Behold, my most beautious new kitchen tool — a Fagor 6-quart stainless steel pressure cooker.
You know you’ve purchased a serious gizmo when it comes with an instructional DVD that shows you how NOT to blow yourself up.
All former concerns about pressure cookers aside, this is an incredibly easy tool to use. The pressure cookers of the 1940s or even 1970s are things of the past– or at least, they should be. If you’re still using one of those dinosaurs, consider updating.
This bad boy made me two batches of falling-off-the-bones chicken wings last night for the Super Bowl in six minutes!! Six minutes! Since when can you cook anything that fast?
All of the food at my house — jalapeno dip, pigs in a blanket, veggie pizza, chicken pizza, spinach dip, cheese and crackers — was delicious, but the guests descended on those wings like a swarm of locusts.
Do any of you use a pressure cooker on a regular basis? After I’ve had more time to experiment with mine, I’d like to do a column on them. I’d be interested to hear about your experiences.