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EMERIL LAGASSE Pressure Cooker Plus Owner’s Manual

The EMERIL LAGASSE Pressure Cooker Plus Owner’s Manual is a guide to using your pressure cooker. It includes recipes for you to try, as well.

This book will teach you how to use the EMERIL LAGASSE Pressure Cooker Plus and its many features, like the 3-in-1 Cooking System or the Convection Cooking System. You’ll also learn about all the different pots that can be used with this appliance (as well as which are best suited for particular uses).

This book will also educate you about the many cooking options available with your pressure cooker, and give you tips to make the most of your time in the kitchen.

The best part of any pressure cooker is the recipes, and in this book, you’ll find dozens of delicious ones that are easy to make.

This Owner’s Manual will teach you how to use the EMERIL LAGASSE Pressure Cooker Plus and its many features, as well as provide several cookbooks featuring a variety of recipes.

Be sure to use your pressure cooker regularly so you become fully acquainted with all its features and benefits.

About the Publisher

Emeril Lagasse, America’s favorite chef, is the founder of Emeril’s Restaurant in New Orleans. He is host of his own Emmy Award-winning cooking show on the Food Network and is also founder of a video company and a line of kitchenware. Emeril Lagasse lives in New Orleans with his wife, children, and mother.

About the Author

Emeril Lagasse is a chef and entrepreneur. He has been the recipient of many awards for his culinary prowess, including two James Beard Awards, the National Humanitarian of the Year Award, and most recently an honorary doctorate of humanities from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Lagasse is the star of his own television series on the Food Network, Emeril Live. He also writes a syndicated newspaper column and publishes five best-selling cookbooks. His restaurants are critically acclaimed and include Emeril’s Delmonico (New Orleans), Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, and Emeril’s in Orlando. Emeril Lagasse lives in New Orleans with his wife, Tanya; their three children; and his mother, Rose Marie Lagasse.

Toss the ingredients together in a bowl until the oil, paprika and garlic are evenly distributed.

See the usage instructions on page 1.

All you need to do is select your choice of pot from the table and adjust it to your desired level of pressure, then set the pot on your stovetop over high heat for 10–15 minutes.

Brush with olive oil. Season both sides with coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper (be sure to season all sides!). Place 3/4 of each chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap, and pound gently to 1/2-inch thickness. Place strips of bacon on top.

Brush with olive oil. Season both sides with coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper (be sure to season all sides!).

Heat the pressure cooker over high heat until very hot, add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and heat until shimmering. Carefully add as many fish fillets as will fit in a single layer without crowding, skin-side down first. Cook for 4 minutes; carefully turn fillets over and cook on other side for another 3–4 minutes, or until opaque and flakes easily with a fork.

Transfer to a platter; repeat with remaining fish fillets (you may need to cook them in two batches).

Remove the pressure cooker from heat and carefully remove the lid. Let the steam dissipate for 5 minutes and then carefully lift out the fish and place on a large plate.

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¼ cup good olive oil

Heat olive oil in an 8-inch skillet over medium heat until hot; add garlic and saute for 1–2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a small bowl, leaving as much of the oil in the skillet as possible (do not clean skillet). Season shrimp with salt and pepper and sprinkle with paprika. Add shrimp to skillet and saute for 1–2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate, leaving as much of the oil in the skillet as possible.

¼ cup good olive oil

Heat the pressure cooker over high heat until very hot, add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and heat until shimmering. Carefully add as many fish fillets as will fit in a single layer without crowding, skin-side down first. Cook for 4 minutes; carefully turn fillets over and cook on other side for another 3–4 minutes, or until opaque and flakes easily with a fork.

Transfer to a platter; repeat with remaining fish fillets (you may need to cook them in two batches). Remove the pressure cooker from heat and carefully remove the lid. Let the steam dissipate for 5 minutes and then carefully lift out the fish and place on a large plate.

¼ cup good olive oil

Heat olive oil in an 8-inch skillet over medium heat until hot; add garlic and saute for 1–2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a small bowl, leaving as much of the oil in the skillet as possible (do not clean skillet). Season shrimp with salt and pepper and sprinkle with paprika. Add shrimp to skillet and saute for 1–2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate, leaving as much of the oil in the skillet as possible.

¼ cup good olive oil

Heat the pressure cooker over high heat until very hot, add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and heat until shimmering. Carefully add as many fish fillets as will fit in a single layer without crowding, skin-side down first. Cook for 4 minutes; carefully turn fillets over and cook on other side for another 3–4 minutes, or until opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Transfer to a platter; repeat with remaining fish fillets (you may need to cook them in two batches).

Remove the pressure cooker from heat and carefully remove the lid. Let the steam dissipate for 5 minutes and then carefully lift out the fish and place on a large plate.

Oil a sheet pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Season chicken breast halves with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour, shaking off excess. Place chicken on sheet pan and cook in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown (you can also grill these – just be sure to watch your chicken so it doesn’t burn). Remove from heat and set aside.

Heat remaining olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add chicken and saute for 3–4 minutes, turning once. Sprinkle with cumin and continue to cook for about 2 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through but still slightly pink inside (make sure not to overcook or it will deteriorate). Serve topped with a dollop of yogurt. Season with salt, pepper and parsley to taste.

