Try These Power Pressure Cooker Appetizer Recipes At Your Next Family Function

Sometimes you don’t need a special occasion or a holiday as an excuse for a gathering. It can be something as simple as Sunday dinner and in such an instance, why not put your power pressure cooker to the test? These appliances, which have become a kitchen staple as more people realize and utilize their benefits, can drastically cut down on cooking time.

Carrot ginger soup

Ingredients: 2.5 pounds of large diced carrots, 2 tablespoons of freshly peeled and chopped ginger, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 cup of chopped onion, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth, 1 cup of dry white wine, .25 teaspoons of freshly-ground black pepper and sea salt, 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter and 4 ounces of milk.

Directions:

1) Place the inner pot into the pressure cooker

2) Add all ingredients into the inner pot

3) Press the “soup/stew” button then the “time select” button to 30 minutes.

4) Once the timer reaches zero, the cooker will automatically switch to “keep warm.” Press the “cancel” button and let the steam naturally release before removing the lid.

5) Carefully puree the ingredients and serve.

Loaded mashed potatoes

Ingredients: 4 pounds of quartered red potatoes, 1.5 cups of chicken stock, 1 teaspoon of salt, .5 teaspoons of pepper, 1 cup of heavy cream, 8 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese, 6 slices of cooked and diced bacon, 2 ounces of butter, 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley and 2 tablespoons of scallions.

Directions:

1) Place the inner pot into the pressure cooker

2) Press the “soup/stew” button and set for 10 minutes.

3) Add the potatoes, stock, salt and pepper to the inner pot.

4) Secure the lid on the cooker and switch pressure release valve to “closed.”

5) Once the timer reaches zero, the pressure cooker will switch to “keep warm.” Press the “cancel” button and switch the pressure release valve to “open.” Remove the lid once the steam has been completely released.

6) Mash the potatoes and add cream and butter. Fold in the rest of the ingredients and serve

For more information on power pressure cookers, call 973-287-5159.

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