Do you know that you can roast chicken and spare ribs in a slow cooker? Well, I know it can be done but I dare not try it yet because I am not sure if my claypot will crack if there is not enough water. Normally, what I did is to place some vegetables at the bottom, put my meats on top and cook it without adding any water.
The other day I cooked spare ribs using this method. Season about 500 grams pork ribs with one piece red, preserved beancurd (ang tau joo), Mei Kwei Lu Chinese wine, some dark soya sauce and a little cornflour. Then, spread some onions and garlics at the bottom of the crockpot and place the meat on top. Leave it on high for only three hours and I got the most tender, flavourful pork ribs without worrying about maintaining fire or anything like that.
Today, I have another portion of pork ribs and season it this way. Mustard (mustard powder), pepper, salt and cornflour. Line the base with two stalks of celery, onions, garlic, two tomatoes and one large potato. Then, place the ribs on top the vegetables. Another three hours, I have delicious ribs with some gravy which blends well with the vegetables.
Yummy! Check out this article on how to roast a chicken using a trivet inside a crockpot. If you try it before, please let me know? Wouldn’t the pot crack if there isn’t enough water?