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Mirro-Matic Pressure Cooker Times/pressu

PCM's picture

Hi there,


I spend most of my time at FWW Knots, but do have an urgent problem re cooking. My late mother used a pressure cooker a lot, and my father wants to use her pot, but cannot find her times/pressures for cooking veggies. Can anyone help?


I have her old Mirro-Matic and had the original instruction manual (What are they worth today?), but cannot find the manual. I'm going to see him next Mon, so mail order (no computer) isn't possible. Can anyone tell me the times for carrots, beets, potatoes, etc., or tell me a website to look at.


Thank you!


Peter

MadMom's picture

(post #55427, reply #1 of 8)

Peter - so much depends on the size of the veggies.  I like to cook reasonable sized potatoes (new potatoes) for about 10-15 minutes, and big carrots (whole) for about 10.  I hope that helps.  I think I do large beets for about 10-12 mins, also.



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(post #55427, reply #2 of 8)

http://missvickie.com/index.html


See if this helps.


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Jean's picture

(post #55427, reply #3 of 8)

These are all cooked at 15# pressure *= reduce heat quickly under running water. From Mirromatic pan booklet. circa 1940s.


Asparagus    1/4 cup water x 1 1/2 minutes *
Green beans 1/3 cup water x 3 minutes*
Wax beans   1/3 cup water X 3 minutes*
Beets sliced  1/2 cup water x 6 minutes*
Beets, small whole 3/4 cup water x 12 minutes*
Beets, large whole 3/4 cup water x 18 minutes*
Broccili        1/4 cup water x 2 minutes*
Brussels Sprouts  1/2 cup water X 5 minutes*
Carrots, sliced 1/4 cup water x 2 1/2 minutes*
Carrots, whole small 1/4 cup water x 4 minutes*
Cauliflower flowerets 1/2 cup water x 3 minutes*
Cauliflower  whole   1/2 cup water x 6-8 minutes*
Corn off the cob 1/4 cup water x 3 minutes*
Peas shelled 1/4 cup water x 2 minutes
Potatoes cut up 3/4 cup water x 8 minutes*
Sweet potatoes-quartered 1/2 cup water x 6 minutes*




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MadMom's picture

(post #55427, reply #4 of 8)

Wow - looks like I've been cooking mine to death, LOL.  Thanks for the info.



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Jean's picture

(post #55427, reply #5 of 8)

Maybe not, the old Mirros have 3 different Pounds of Pressure settings 5, 10, and 15. My later model Presto has only one (i don't know which) and uses more water. Assuming that it's 10#, it stands to reason that it would take a bit more time to cook.



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PCM's picture

(post #55427, reply #6 of 8)

Thank you so much!


Peter

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(post #55427, reply #7 of 8)

And my new Fagor only has 2 settings - 10 & 15

 


 


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(post #55427, reply #8 of 8)

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/lf_qe_one_pot_meals/text/0,2763,FOOD_24816_40493,00.html


 


I did a google on     pressure cooker timetable


and got a ton of hits.


 


 


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