If there’s one more thing an AGA can do best, it’s slow-cooked food, really easily. The gentle, consistent heat of the AGA simmering oven offers ideal conditions to slow cook casseroles, cakes or roasts at an even temperature with little moisture loss for succulent results every time.
As a matter of fact, the temperature of the AGA simmering oven is equivalent to the low setting of a conventional crockpot. That means you can convert any crockpot recipe to the AGA slow-cooking method. And here’s how.
BASIC AGA SLOW COOKING PRINCIPLES:
Food must be heated first before it will cook in the simmering oven. Start the cooking process with either of these two methods:
- Bring to a boil on the boiling plate to make sure the food and cooking dish are hot all the way through, or,
- Place the dish in the Roasting Oven for 15 – 30 minutes, until bubbling hot.
Cover food with a lid or foil to prevent a crust from forming on the surface, then transfer to the simmering oven to finish slow cooking for the designated time.
New to AGA slow cooking? Give this Southern Risotto recipe a try!