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    How can I scale down this recipe to a crockette?

    Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:00 am Groupie
    Hello All,

    Regarding this crockpot recipe Crockpot Breakfast

    I would like to try this recipe in my crockette to see if my guests will like it before I make the big batch. How should I decrease the ingredients and time? How many servings is a crockette?

    Thanks for your help!

    Chef Patience
    Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:51 pm Groupie
    What size is your crockette? Is it a "little dipper" (16 oz)?

    If it is, I'd say it serves 2 for a snack, and maybe 6 to sample. (Just my opinion)

    Maybe try changing the size of the recipe to be for 1 person, I think that might fit.
    Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:49 pm Groupie
    Hi Chef Patience,

    I don't know the size of my crockette icon_redface.gif It holds about 4 cups. I did try the recipe today and scaled it down to 2 servings. I am such a bad judge of space. The 2 serving portion was only 1 1/2" high. It made a frittata in the crockpot. For some reason I imagined the dish to be in separate layers and very tall.

    I think I will just make a frittata the old fashioned way for the get together.

    Thank you for your help!

    Lorraine of AZ
    Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:32 pm Groupie
    Hi Kiko,
    Better Homes and Gardens has a new cookbook out called "Slow Cooker Favorites Made Healthy." It has a chapter called "1-1/2 quart recipes." This chapter is great. There are recipes for dips (naturally) but also for stew, soups, and a bunch of entrees. There are only two of us and my DH hates leftovers (even disguised) so this chapter is perfect for us. I have a 2-quart crockpot and am currently on a mission to collect more recipes to use in it.
    Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:41 am Groupie
    Hi Lorraine,

    Thanks for the info! I will definitely check it out. Looking for crockpot recipes we like is my new thing to do. I just started "crockpotting" a little over a year ago. I'm still in trial and error phase. I finally wised up enough to try a scaled down version in the crockette before making a huge batch for the two of us.

    Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:07 pm Groupie
    Kiko wrote:
    Crockpot Breakfast ...........How should I decrease the ingredients and time? How many servings is a crockette?

    Kiko, *most* of the Crockpot recipes I find are for 4-qt. appliances. (The larger ones came out fairly recently, and I find that *most* Crockpot recipes are older/tried and true.) This one doesn't say; let's assume it's for a 4-qt.

    If you don't know the size of your Crockette, try filling it with water till it reaches the top. Four cups equals a quart.

    So, if your Crockette holds 1-1/2 qts., divide the original recipe by three. If your Crockette holds 2 qts., divide by 2. Also, the smaller amount of food will take a shorter time to cook. You'll have to experiment with that, but I'd say with this type of recipe, check after 5 hours.

    The thing about Crockettes is that they cook at a temp between the lo and hi of a regular Crock. And the smaller amount of food is a factor.

    I am also looking for *tried and true* Crockette recipes. Thanks for the tip on the BH&G cookbook, Lorraine! I'll look for that. Haven't had luck here, but have gathered a few from various sources. Looking mostly for side dishes, and that's not easy to find.
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