crockpot vs stove top

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by djtanner, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. djtanner

    djtanner

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    i am an inexperienced home cook.  i found a seemingly great recipe for a savory pork stew made from pork shoulder roast i bought at very good price but have no idea how to cook except if i obtain it thru a cookbook or from a generous cook from a recipe website, such as this one.  the recipe i am referring to uses a slow cooker which i dont have.  How can i convert this to stove top in a dutch oven? Thank you.
     
  2. lensam69

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    If you have an oven, you can certainly use it as your slow cooker.

    If your oven can go that low, long cook times at temps around 175F~200F are great for slow cooking, and in my opinion, better than a slow cooker appliance, as the heat is applied much more uniformly around the food.
     
  3. chefedb

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    This is true except in an oven regardless of the temps. you are cooking with a dry heat. In a crock pot it is a moist heat.  Start the stew on the stovetop and finish it in  the oven but make sure it is covered to simulate the crock pot..
     
  4. lensam69

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    True. Should have been more specific. In my head I was picturing the covered dutch oven inside the oven.
    That's why you don't reply to posts after midnight ;)