Simple and delicious clay pot recipes

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Simple and delicious clay pot recipes

It just cannot be stressed enough how many delicious recipes you can make in your clay pot. It’s so versatile and it lends itself to so many types if cooking that we just can’t resist sharing yummy yummy clay pot recipes again and again. Stay tuned, as we will be adding new ideas and recipes regularly.

  1. Chicken Tarragon in a clay pot

Depending for how many people you’re cooking, you can use a full chicken or just pieces of skin-on chicken breasts. You can find the original recipe for chicken tarragon in any cook book or even online, but here’s the difference when cooking it in a clay pot.

What you need:

  • 1 chicken cut in quarters or 4-6 pieces of chicken breasts
  • chicken broth
  • fresh lemon juice
  • tarragon vinegar
  • salt & black pepper
  • minced garlic
  • shallots
  • tarragon leaves
  • sweet paprika

First add onions & garlic to the pot, then lay the chicken or the breasts on top of the onions and pour the chicken broth over it. Mix the tarragon vinegar (1 tablespoon) with the lemon juice (2 tablespoons) and then sprinkle over the chicken.  Add any spices you’d like – the original recipe includes salt, pepper, tarragon leaves and paprika.

Cover your MEC pot and place it in cold oven or oven pre-heated to 250 D F. In 10 minutes raise the temperature to 350. Let it cook for about 1 hour. Keep lid partially open for the last 10 minutes so the chicken can brown on the top.

  1. Braise veal knuckle

You will never believe just how easy it is to actually cook Osso buco in a clay pot. This may not be one of the regular clay pot recipes, but it certainly works and it makes your life a lot easier.

What you need:

  • Sliced veal knuckle
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Olive oil – 4 tablespoons
  • Onion, celery, carrot & lemon
  • White wine
  • Flour
  • Chopped parsley
  • 3 chopped tomatoes

After washing and drying the meat, you need to rub it with pepper and salt on all sides, then coat it with flour. Add the olive oil and the chopped vegetables to the pot then place the meat in the clay pot.

For a stronger aroma, you can also add a bay leaf. Add the tomatoes last and put the lid on. Let it cook for about 1 hour. Your MEC pot doesn’t require any babysitting, but when you’re closing in on 1 hour, you might want to check the meat and see if it needs more time or not. It will also give you a pretty good indication of whether you should turn the heat back down to low or let the dish cook at medium heat.