Friday, May 29, 2015

Pressure Cooking Accesssories and Cooking Sweet Potatoes

When I first got my pressure cooker, it only came with a stainless steel (removable) pot. In time, I realized that I would really enjoy also having a nonstick pot (for rice, oats, and other sticky foods), a stand (to keep whatever food I was cooking up off the water), and a steamer basket (for steaming veggies). For Valentine's Day and my birthday, I mentioned these items. ;-)

I really love having these accessories because they make the pressure cooker even more versatile. The following pics show you how I cook my sweet potatoes. We make them weekly for our dogs as well as for ourselves. I add about 1/2 to 1 cup of water to the bottom of my stainless steel pot. Then, I place the stand inside the pot with the steamer basket on top of that. I add the potatoes and pressure cook them from 15-18 minutes (with natural release), depending on how big they are. After they are cooled, the skins literally slip off of them!


  1. You can purchase a 18/10 stainless steel Fagor Splendid 6-quart Pressure Cooker for $59.99, U.S. This model only comes with (HIGH) and uses an internal cooking temp of 250 at 15 PSI. My Fagor has two settings LOW and HIGH but I only use high so the Splendid model will save you money. Melissa Barajas

    1. Thanks for the awesome tip! Hope you are enjoying my Mrs. Plant food blog!