Pressure Cooker novice
I have a Fagor pressure cooker but lost the owner's manual. Does anyone have any cooking tips for a first time user? In short, I don't know how to get it up to proper pressure, maintain it and know when the food is done. I want to make an oxtail stew and think the device can expedite the cooking process.
Thanks in advance!
I think that practice makes perfect as far as pressure cooking is concerned. I usually raise the temperature, make sure I have enough liquid and then put on the lid. Then I wait until it starts to make scary sounds and I start to time the process. Timing is everything. I found this site that has helped with some cooking times:
I have always had a fear that I will be killed by an exploding pressure cooker. The thought of my mom's old one that rattled and shook still scares me.