This is such an easy “recipe” that I wonder why I haven’t been doing it all along. The other day it was way too hot to heat up my oven for an hour, and so it was time to test out the Pinterest recipe I read on making baked potatoes in the crock pot (slow cooker, whatever!) It truly works, uses up very little energy, and doesn’t heat up your kitchen.
My simple recipe:
Rinse and let potatoes dry on a cookie sheet
Poke each with a fork several times to allow steam to escape
Season with margarine or oil on the outside
Add a dash of salt and pepper
Wrap each potato in tin foil
When placing in the crock pot, put them seam side up to prevent the butter/oil from dripping out. Cover and cook on low 8 hours or high 4 hours. And….done!
Our potatoes came out perfect!