Introduction: Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

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As I said before, I was raised in Idaho (Born in Oregon, raised in Idaho, live in Utah, keep moving further south and east.)  I recently discovered that you can “bake” potatoes in a slow cooker.  They aren’t really baked any more than potatoes wrapped in foil are baked (they are steamed, because the foil holds the moisture in thus steaming them, sorry I just had to vent).  Yet, it you need some “baked” potatoes to travel this is the way to go.  Let’s get started.

Step 1:

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A slow cooker (crock pot)
Washed potatoes (as many as you need)
Shortening or butter
Paring knife

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After you have washed and dried the potatoes, pick one up and look for flaws.

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Use the paring knife to remove the flaws, (if you don’t want to eat this, remove it).  Repeat with each potato.

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With clean hands, cover the each potato with shortening.

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Put them in the slow cooker.

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Plug the slow cooker into an outlet and turn it on low.

Cook for 8 hours.

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When done, remove a potato from the slow cooker and prepare with the toppings you like best on a baked potato.  Enjoy.


oldmancoyote (author)2012-06-04

Have you tried out sweet potatoes yet (for those people who tend to swing toward the Paleo)?

Not yet, would work out about the same though. Thanks for looking.

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