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I love preparing one pot meals because it can be a huge time saver. I don’t need to worry about one pan for chicken, one pan for potatoes and one pan for carrots. I can toss it all into one pan and then forget about it. That means less work for me and less dishes to clean up afterwards. Well, now there is a healthier way to make a one pot meal that requires no oil or added fat and no messy clean up. Clay pot cooking is one of the oldest methods of food preparation.
Romertopf clay pot
A Romertopf clay pot allows you to cook with little or no added liquid and no added fat or oil. That means that the essential vitamins and nutrients of the food you’re cooking are retained in the food for better nutrition. The ability to cook with no added fat or oil means that you have no added fat or calories in the meal you’re preparing. Because the Romertopf clay pot has a lid, it helps keep your oven cleaner. Plus, there is no scrubbing to clean the pot either! The Romertopf will not overcook or burn any dish, so you can put it in the oven, go out and run errands, and come home to a delicious meal without worry.
The Romertopf clay pot from RECO is created with specially selected porous clays that allow it to absorb a great deal of water. The first time you use it, you have to rinse it and soak it for about 15 minutes. After that, each time you use it, you should soak it for 5. You always need to start cooking with your clay pot in a cold oven and avoid any sudden changes in temperature. Don’t scour the clay pot, you simply use a brush and warm water to clean it or put it in the dishwasher.
The Romertopf clay pot came with a booklet of recipes and I was surprised to find out that you can make just about anything in it. We chose to bake chicken breasts but you could roast a small chicken, a pork roast, or even make lasagna or a vegetable soup in the pot as well. The Romertopf clay pot #111 is a three quart clay pot and will hold four to six pounds of meat. The recipes included feed anywhere from two to six people but it would be easy enough to adapt to create just about any recipe in it. No basting or turning is necessary at all when cooking which makes it a great time saver. I’m very impressed with how tender the chicken breasts came out. I’m definitely going to be using this again soon!
RECO Romertopf Clay Pots can be purchased directly from their website for a suggested retail price of $40.
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