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    Default Alcohol In Cooking

    So for dinner tonight I am making shanks in the slow cooker and the recipe calls for a cup of red wine. Would you feed it to your 1yr old? I do have other options but I like her to eat whatever we are eating where possible and she did help cook it. So Yay or Nay?

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    All the alcohol will be cooked out of the wine, it's no prob to give your 1 year old

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    The longer it cooks, the more alcohol boils off so you should be perfectly fine with the slow cooker.

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    Shouldn't be an issue. You could replace it with beef stock next time if you'd prefer.

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    I do all the time. Alcohol cooks out.

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    Not all the alcohol cooks out, this is a myth. However the longer it is cooked the more is cooked out, I think a slow cooked casserole only leaves 5% of the alcohol in it. Which split between portions is such a tiny amount I wouldn't worry about it.

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    I wouldn't even think twice about it. The amount of alcohol she would actually digest would be minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil M View Post
    Not all the alcohol cooks out, this is a myth. However the longer it is cooked the more is cooked out, I think a slow cooked casserole only leaves 5% of the alcohol in it. Which split between portions is such a tiny amount I wouldn't worry about it.
    Yep this

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    Yup, it's a myth that all the alcohol cooks out.
    Here's one table to give you a guide:
    http://homecooking.about.com/library...lalcohol12.htm

    So slow cooker, on for hours, should be very low. I'd happily feed it to my daughter.


 

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