my favorites were black eyed or purple hull peas and silver queen corn or white corn cut off the cob.

While cooking with the pressure cooker she achieved awesome flavor, but she never used salt because of her diet. I cannot duplicate her flavor with my own pressure cooker.

Her foods tasted peppery and some nice sauce was produced by the peas. Maybe she used butter? I don't know, but I miss the tasty cooking. It's been 21 years now.

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Jan 08, 2012
why I like pressure cooking
by: Paul

Michael I just finished reading your post and decided to write this comment. Lately I have used my pressure cooker at least once a week to cook a variety of foods such as, oxtails, neck bones, ham hocks, collard greens, cabbage, pinto beans, lima bean, black eyed peas, just to name a few.

What I like most, with a little practice it is super easy to use a pressure cooker. If you follow directions you can cook with a pressure cooker without worry of injuring yourself like days of the past. If you're looking to put a homemade meal on the table super quickly using a pressure cooker is the way to go.

I've cooked a pot of delicious and flavor collard greens in a 1/10th the time it would take me to boil without pressure cooking. The same goes for cooking beans, cabbage, oxtails and any other foods you would normally show boil on the stove top.

I've even started to pressure cook my chicken gizzards which always turn on so tender that I can eat a whole package all by myself, not wanting to share with anyone else.

Just my thoughts, Paul!

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