We love baked potatoes. We like them with our meal, we like them leftover and fried up, they even work great in the Breakfast Scramble. I would say we have some form of potatoes at least three days during the week.
Occasionally we will center an entire meal around them, serving a Baked Potatoe Bar. This is a great frugal meal that can satisfy the whole family, just add your favorite toppings, let your imagination run wild. Maybe you would like a taco potato, add some taco meat a little cheese and a dollop of sour cream, and then there is the Barbecue Potato. And for the traditionalist of course don’t forget the crumbled bacon and butter with sour cream. The possibilities are seemingly endless.
To prepare the potatoes for cooking in the slow cooker is a four step process..
- Wash and pat dry the potatoes, poke a few holes with a fork
- Coat the skin with your choice of oil (we use a sprayable Canola oil)
- Salt and Pepper to your taste
- Wrap potato in one layer of aluminum foil
Cooking in the slow cooker is as easy as placing the potatoes in and setting the temperature. The amount and size of the potatoes will determine the cooking time required. We have found that it takes about 2 hours on high to cook 8 medium potatoes. Adjust for your slow cookers’ temperature.
What is your favorite way to enjoy a Baked Potato?