To some it may seem silly to bother heating up your crock pot to cook baked potatoes, when just as easily they can be added to the microwave, however – having done BOTH, the crock pot baked potatoes turn out PERFECT every time. Microwaves tend to vary in how long it takes to cook each potato and I find that often they aren’t cooked all the way through and there is no perfect way to tell. Not only that, but sometimes I think they seem very dry.
Now, take a baked potato hot from the crock pot and you’re talking soft, moist and amazing. Plus, Crock Pots expose your kitchen to no heat, unlike the oven, making it the perfect vessel in which to cook lots of delicious meals in the dead of summer heat. Oh, and don’t forget, you can totally substitute sweet potatoes for the baking potatoes.
- a crock pot
- olive oil
- salt, pepper or for sweet potatoes – sugar and/or cinnamon
- baking potatoes or sweet potatoes
- tin foil