Sometimes nothing hits the spot like a nice warm meal.
While some meals are perfect to make in a slow cooker, you should stick to making certain meals in an oven or stove top.
Here are 11 things you should never make in a slow cooker.
Unlike baked chicken skin, which is crisp and flavorful, chicken skin gets rubbery and gelatinous in a slow cooker. Yuck.
Make sure to remove the skin before adding your chicken into the crock pot if that's not the effect you want.
Cooking rice in your slow cooker results in brittle rice around the edges and under cooked grains in the center. It's best to stick to making rice in a sauce pan and serve it with your dish after.
Although technically you can cook raw meat in your slow cooker, it's best not to. Your cut of meat will lack flavour.
Instead, sear it first before adding it to the cooker.
Unlike cooking with wine on a stove-top, wine has no way of escaping in a slow cooker. That means the alcohol won't cook off, and may saturate your dish with an unpleasant flavour.
If you add dairy to your slow cooker, it will likely curdle. If your recipe calls for dairy, it's best to add it in the last few minutes of cooking.
Delicate vegetables like asparagus, spinach, tomatoes, and peas, will overcook in a slow cooker. It's best to stick to sturdier vegetables like carrots and potatoes.
It takes very little time for fish to cook, so preparing it in a slow cooker will overcook it -- making your fish taste rubbery
. It's best to stick to cooking seafood on the stove-top.
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