Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Fakeaway craze in slowcooker

Oh boy when people started talking about fakeaway being as good as a doner kebab done in a slowcooker I actually rolled my eyes. no way was this going to be anywhere near as good right? wrong!!!! it took 2 attempts but I was praised highly and it's been requested again for our home made take away family film nights.  A lot of people have shown interest so I thought I would share.  The first attempt I made was to dry so was pleased when this worked. 

Start with
  • 500grams lamb mince
    1 teaspoon salt
    1.5 teaspoon onion powder or granules
    1.5 teaspoon garlic powder
    0.5 teaspoon pepper
  • (I added in 0.5 tsp of smoked paprika and 0.25 teaspoon of chilli powder as my lot are heat wimps and wouldn't of liked 1.5 teaspoons of cayenne but feel free to adapt.
  • 1 teaspoon oregano or
    1 teaspoon mixed herbs
Put the whole lot in a food processor or mixer or squidge lots with hands until you have a sticky mass that holds together really well.  Shape into a log or lump and wrap in foil,  put a few foil balls in bottom of slowcooker and add a splash of water.  

poke 3 or 4 holes in bottom of foil meat package and put it holes down on top of foil balls.  

mine cooked on high for 3 hours but your slow cooker may cook differently. left to rest for 10 minutes before slicing thinly and serving

looks not to lovely right

looks bit bigger than regular slices but texture and taste are great

I stir fried with very little heat a pack of mushrooms, 2 chunky cut peppers and a red onion sprinkled with lots of oregano

salad is mostly just fresh cut but the softer red or white cabbage is achieved I discovered is finely cut with red onion and carrot, then salt and lots of lemon juice sprinkled over and stirred through thoroughly.  Left in the fridge for an hour or so and then sprinkled with parsley.  Was spot on.  All I was missing was garlic mayo and jalapeno chillis.  next time maybe ;o)