Have you heard that you can make baked potatoes in the crock pot? I have three giant, organic, russets in mine right now. They've been cooking since about 8:30 this morning, and when I came home from picking Grace up from school this afternoon, the first thing I noticed was how incredible our house smells.
I have to admit, I have reservations about baking potatoes in the crock pot. Will the skin be crunchy? Will the inside be white and fluffy? We soon shall see, and I'll let you know as soon as I find out! Also, what's your favorite baked potato topping? In the summertime, I'm a big fan of cold sour cream and a sprinkling of fresh dill!
Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
One large russet potato per person
- Wash and scrub your potatoes.
- Pierce potatoes all over with a fork, then rub with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt.
- Wrap potatoes in foil, place in crock pot and cook on low for about 8 hours.
- Top with your favorite toppings.
A few of our favorite topping combos:
Maple baked beans, cheddar, butter and chives.
Sour cream and dill.
Butter with salt and pepper.
Poached egg and wilted greens.
Diced ham and shredded Swiss cheese.
Also, a swimsuit-friendly twice-baked-potato recipe.
photo credit: Favorite Family Recipes