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    Michael L Kankiewicz Guest

    Default Octopus in the CrockPot?


    Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot? It
    seems to me like it would work, but I can't seem to find any recipe in
    books or web sites.


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    cshenk Guest

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    "Michael L Kankiewicz" wrote

    > Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot? It
    > seems to me like it would work, but I can't seem to find any recipe in
    > books or web sites.


    Interesting! No I have not and I use Octopus all the time and am a very
    frequent crockpot user. Just never occured to me.

    Many recipes simmer an octopus for 50 mins or so. I'd hazard a guess that
    if you make the rest of the stuff up and cook it as needed til almost done,
    then shift to 'High' and add the octopus for about 1 hour, you'd be dead on
    target for it?



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    Omelet Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected] ffalo.edu>,
    Michael L Kankiewicz <michaelk@buffalo.[email protected]> wrote:

    > Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot? It
    > seems to me like it would work, but I can't seem to find any recipe in
    > books or web sites.


    I've not tried a cooker/crock pot, but I have slow cooked it in a cast
    iron pot.

    Worked out well too!
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    The Kat Guest

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    On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:23:22 -0400, Michael L Kankiewicz
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot?


    THAT sounds like the plotline for a cheap Sci-Fi movie!





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    George Guest

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    Michael L Kankiewicz wrote:
    >
    > Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot? It
    > seems to me like it would work, but I can't seem to find any recipe in
    > books or web sites.
    >


    Seems like it would work. Simmered octopus usually takes a little more
    or less than an hour so maybe all day on low or a couple hours on high.

    You could use any of the common cooking methods such as cook with some
    celery/onion/carrot/lemon or maybe in soy sauce/sugar/broth which would
    give you a dish commonly found as street food in Japan.

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    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    The Kat wrote:

    > On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:23:22 -0400, Michael L Kankiewicz
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot?

    >
    > THAT sounds like the plotline for a cheap Sci-Fi movie!


    The OP created an image in my mind of a live octopus squirming about in a
    crockpot, going, "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow...."


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    Gregory Morrow Guest

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    The Kat wrote:

    > On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:23:22 -0400, Michael L Kankiewicz
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot?

    >
    > THAT sounds like the plotline for a cheap Sci-Fi movie!
    >



    Octopi are pretty crafty and dexterous as cephalopods go, it might open the
    lid of the slow cooker and crawl out...


    ;-D


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    Janet Wilder Guest

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    Blinky the Shark wrote:
    > The Kat wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:23:22 -0400, Michael L Kankiewicz
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot?

    >> THAT sounds like the plotline for a cheap Sci-Fi movie!

    >
    > The OP created an image in my mind of a live octopus squirming about in a
    > crockpot, going, "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow...."
    >
    >

    ROFL!

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    Michael L Kankiewicz Guest

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    On Fri, 5 Sep 2008, Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >
    > The OP created an image in my mind of a live octopus squirming about in a
    > crockpot, going, "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow...."


    Actually, there are some clips on youtube of octo's being cooked alive,
    and even eaten alive. A bit too much for me.

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    ChattyCathy Guest

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    Blinky the Shark wrote:

    > The Kat wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:23:22 -0400, Michael L Kankiewicz
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot?

    >>
    >> THAT sounds like the plotline for a cheap Sci-Fi movie!

    >
    > The OP created an image in my mind of a live octopus squirming about
    > in a crockpot, going, "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow...."
    >
    >

    Don't you mean "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow."?
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    ChattyCathy Guest

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    Gregory Morrow wrote:

    >
    > The Kat wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:23:22 -0400, Michael L Kankiewicz
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> >
    >> >Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot?

    >>
    >> THAT sounds like the plotline for a cheap Sci-Fi movie!
    >>

    >
    >
    > Octopi are pretty crafty and dexterous as cephalopods go, it might
    > open the lid of the slow cooker and crawl out...
    >
    >
    > ;-D
    >
    >

    <snork>

    The Revenge of the Octopi...
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    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    ChattyCathy wrote:

    > Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >
    >> The Kat wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:23:22 -0400, Michael L Kankiewicz
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>>Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot?
    >>>
    >>> THAT sounds like the plotline for a cheap Sci-Fi movie!

    >>
    >> The OP created an image in my mind of a live octopus squirming about
    >> in a crockpot, going, "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow...."
    >>
    >>

    > Don't you mean "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow."?


    No, he was still alive when I shook the picture outta me head.

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    ChattyCathy Guest

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    Blinky the Shark wrote:

    > ChattyCathy wrote:
    >
    >> Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >>
    >>> The Kat wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:23:22 -0400, Michael L Kankiewicz
    >>>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot?
    >>>>
    >>>> THAT sounds like the plotline for a cheap Sci-Fi movie!
    >>>
    >>> The OP created an image in my mind of a live octopus squirming about
    >>> in a crockpot, going, "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow...."
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Don't you mean "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow."?

    >
    > No, he was still alive when I shook the picture outta me head.
    >


    Ah.

    NB: no octopi were harmed while typing this post.
    They were eaten.

