The Clay PotThe clay pot is not as popular as the slow cooker but still produces lovely meals for your family. I love using clay pots for cooking as they retain the flavor and nutrients of the food I am cooking.  Whether you are using unglazed or unglazed pots you will gt a good result by slow cooking.

Here are 10 advantages of the clay pot for cooking:

  1. Meats cook well and stay moist and tender due to the steaming affect of the cooking process.
  2. You can use your clay baker in the microwave as well as on the stove top and the oven.
  3. Food browns well in the clay even with the lid on (although I do take the lid off for the last 10 minutes for meats).
  4. Unglazed pots should be your choice if using tougher cuts of meat or when microwaving.
  5. Glazed clay pots are perfect for lasagna and baked foods.
  6. Minimal washing up with clay pots as you just need to wash them with a nylon brush or scourer and warm water.
  7. There is a good choice of clay pot cookers on the market.
  8. Clay is a natural product so is safe to use for cooking your food in.
  9. If you care for your clay pot it should last you for years (One of mine is over 10 years old).
  10. No need to add extra fats like cooking oil to your cooking so it will brown so less calories.

In Morocco the clay pot is called a tagine but those available in the US are glazed for easier cleaning.  Also bean pots have become very popular and these are usually unglazed.  Either way the use of the clay pot is the way to go for healthy natural cooking with minimal fat.

Oh and another advantage is that you can use the juices from your pot to make the very best gravy oh yum!  If you have a clay pot get it out and cook with it today.

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