5 Myths About Crock-Pot Cooking You Need to Ignore
Do you need to brown meat ahead of time? And is it just for soups and stews? A pro explains.
Illustrations: David Wyffels
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Myth #5: There's Nothing You Can't Make in a Slow Cooker
We were thrilled to learn that aside from the usual pot roast
and pulled pork
, Crock Pots can also turn out perfectly gooey brownies
and even pizza
. There are limits to the craziness, though. O'Dea once tried making hard-boiled eggs in the cooker and wound up with stinky, greenish orbs that had to be triple-bagged before going into the trash. Bacon-wrapped scallops were another mistake. But, in general, if you can make it in the oven, you can make it in a slow cooker.