Sous vide - Anyone tried it?

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2012/10/13 10:38:52 (permalink)

Sous vide - Anyone tried it?

I recently have started using this method of cooking with a crock pot, temperature controller, and Ziploc freezer bags. Berkshire pork chops came out perfectly cooked; tender, juicy, and way better than anything I've ever had except at The Admiral in Asheville where they were also prepared sous vide. Chicken breasts on the menu for tonight and rib-eye steaks next week. I would be most interested in hearing from any of you with any experiences using this method or about any great dishes you may have had prepared this way. pb
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    JRPfeff
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    Re:Sous vide - Anyone tried it? 2012/10/13 12:13:33 (permalink)
    I am curious about the temperature controller on the Crock Pot.  Does it turn power on & off tp maintain temp?  Sounds like it would be a less expensive way to try out sous vide than buying special equipment.
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    Re:Sous vide - Anyone tried it? 2012/10/13 12:37:07 (permalink)
    It works like a charm as long as the crock pot has a manual off/on switch. It won't work on a digital appliance. Some folks use a rice cooker. I got mine on Amazon for $100. Here's a link to the manufacturer DorkFood. http://www.dorkfood.com/
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    Re:Sous vide - Anyone tried it? 2012/10/13 12:48:16 (permalink)
    Great idea.  I think we'll find one under the tree this Christmas.
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    Re:Sous vide - Anyone tried it? 2012/10/13 13:03:13 (permalink)
    This guy made his own controller and he uses a rice cooker, but you'll see the results on a rib-eye steak. Pretty impressive? http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WQD3os7OVIs
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    Re:Sous vide - Anyone tried it? 2012/10/16 21:39:24 (permalink)
    I don't know how old that video happens to be but I would proceed with caution about using a regular zipper bag. Even one that does not contain BPA.
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    Re:Sous vide - Anyone tried it? 2012/10/16 21:44:55 (permalink)
    I use Ziploc freezer bags.
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