When I bought my first pressure cooker, recipes were few and far between. There were Lorna Sass’s books, Miss Vickie’s website, and…that was it. I became a pressure cooker recipe collector, saving them whenever I found them.
Over the last couple of years, pressure cookers took off. Every time I turn around, another big cooking website has a feature on pressure cookers. Modernist Cuisine sang the praises of the pressure cooker, and Laura over at Hip Pressure Cooking has dedicated herself to pushing the frontier.
Pressure cooker Dulce de Leche? My goodness. I’m going to try it…but the idea of pressure cooking a sealed can makes me want to hide behind a blast shield while it cooks.
There is another source for pressure cooker recipes that I want to share. Pressure cooker manufacturers. Pressure cookers usually include a recipe booklet, and more and more of those booklets are available online. If you have a web browser and a PDF reader, you have a bunch of recipes at your fingertips.
Who cares if you own a Fagor pressure cooker, but get recipes from Kuhn Rikon? They both operate at 15 PSI. Watch out for electric pressure cooker recipes; electric PCs usually max out at 10 PSI, so their recipes take about 20% longer to cook.
The best recipe booklet is from the Godfather of pressure cooking, Kuhn Rikon. Quick Cuisine [PDF] is 100 pages of pressure cooker recipes, tips, and how-to. If you have a pressure cooker, and don’t already have a copy of Quick Cuisine, grab this booklet.
[Update 2013-10-11: Kuhn Rikon took the PDF of Quick Cuisine offline during a website redesign. Darn! The only way to get it is to order the paperback version through their website. It comes free with all K-R pressure cookers, so I wouldn’t bother.]
[Update 2015-03-20: I have a different Kuhn Rikon PDF, thanks to commenter David Brown. It’s not the same Quick Cuisine PDF, but it is a Kuhn Rikon PDF, from their UK branch.]
[Update 2015-08-06: Commenter Paula found a link to Quick Cuisine in the Archive.org Internet Archive. Thank you, Paula!]
Here are the other manuals with recipes I’ve been able to find.
*If I’m missing any good sources of recipes, please let us know in the comments.
Pressure Cooker Manufacturer Recipes
Kuhn Rikon Quick Cuisine [PDF, kuhnrikon.com via Archive.org] Get this one!
Kuhn Rikon Fresh Food Fast [PDF, kuhnrikon.com]
Fagor Pressure Cooker Recipe Library [Website, fagoramerica.com]
Fagor Pressure Cooker Home Canning Cookbook [PDF, fagoramerica.com]
Fagor Dessert Kit Recipes [PDF, fagoramerica.com]
Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes [PDF, cuisinart.com]
Presto 8 Quart Pressure Cooker Instruction Manual [PDF, gopresto.com]
T-Fal Pressure Cooking with Jamie Oliver [PDF, tefal.ch (Swiss version of T-Fal Website), h/t commenter AB]
Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes [PDF, InstantPot.com]
What do you think? Other Pressure Cooker recipe books I missed? Leave them in the comments section below.
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