On a recent very warm Sunday, I was supposed to bake a bunch of potatoes for the upcoming week. I couldn’t bring myself to turn the oven on, and the thought of baked potatoes in the microwave (which turn out more steamed than baked) was unappetizing.
My eye fell on my trust crockpot. So I baked the potatoes in the crock pot instead. I was skeptical, but it did work!
Baking Potatoes in the Crockpot
- First, pick out your potatoes and wash them.
- Next, stab them with a fork several times and spray them with olive oil.
- Wrap them tightly in foil.
- Put in the crock.
- Turn the crock on low, and in about eight hours, you will have baked potatoes!
As an additional heat-buster, if you can put the crock outside during this time, even that heat will be spared! I like to put my crock on the workbench in the garage.
Baked potatoes without the heat of the oven. And the smell was heavenly toward the end!
Photo by 1773