My relationship with my slow cooker (eh-hem, slow cooker collection) has not always been rosy. And I must admit there is still some trial and error going on in the 144 household.
But I’m getting better!
At Christmastime I was trying to figure out how to optimize my cooking options and still serve a delicious meal.
That’s when I decided to put two slow-cookers into action: one for baking potatoes and one for sweet potatoes. And they turned out perfectly!
How to: Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes
1. Scrub and prick your potatoes (baking or sweet)
2. Wrap them in foil.
3. Bake in the slow cooker on low for eight hours.
Following this, I ended up with the best potatoes I think I have ever served in my house… Much better than the microwave and I think even better than the oven.
If you try this at home, do NOT add any water… just use the potatoes, and foil, after scrubbing and pricking.
For the best results, use a slow cooker which will be completely filled up by the potatoes. For just 3 potatoes I use my mini, but for more, I load ‘em up in the big guy.
The clean-up is simple and the preparation super-easy, too.
For something a bit messier, click on over to read about my several-day apple butter adventure.
What a crazy mess that was!!!
So… I’m curious, what have you used your crockpot to make? Please let us know in the comments…