it better to cook on high or low temperature in the crock
You have probably
noticed that slow cookers give two heat settings for the vast
majority of recipes. The first is low setting and the second
is high, which is usually about double the time for the low
setting. Two settings are given so that those using a slow
cooker can have some flexibility with meal planning.
If you head out
to work at 8am but want dinner at 5pm, obviously you will
want to go with the low setting. But if you are home, does
a high or low temperature result in a better end result?
For tough cuts
of meat, cooking it for longer on low will result in much
more tender meat when it comes to serving time.
You also tend to
run the risk of overcooking when you cook on high as opposed
to low, so if you have a tendency to run late or get stuck
in traffic, low is your better bet to avoid overcooking, or
get a slow cooker that will automatically shift to a "keep
warm" setting after the cooking time is complete.
Overall, you will
most often get a tastier dish when it is cooked on low as
opposed to the quicker high temperature.