Frozen vegetables

Discussion in 'SW Winter Warmer Recipes' started by KDogg_, 17 September 2011 Social URL.

  1. KDogg_

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    Possibly a daft question...

    It's getting cold, and I want some cosy homemade soups etc like my mum used to make!!
    Due to working insane shifts I want to dust off the slow cooker, however, (here's the question) how well do frozen veg cook in a slow cooker? Anybody tried?
    It's cheaper and easier for me to buy and use frozen veg due to my shifts you see.

    Thanks in advance guys ^_^ x
     
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    Frozen veggies will be fine to use in the slow cooker - just make sure they are completely defrosted before you use them.
     
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    Why defrosted? Kinda defeats the object of me throwing in a bunch if frozen veg =( x
     
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    I wouldn't defrost them myself, but would be interested to know if there is a reason to.
     
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    Have you used frozen veg in a slow cooker then?
    Just not sure if they'd cook ok =S x
     
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    Off the top of my head, I can't remember, but probably as I put frozen sweetcorn in everything lol

    I imagine frozen veg would just defrost slowly in the slow cooker. Only problem I can think of is that if a lot of water comes out of them when they defrost, your dish could end up watery as there is nowhere for steam to escape to.
     
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    Cook perfectly, Use frozen veg all the time in mine like tonight and they come out fine
     
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    I cook peas, sweetcorn and baby carrots and they turn out fine. Haven't tried broccoli, sprouts or cauliflower which I think contain a lot of water when frozen. Trial and error I guess, maybe you could just lessen the water a bit. (lessen, thats gotta be bad english and grammer, tuttut!)

    K x
     
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    i wouldve said the same your dish would be quite watery. i always use frozen mushrooms onions and peppers. i am so lazy lol
     
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