Crispy Slow Cooker Ham and Potatoes
4 medium Potatoes
2 Cups cubed GF Ham
1 Teaspoon additive free Season Salt
1 Teaspoon additive free Garlic Powder
1 Cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Line Slow Cooker with tin foil, oil sides and bottom before filling with ham and potatoes.
Wash potatoes very well, leaving the skins on, being sure to remove any bad spots. Then slice each potato into 1 inch thick rounds all the way across the potato. Place potatoes into the bottom of the lined slow cooker. Sprinkle evenly with season salt and garlic powder. Place ham on top of potatoes distributing evenly. Set slow cooker on low for 6 – 8 hours.
When potatoes are soft lift foil filled potatoes and ham from cooker. Using tongs lift each potato round to the top letting ham chunks fall to the bottom, then place foil packet under hot broiler in the oven for 1-2 minutes or until potatoes are crisp. Top with grated cheese, and place back under broiler until cheese melts for a few seconds. Remove and serve. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Duck
Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Wild Duck
6-8 Frozen Wild Duck Breasts ( my Crockpot will hold 8)
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 Cup Pure (additive free) Maple Syrup
Line crockpot or slow cooker with parchment paper up to the rim. Place each cleaned and frozen duck breast with the skin side down into the bottom of the parchment lined crockpot, only one layer deep. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkling evenly over meat. Using only ¾ cup of maple syrup, drizzle over duck breast. Completely coating each. Cover and set cooker on low for 6-8 hours. When done, lift parchment paper, duck breasts and juices to a shallow baking pan. Cover each duck breast with remaining syrup, then place entire pan under oven broiler. Let breasts crisp for 1 ½ – 2 minutes per side. Remove from oven and ladle meat juices over each duck breast before serving. I like to let them rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!
Note: The frozen meat keeps it from cooking too fast and drying out.