    ;-)
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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Fri 05 Sep 2008 01:26:18p, ChattyCathy told us...

    > Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >
    >> ChattyCathy wrote:
    >>
    >>> Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> The Kat wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:23:22 -0400, Michael L Kankiewicz
    >>>>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> THAT sounds like the plotline for a cheap Sci-Fi movie!
    >>>>
    >>>> The OP created an image in my mind of a live octopus squirming about
    >>>> in a crockpot, going, "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow...."
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Don't you mean "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow."?

    >>
    >> No, he was still alive when I shook the picture outta me head.
    >>

    >
    > Ah.
    >
    > NB: no octopi were harmed while typing this post.
    > They were eaten.
    >
    > ;-)


    In an octopi pie? Cut in eight pieces?

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    ChattyCathy Guest

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    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > On Fri 05 Sep 2008 01:26:18p, ChattyCathy told us...
    >
    >> Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >>
    >>> ChattyCathy wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Blinky the Shark wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> The Kat wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:23:22 -0400, Michael L Kankiewicz
    >>>>>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> THAT sounds like the plotline for a cheap Sci-Fi movie!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The OP created an image in my mind of a live octopus squirming
    >>>>> about in a crockpot, going, "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow...."
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>> Don't you mean "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow."?
    >>>
    >>> No, he was still alive when I shook the picture outta me head.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Ah.
    >>
    >> NB: no octopi were harmed while typing this post.
    >> They were eaten.
    >>
    >> ;-)

    >
    > In an octopi pie? Cut in eight pieces?
    >


    Of course. Octopi pie. I like that
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    Dave Bell Guest

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    Gregory Morrow wrote:
    > The Kat wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:23:22 -0400, Michael L Kankiewicz
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot?

    >> THAT sounds like the plotline for a cheap Sci-Fi movie!
    >>

    >
    >
    > Octopi are pretty crafty and dexterous as cephalopods go, it might open the
    > lid of the slow cooker and crawl out...


    Is this where I give in to the temptation to be pedantic, and explain
    that "octopus" is from Greek roots, not Latin, and that the plural is
    octopoda?

    Nah, I guess not...

    Dave

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    ChattyCathy Guest

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    Dave Bell wrote:

    > Gregory Morrow wrote:
    >> The Kat wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:23:22 -0400, Michael L Kankiewicz
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot?
    >>> THAT sounds like the plotline for a cheap Sci-Fi movie!
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> Octopi are pretty crafty and dexterous as cephalopods go, it might
    >> open the lid of the slow cooker and crawl out...

    >
    > Is this where I give in to the temptation to be pedantic, and explain
    > that "octopus" is from Greek roots, not Latin, and that the plural is
    > octopoda?
    >
    > Nah, I guess not...
    >
    > Dave


    Better tell that to M-W...

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-b...nary&va=octopi
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    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Michael L Kankiewicz wrote:
    >
    > On Fri, 5 Sep 2008, Blinky the Shark wrote:
    > >
    > > The OP created an image in my mind of a live octopus squirming about in a
    > > crockpot, going, "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow...."

    >
    > Actually, there are some clips on youtube of octo's being cooked alive,
    > and even eaten alive. A bit too much for me.


    Octopus snuff films? Will wonders never cease!
    We live in a Golden Age!

    Can I earn a Youtube award by tasering a lobster
    to insensibility, then breaking it up and
    eating it alive? (With wasabi and garlic butter
    on the side, of course.) When did the incentives
    in society invert? When did mayhem become laudable?

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    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Dave Bell wrote:
    >
    > Is this where I give in to the temptation to be pedantic, and explain
    > that "octopus" is from Greek roots, not Latin, and that the plural is
    > octopoda?
    >
    > Nah, I guess not...


    It will be a grave injustice if you don't
    win this year's "Mr. Nerd" award. :-)

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    Dave Bell Guest

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    ChattyCathy wrote:
    > Dave Bell wrote:
    >
    >> Gregory Morrow wrote:
    >>> The Kat wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:23:22 -0400, Michael L Kankiewicz
    >>>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Has anyone tried cooking an octopus in a slowcooker, or crockpot?
    >>>> THAT sounds like the plotline for a cheap Sci-Fi movie!
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Octopi are pretty crafty and dexterous as cephalopods go, it might
    >>> open the lid of the slow cooker and crawl out...

    >> Is this where I give in to the temptation to be pedantic, and explain
    >> that "octopus" is from Greek roots, not Latin, and that the plural is
    >> octopoda?
    >>
    >> Nah, I guess not...
    >>
    >> Dave

    >
    > Better tell that to M-W...
    >
    > http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-b...nary&va=octopi


    Feh, from what do they know?
    "Ask Oxford" offers this:
    Although it is often supposed that octopi is the 'correct' plural of
    octopus, and it has been in use for longer than the usual Anglicized
    plural octopuses, it in fact originates as an error. Octopus is not a
    simple Latin word of the second declension, but a Latinized form of the
    Greek word oktopous, and its 'correct' plural would logically be octopodes.

    :{)


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