I belong to this couponing thing called pssst by General Mills. Periodically they email coupons to try free item along with other coupons for giving to a friend. Their hope is you will try something and then recommend it to friend and both be hooked forever… A month or two ago they actually mailed me two boxes of instant potatoes. Instant. I suppose they realized if they went to the expense of printing coupons no one would bother to redeem them because they are, instant potatoes. Well, yesterday I tossed a 2 1/2# brisket in the slow cooker with
- cup of teriyaki sauce
- 1/2 cup of rice wine vinegar
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- a healthy tablespoon of red pepper
- a few sliced garlic cloves
and let it go for 4 or so hours. We decided to serve with the instant potatoes. I figure, that’s blogworthy. I don’t really think they are worth it although they are really quick-about five minutes. They have a weird texture. They don’t have near the weird flavor that they used to and for that I applaud the advances in food dehydrating.
A side note. The garlic turned blue. Totally bizarre and I read that it is probably due to contact with the vinegar. We did strain it out to reduce the sauce at the end but it won’t hurt you. Funny.