Posts tagged crockpot
Chowhound was right.
Pork loin roast is too lean for the slowcooker. Not sure how that’s possible, since you can slow-cook fucking chicken breasts, but oh well. Trust the internet.
I mean, it’s fine. But they were right.
I burned my arm on the inside of the 500 degree oven. We have burn cream in the house because once, on a night much like tonight, I did something similar and Tanner ran out to get me burn cream. So there’s that nice thing about needing to put burn cream on half my arm.
Also it sounds like there is a parade going down Broadway right now. 8:07 Sunday night. Drums, horns, car horns. Inwood, you are so fucked up.
Nothing good ever starts with going against the Chowhound consensus, but…
I bought a pork loin roast yesterday at Whole Foods. It was on sale, and better on the animal happiness scale than other comparably priced options. And the butcher said it would work in the slow-cooker, that it wouldn’t fall apart like pulled pork. That all sounded good.
I haven’t eaten this yet, I don’t know if this is going to turn out bad. I realize it already sounds like that.
But this morning I hit the webs looking for what to do with this, and I was excited to see a Chowhound thread - I like their advice. But then almost everyone was all, Don’t cook pork loin roast in the slow cooker, Don’t cook pork loin roast in the slow cooker. Apparently it’s too lean and will dry out. They recommend the oven, which is not usually the way to not dry things out, but Chowhound is never wrong.
But I did it anyway - there were enough voices of dissent, and I still don’t own a proper roasting pan. Spice rub of salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, and cumin; browned in olive oil; in the slow cooker on top of onions, under and next to more onion, smashed garlic, anda sliced apple; two bay leaves; almost covered in about 2 cups of chicken stock, a little cider vinegar, and water; sprinkled with some leftovers of the spice rub; a drop of fish sauce cause why not. It will probably be 7 or 8 hours on low. We’ll see.