My adventures for the new year include one southern girls Instant Pot Intro- Venison Cutlets. You may be wondering how a pot, instant or other wise could be classified as an adventure. If this question has entered your mind clearly your Momma’n’em didn’t use the Southern Girls quick meal trick with a giggly pressure cooker.
Of course, my Momma’n’em used a pressure cooker and I have a very healthy respect for this device. To the point of being in awe of anyone brave enough to use one. On more than one occasion during my childhood, I saw the effects of a pressure cooker that had “gone rogue”.
Rogue Pressure Cooker
Momma like to cook Creole Red Beans in her pressure cooker which had a giggly top otherwise known as pressure regulator. On more than one occasion Momma’s pressure cooker spewed Creole Red Beans on our ceiling. Clearly Momma had a hot-pot which failed to work correctly whether it was the pot or operator error.
Thankfully no one was ever injured from the rogue pressure cooker but it was probably only a matter of time. As a teenager viewing the red beans being cleaned off the ceiling and everywhere else was a sight. Momma’s rogue pressure cooker managed to leave a lasting impression on me. To the point that I have always been hesitant about using one.
Just the thought that I might wind up having to clean the ceiling pretty much does it for me. In my house, it’s hard enough to keep the walls and floors clean, let alone washing the ceiling down. I have to admit the speed of a new electric pressure cooker minus the giggly top sounded positive. Yet, still not brave enough to buy.
Southern Girls Instant Pot Intro- Venison Cutlets
Until one day our friend Focus delivered a big, shiny new Instant Pot to us. Great gift for a busy foodie even if she is a big ‘ole scaredy-cat. Instant Pot whips up all sorts of yummy goodness. From venison cutlets to roasts, main dishes, stew, soup, rice, yogurt, dessert all cooked very fast. Quickly a roast is delivered to the point of submission and mouth-watering tender.
Speed alone is a reason to use. Warning: Read the manual before you start using your pressure cooker. Then read it again. Do not skip reading the manual because improper use may lead to worse things than red beans on the ceiling. Scaredy-cat reads the manual every time I use my magic machine.
Even then, I am a bit nervous as I follow all the steps. Each new cooking phase adds a little more adventure to your evening meal. Instant Pot does not have a giggly top but it does click away while cooking. FYI probably not a good idea to have a glass of wine while using this device.
In my research I discovered class action lawsuits on certain brands of pressure cookers and a new field called Pressure Cooker Injury Lawyers. I imagine someone saying “Y’all watch this!” just before they did something really stupid.
Read the manual. Pay attention and save wine to drink with dinner for Southern Girls Instant Pot Intro- Venison Cutlets. A friend gave us venison and it turned out delicious in my brand new shiny but intimidating Instant Pot. If there is a deficit of venison in your freezer beef cutlets could be swapped out. Alexa Shout out to Hank Williams Jr, A Country Boy Can Survive.