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Crock Pot Baked Potatoes

February 26, 2012

Why didn’t I realize years ago that potatoes could be baked in a crock pot!  This is great, especially when you are not home in time to put the potatoes into the oven.  Plus, using your crock pot doesn’t heat up your kitchen like the oven does. 

After washing the potatoes, lay them on a piece of foil and either smear them with butter or spray them with I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter and then wrap them up.  You can salt them too, if you like.

I have found that it is a good idea to wad up some foil and put it in the bottom of your crock pot.  This prevents the bottom potatoes from getting a “hot spot” which causes a little crisper spot.  Not a big deal if you don’t have the space, but if you do, it’s a good idea.  Since the foil doesn’t get soiled, you can save it and  use it over and over.

Since I am usually only cooking for two, this picture is my small crock pot that I have been using quite a bit.  Perfect size for two people.

You can cook the potatoes on low or high, depending on the amount of time that you have.  The time, of course, depends on the size of the potatoes.  You really can’t overcook them in a crock pot.

Buttering the potatoes makes the skin nice and soft.  Baked potatoe pictured with Chicken with Mushroom Sauce.


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