Had the yen to slow cook something on Saturday, and Debbie signed up to eat Osso Buco if I made it.
(It turns out that a lot of those slow-cooking things squeam her out. Like oxtail stew, or even lamb shanks. I was surprised. I guess you can know someone for a long time and still find out things about them.)
Debbie loves Marcella Hazan, so I found this recipe for osso buco online.
Only thing is it calls for 2 hours cooking, and I wanted to put it in the slow cooker for like 6 hours. After some dithering and fretting, I did just that.
It turned out fine. The meat was tender and falling off the bone. The marrow was satisfactory (and, because of squeam, I got Debbie’s marrow as well).
Criticism/Self-Criticism: I was afraid to brown the shanks too long and burn the pot/use up the oil. You can’t brown stuff too long.