We LOVE baked potatoes in this house…even Annie chows down on them. However, I find that I don’t make them very often. Why? Well, for some reason I just hate heating up the whole oven to make potatoes. I know that’s weird. In the summer, it makes sense to avoid it because of heating up the house, but in the winter I have no excuse.
But then I came across a genius idea…to “bake” potatoes in the crock pot! I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it…we’ll chalk it up to sleep deprivation and Momnesia. But, there were a few problems I was seeing with all the posts out there about crock pot potatoes.
- They used aluminum foil. We try not to use aluminum foil much in this house and I really hate it touching my food…so I sure didn’t want to cover my potatoes with it for 8 hours in high heat. You can call me paranoid – as long as you call me for dinner.
- If you didn’t use foil, some people reported that the potatoes ended up all brown and grody looking. I’m not sure about you, but there’s something about eating food that looks ugly and gross…I’d be hard pressed to eat a potato that looked like doody – because I see enough doody in my day. [Read more…]