Deglaze Instant Pot. Today we wanted to answer your essential questions about the instant pot deglazing method. What it is, how to do it, and most important of all, when you need to deglaze your instant pot cooking pot.
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Deglaze Instant Pot
I have been using the instant pot since late 2016 (it was our Black Friday purchase) and know what it is like to be the instant pot beginner, trying to find your feet, around all this instant pot jargon.
We are running a theme on Recipe This where we answer your top kitchen gadget questions and so far for the instant pot we have covered:
But this week in our third instant pot top question we wanted to talk to you about deglazing the instant pot.
A must if you are browning meat in the instant pot or using the sauté feature.
Today, I wanted to go into great detail about the instant pot deglaze method including:
- What is deglazing?
- What does it mean to deglaze the instant pot?
- How do you deglaze instant pot?
- And so much more.
Plus, as well as our free newsletter, we also have a free instant pot mini course. It is ideal for instant pot beginners or those that want to get more confident with their electric pressure cooker. The free course runs for 5 days with a new lesson delivered each day to your inbox.
What Is Deglazing?
If you have not heard of deglazing before, you probably want to know what deglaze means.
Deglazing is the process of removing ground on food from the bottom of a cooking pot using a thin liquid.
For example, you can deglaze with wine, tinned tomatoes, broth, or stock. Though it is most common to deglaze with white or red wine.
Deglaze Instant Pot After Sauté
I deglaze the instant pot a LOT after I have either used the instant pot to brown meat, or I have used the instant pot to sauté onion, garlic, or ginger, or a mix of those.
This especially applies when you are sauteing onion or garlic because they make the bottom of the instant pot cooking pot sticky and then food sticks to the bottom of the pressure cooker.
How Do You Deglaze Instant Pot?
The instant pot deglaze method simply put, is a way to scrape the bottom of the instant pot and remove anything that is stuck on and is going to stop the instant pot from going to pressure or cause the instant pot burn warning.
You simply sauté your onion and garlic or brown your meat first.
Then you add your deglaze liquid such as red wine and then use the instant pot spatula to scrape anything off that is stuck to the bottom and the sides.
Then you add in extra liquid to bring the instant pot to pressure and any other ingredients that you plan to add.
Though, your wine can count towards the liquid needed to go to pressure. For example, if you are adding 1 cup aka 240ml of stock to go to pressure and you have deglazed with 100ml, then other a further 140ml needs adding.
How To Deglaze Without Wine?
Its totally your choice. You can deglaze instant pot with wine, or you can deglaze without wine.
I prefer the flavour of wine in cooking, and I prefer to cook with it than drink it. But you can swap wine for broth or stock or tinned tomatoes if you prefer.
Just go with deglazing liquid that suits what you are cooking and what you have available in your kitchen.
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