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Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« on: July 02, 2017, 12:03:17 PM »
What do you make in your Instant Pot that is unusual? By that I mean, something other than soups, stews, beans, etc.? Something that makes other people go "Huh. I had no idea you could make *that* in that Instant Pot!"

With it being summer in Georgia, I'm looking to expand my repertoire of IP recipes to avoid heating up my kitchen (although it hasn't actually been that hot yet). Any ideas?

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 04:11:46 PM »
I haven't done this but a friend made cheesecake

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 11:41:54 AM »
I would love to hear these as well! The most interesting thing Ive mad has been beef broth.

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 11:43:15 AM »
Greek style yogurt.  Just make yogurt in the IP and then drain it overnight.  Thick and creamy!  And cheap.

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 05:29:58 PM »
Not sure how unusual this is, but my favorite thing to use my IP is to make a big batch of shredded chicken in less than 10 minutes!

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 05:30:57 PM »
I made tapioca pudding. Mixed it according to the box. Split it into two wide mouth pints with an inch of headspace and lids screwed on. Placed them on a rack inside the pot. Added two cups of water and cooked at high pressure 7 minutes with a natural release.  Stirred while hot and added vanilla.

Pretty good but not amazing. The tapioca was lumpyer than stove top but I had milk that was almost gone and it was 90 degrees outside.

Not sure it needed all 7 minutes at pressure.

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2017, 01:53:45 AM »
I've had Diet Coke Chicken recommended to me.

I haven't tried it yet but it sounded intriguing.

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2017, 03:55:05 AM »
Oats with some fruit is great. As for unusual, I heard you can make applesauce with it.

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2017, 05:21:36 AM »
I saw the thread title and thought this was going to be about quick recipes for "special brownies." :O

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2017, 05:42:15 AM »
I saw the thread title and thought this was going to be about quick recipes for "special brownies." :O

LOL but with that said I bet there still is a way to make "special brownies" in the IP.

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2017, 08:03:20 AM »

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2017, 01:34:32 PM »
I've made lasagna a few times in the instant pot. Basically you make the lasagna in a springform pan (use the oven ready kind of noodles), cover it with aluminum foil, and put it on the IP trivet with 2 cups of water sitting in the bottom. Put the IP on high pressure for 20 minutes.

I've made hard-boiled eggs and baked potatoes in the IP. I love how they turn out and probably will never go back to other methods.

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2017, 06:53:36 PM »
Interesting to hear you can bake using the IP! This is the kind of stuff I was hoping for...weird recipes you'd never think could possibly be made in the Instant Pot.

Anyone have a recipe (so to speak) for hard-boiled eggs? I love them, and if I could make a larger batch in the Instant Pot, it would make my life a lot easier.

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2018, 05:04:06 AM »
I am planning on making yogurt in the IP. I will make it in 12 oz jars. I wanted to use bigger ones but they are too tall. There is a terrific YouTube video giving step by step directions. I wrote them all down. With this recipe you don't need to drain it. After adding the starter (store bought yogurt with active cultures) you stir it up good then put jars back into IP. You then push the yogurt button and it stays in the IP for 8 hours. When it is done it has no liquid to drain. Once it reaches refrigerated temps, it firms up even more. This is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtXnaP17D4Q

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2018, 06:17:26 AM »
Interesting to hear you can bake using the IP! This is the kind of stuff I was hoping for...weird recipes you'd never think could possibly be made in the Instant Pot.

Anyone have a recipe (so to speak) for hard-boiled eggs? I love them, and if I could make a larger batch in the Instant Pot, it would make my life a lot easier.

Ooh! Ooh! Pick me, pick me!

I went to make hard-boiled eggs in my IP, and every online recipe said 5 min on high pressure, then 5 min natural release, then icewater bath. WRONG! I mean, unless you like your eggs boiled incredibly hard with grey-green rings around the yolks. Instead, do this: 2 min on high pressure, then 3 min natural release, then icewater bath. Other procedurals-- use a steamer rack/basket of some sort with about 1-1.5 cups of water in the bottom. I just use the steamer trivet thing that came with the pot, and it seems to work fine-- I just take the eggs out one at a time (dipping my fingers in the icewater in between touching the hot eggs).



The 5on/5off times will give you eggs like the one on the right. The 2on/3off times will give you eggs like the one on the left, perfectly cooked yolks!

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Re: Your best unusual Instant Pot recipes
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2018, 08:57:54 AM »
The Kitchn had a post with 50 IP recipes that had some interesting ones: https://www.thekitchn.com/50-recipes-that-you-can-make-in-your-instant-pot-233637

Bread was the one that struck me - it won't have a nice brown crust, but it will be baked completely. If you can run the oven at all you can slip the loaf under the broiler for a few minutes to brown, but it's supposed to be fine without.