Not too long ago I posted this meme about making wine in the instant pot, because WINE!
Also, who does not have an instant pot, yet? Listen, if you don’t have an instant pot, you are missing out on life. I know people say that about lots of things, like Game of Thrones and wanderlust and whatever. But, I mean it this time. The Instant Pot is awesome for making healthy meals or just cooking, in general.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the Instant Pot is a pressure cooker that also includes several other settings, such as rice, yogurt, saute, etc.
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The Instant Pot has lots of settings, as you can see….and even has a slow cook setting. However, a crock pot, it is not. The Instant Pot does have instances where you can set it and walk away, but definitely not for 4-8 hours. There is also a learning curve with it, but mostly you’ll learn as you go. I highly recommend you read the directions, in this case. The most important tip I can give you, is to make sure you have enough liquid in the pot. Liquid is an essential ingredient to make this machine work properly.
My favorite dish, to date, is this teriyaki chicken recipe I found on the innerwebs. I love it, because it is all fresh ingredients and uses white meat chicken (unlike the usual you find in the mall food courts). One thing I will say, is that if you don’t like spicy (or your kids don’t, like in my case) you should eliminate the red pepper flakes.
OK guys, back to the best part (making wine). Recently, TODAY came out with an article on a food blogger who made legit wine in the Instant Pot. WHAT IN THE WHAT?!?! He actually made it with Welch’s Grape Juice and estimated an ABV of 11%. YOU GUYS! YOU KNOW I love cheap wine. Can you imagine the possibilities of wine I make in my own home? I’m super excited to try this out and maybe even make my own variations with other fruit juices. Also, I’m going to make moonshine. Cause, why not? Also, it would be a tribute to my Georgia roots and I can bring it to the family reunion.
Don’t hold your breath too long, though….I’m busy as all Hell, right now. I plan to get started this summer when the family obligations and workload simmer down.
Wine, guys, WINE! In my Instant Pot! Woo-hoo!!