Our new place doesn't have a gas stove, so I thought I would try the crock pot for a pork butt.
Didn't fit the crock pot, so I cut it into 4 pieces.
Added 1C of stock, mustard powder, and cayenne pepper with a small handful of salt.
Set the crock pot to low, and went to bed.
lard on the kitchen counter in waves
pork was tender but mushy with a bland flavour, with the fatty skin an even more tender mush
the house smelled like cooking oils, and not in a good way
The insert was moved from the crock pot and put into our refrigerator. I'm thinking of warming it and adding nuts to it to make a lard bird feeder square (we are over-run with mosquitos here and need all the birds, frogs, and other bug eaters we can get). I feel wasteful because I really don't have any desire to eat it. It's simply not good (dog and cat might disagree).
I'm sure I did something wrong, but this was disgusting. Yet another reason we need a gas stove. Last I heard it would be more than 2 months, but I'll wait. Tonight I successfully roasted a chicken (took 2.5 hours instead of 1.25 hours with same method--grrr), but will learn this house. Patience is a virtue.
But butt in a crock pot, don't think I'll try it again.
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