Can't pay for minting (the cheap way)

So, if you press on gas price for minting, it shows you the cheaper but way slower method to do it. I believe it costs around 40 euro cents. Problem is, it doesnt work for a 2 week now. Is it still an option? does it even work? or only fast gas with 40 dollars work? I really don’t want to pay 40 dollars for minting.