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From: Bobk (
Subject: Re: Oatmeal ???? No problem
Date: March 4, 2005 at 5:35 am PST

In Reply to: Re: Oatmeal ???? No problem posted by Debbie T on March 3, 2005 at 5:03 pm:


If you haven't bought Lorna Sass' book "Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure" there is a chorus of participants in this discussion group which highly recommend it. It has a lot of information about pressure cooking and not a loser recipe in it. You can look at some old posts below for more testimonials.

Part of the foaming problem is how you release pressure. On many of the newer versions of pressure cookers you can release pressure directly by turning a dial or pressing a knob of some sort. If you do this type of quick release you may get foaming. If you need a quick release use the cold water method of bringing down temperature first.

I use the pot in pot method similar to the one described by Guy and when cooking oats or some other grains I can reliably produce foaming by releasing pressure at high temperature without cooling the pressure cooker by water or using a natural release method. On page 8 of Sass'
book she aludes to the foaming problem of stove top release "If the stove top method causes sputtering at the vent, bring down the pressure
under cold running water instead." I use a natural release as Sabrina describes or if in a hurry the running water method and have no problems with foaming other than if I let the cooker get very hot early on.

Good luck

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