Thursday, December 8, 2011

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

Did you know you can bake potatoes in the crock pot?  I didn't until awhile back, but I tried it not long ago and it works great!  I love how the potatoes come out; they're very moist.  It's easy peasy to do.



Step 1: Wash potatoes so they are ready to go.



Step 2: Wrap potatoes in foil. 

Some instructions I have seen online recommend poking some holes in the
potatoes with a fork and/or rubbing the skin down with oil or something
before wrapping them in foil.  I don't bother with any of that; I just wrap 'em up.

Step 3: Place potatoes in crock pot and out the lid on.

 Do not add water or anything, just put the foil wrapped potatoes in by themselves.

Step 4: Set crock pot on low and wait. 

My shortest low setting is 8 hours, but I will check them sooner.  The last time I did it, 8 potatoes
were beautifully done in 6 hours.  I'm cooking 10 potatoes today, so it might take a bit longer.



I started the pot about 5:50 AM, so I will check them about noon.

 Do do do do, do do dooo...  (Jeopardy Theme Song, indicating time passing...)



Six and a half hours later, I get around to checking them.  These may look pretty much the same as when they started, but they're not...



 HOT!  Gotta use the tongs to pick them up now.



Sticking a fork in to check - and yep, all done!



Nothing left to do, but dress it with your choice of toppings.  My choice?  Butter, sour cream, and grated cheddar.  (Well, actually Country Crock Light, light sour cream, but real cheddar cheese.) Oh, and salt and pepper. 

I love baked potato skin and this makes a nice moist skin; it may be my favorite thing about them.  So, I officially pronounce them: Yum!

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting Crock Pot Baked Potatoes.! This will solve a hugh problem on Christmas Eve that I have every year. Ten potatoes will be cooking in my Crock Pot on Christmas Eve, and that leaves the oven for other yummy things! Thank you.❤ I am now your newest follower, stop over and visit my blog at; http://cheerfulthriftydoor.blogspot.com/

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  2. Glad I could be of help, Paulette. Just a tip, you might want to double check how the potatoes are going to fit in your crock pot before the big day. I have a 6 quart pot and 10 juuuust fit. Of course, it will vary with the size of your potatoes.

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