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Crockpot cooking... can you explain this? Undercooked potatoes
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Posted to Thread #21416 at 7:32 pm on Jan 12, 2012
Last night I made boneless pork ribs in my small crockpot but put some very thinly sliced potatoes on the bottom, close to the heat source, sliced Brussels sprouts, and sauerkraut, along with a few other ingredients. I set it on high (the only setting for this particular crockpot) and checked it after 5 hours.
The pork was done (170 degrees F) but when we ate it, the potatoes were almost raw, and the Brussels sprouts were very crispy too; onions were okay.
The pork is usually falling apart when I make it this way, but it was pretty tough and seemed "tight". I added more water, and re-cooked the leftover vegetables; after 3 more hours the potatoes were STILL not cooked through! How do you explain this? Shouldn't they have been almost dissolved by now?! I'm sure they weren't <i>overcooked</i>.
I ended up with great stock and potatoes that I am sure will taste good after I pressure cook what's left. Strange. Has anyone ever had this problem with potatoes in the crockpot?
Incidentally, if anyone is curious here is the recipe; braised in the oven it might be good:
1 lb boneless pork ribs
1/2 pound Brussels sprouts (about 1/4-inch slice)
2 large all-purpose potatoes, peeled and sliced (I sliced with a mandolin, sliced so thin, I wasn't even sure they would hold together!)
1/2 sliced sweet onion
1/2 cup sauerkraut with liquid
1 Tbs grainy mustard
black pepper to taste
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup water
How did the fool *get* his money?!
Other messages in this thread:
- 21416. Crockpot cooking... can you explain this? Undercooked potatoes - DawnNYS - 7:32pm on 01/12/12 (14)
- I don't understand this at all. It is always recommended to put the veggie on the bottom and if you - KarenNoCA - 8:41pm on 01/12/12
- I know. It's wierd... although I did google and found that some other people - DawnNYS - 9:06pm on 01/12/12
- You may have acquired my potato curse, Dawn. - Lana in FL - 2:01am on 01/13/12
- I have had a crock-pot for a long time and I suggest: - mistral - 3:41am on 01/13/12
- Thanks - just a quick note for now... rushing. Yes, I add water all the time, and - DawnNYS - 6:35pm on 01/17/12
- Was the crockpot too small for the recipe? - desertcook - 9:13am on 01/13/12
- Dawn, I'm sorry for your problems, but I'm SO happy not to be the only person on the planet - MarilynFL - 3:04pm on 01/13/12
- Here's a comment from the Idaho Potato Board [NT] [LINK] - MarilynFL - 4:28pm on 01/13/12
- Describes some potatoes I've cooked. Sometimes they have a little split crosswise in the center - Curious1 - 9:32pm on 01/13/12
- D, I'd try mistral's advice first. You can't control the weather conditions - MarilynFL - 5:25pm on 01/14/12
- I'd try mistral's advice bearing the ID potato board's info... - Glennis_NoCA - 6:49pm on 01/14/12
- I find it really funny that there is a potato board w. FAQs... - barb_b - 10:42pm on 01/14/12
- I wonder if it was the potatoes. Ever so often, I bake potatoes that stay very firm, no matter how - Curious1 - 4:02pm on 01/13/12
- Thanks... this usually happen to me in the crockpot. I do have enough liquid, but - DawnNYS - 9:14pm on 01/22/12