2 sprigs of fresh parsley, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon good olive oil

Heat the pressure cooker over high heat until very hot, add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and heat until shimmering.

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Heat remaining olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Season chicken breast halves with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour, shaking off excess. Place chicken on sheet pan and cook in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown (see above recipe for actual method). Remove from heat and set aside.

While the chicken browns, heat remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute for about 5 minutes or until translucent. Add lemon juice and continue to cook for about 2 minutes, or until onion begins to brown slightly around the edges (make sure not to overcook).

How do I operate my pressure cooker?

There are three main parts to a pressure cooker: the outer pot, the pressure valve and the inner cooking element (a metal basket or rack that holds a tightly packed layer of food). The features displayed in this article describe how to use, care for and maintain all three of these components.

The outer pot has a large handle that can be used as a manual pressure release valve if needed. Its main purpose is to distribute heat evenly throughout the entire cooking unit. The handle should be turned at least once during normal operation and NEVER locked into place. If a leak develops in your cooker, turn off the heat source immediately and move the cooker away from heat sources – NEVER open the lid under running water.

The pressure valve is located at the top of the cooking unit. It is a regular kitchen pressure valve and should only be opened when you are releasing the pressure in your cooker. The valve has 3 positions: “3”, “2” or “0”. One position refers to how much pressure is present inside your cooker. When the cooker reaches that level it will automatically start to release steam, but you must manually open the valve at any time during cooking by turning it to position “2” or “0”. All pressure cookers come with a manual that explains how to use these setting.

The inner cooking basket/rack is located in your cooker and holds food for cooking as it cooks.

How do I use my Emeril pressure cooker air fryer?

Air fryers function like traditional electric frying pans, but generate higher temperatures and use far less oil. They are great for making crispy fried foods, such as corn chips and french fries, that are too greasy or too messy to make on the stovetop.

Before you begin: Always use a pre-heated air fryer before cooking with it. Pre-heat the air fryer by running it on medium heat for 4–5 minutes. Add food according to your recipe’s instructions. You can also use a paper towel to wipe out any residual grease or oil that has pooled in the basket prior to usage.

To use the air fryer: Place food in the basket and plug in the appliance. Set timer for desired cooking time. When cooking is complete, open the appliance and remove food allowing excess oil to drip off into a paper towel-lined bowl which you can discard.

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When should I preheat my pressure cooker?

Do not preheat your pressure cooker over high heat until ready to cook to avoid burning or sticking (this is especially important when using oils that have a low smoke point). Let your pressure cooker cool down to room temperature before using it.

There are many ways to clean my air fryer?

The best way to clean your air fryer is to wipe clean with a wet paper towel. Never immerse the basket in water. Use a small amount of mild soap to scrub stubborn spots and always wash the basket by hand.

What is an electric pressure cooker? How does it work?

An electric pressure cooker is a countertop electrical appliance that functions like a traditional stovetop pressure cooker, but the cooking time is much faster due to an increased heating element and automatic temperature regulation. You can make one-pot meals, store leftovers, cook grains and more using this convenient appliance.

How do you use an air fryer pressure cooker?

Any food you can cook on the stovetop, you can cook in an electric pressure cooker. Simply use the same temperature settings and cooking time as you would for a stovetop pressure cooker. After cooking foods that can take less than 30 minutes, simply release pressure and remove the inner cooking basket with a metal spatula.

How do I clean my air fryer?

The air fryer baskets should be cleaned by hand using a small amount of mild soap and a paper towel to wipe out any excess food or grease. Never immerse the basket into water or submerging it in a sink full of water as it can become damaged from repeated washing (especially if there are many nooks and crannies).

How do you use a pressure cooker for the first time?

To begin, place the inner cooking rack in the pressure cooker. Next, fill the pressure cooker with 2 cups of water. This step is essential to building up pressure.

After this initial step, follow your recipe instructions for any additional ingredients or water before locking the lid into place and turning on the heat source. Always use a manual or automatic pressure release valve during cooking time to release steam when needed (the handles can be turned after each use).

What does it mean if my air fryer keeps leaking?

If your appliance is leaking oil from underneath, it means there are one of several issues that may need to be addressed: too high heat setting, not enough oil in basket or an overfilled basket.

If you are cooking with a stovetop pressure cooker, each time you use your air fryer, make sure to preheat the air fryer to your desired setting. You can do this by running the appliance for a few minutes on medium heat. After using, turn off heat and allow to cool before using again.

If you notice the oil dripping from your basket or the food burning on the bottom of the inner basket, it means the oil has been overfilling (overfilled) and hot oil is leaking out of it. It is not safe for this type of unit to operate at high heat if it overheats due to excess oil in basket (make sure your unit has cooled down completely prior to using again).

If you’re looking for a great air fryer, the Emeril BV801 Air Fryer is a well-built and affordable model that will be able to help your cooking needs. It comes with many helpful features and is easy to use. We feel it’s the perfect air fryer for your home! I’ve quickly learned that many people avoid buying one because they are afraid of “overheating” the food. I want you to know I had the same fears at first, but after just a few uses, I can assure you that it will not burn or otherwise damage your food.