Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It Ain't Food Network, But They Eat It....Tuesday!

I don't really consider this a recipe (maybe some of you would?) but I thought I would share this with you.  Maybe you already know this but it was news to me!  I found this on pinterest and could not believe that I had never heard this before!  Especially as much as I use my crock pot.  (I have a 4 lb. roast in it now.  I keep buying them bigger and bigger in the hopes of left overs, but with all 3 boys playing ball now there really is no such thing around here!) 

Baked Potatoes in the Crock Pot

I used my 4 quart crock pot for this and it worked perfect.  I also used the big baking potatoes instead of little ones.  I could fit 5 of the big ones in that crock.  Scrub your potatoes like you normally would and dry them with a towel.  Don't worry about pricking them with a fork...no need to!  Then wrap them in foil and put them in the crock.  Cook them on low for 8 hours.  Done.  How cool is that?

As much as I cook, I have always been horrible with baking a potato.  How hard can it be, right?  Well, I can never get them done the same time everything else is done.  I can't tell you how many times we have eaten almost done potatoes because we have somewhere to go and don't have time for them to cook longer, even though I have cooked them how long my momma said!  And in the summer the oven makes the  kitchen so hot!  I will definitely be making more baked potatoes now!


1 comment:

Alison said...

I love doing this, too because it frees up the oven for things that don't cook at 425 for an hour! It also uses less energy in the crockpot for that hour than the oven does, depending on your oven. So Yay! all around. :)


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