Slow Cooker “Baked” Potatoes

My slow cooker is kinda like a bad boyfriend that I just can’t break up with.  You know those boyfriends that will make promises but let you down – kinda like a casserole that looks amazing on Pinterest but it looks like roadkill in reality.   Yet, just like a crap boyfriend (that is really good looking) I can’t give up on my slow cooker.  Maybe one day things will change and some form of magic will occur in the form of a meal worthy of sharing with Martha Stewart, however  I am not too optimistic of that, however I will continue to try out my “bad boyfriend” and see if I can make some magic with it.

Being that it is about 90 degrees in Seattle I am trying not to turn my oven on, yet I am wanting some loaded baked potatoes.

I have read that you can make baked potatoes in the slow cooker so once again I busted out my large oval device and hoped for the best.   Rubbed down with olive oil and sprinkled liberally with salt and pepper I placed them in the pot, turned them onto low for 6 hours and went on with my business.  Here you can see the beginning of what my Idaho russets looked like:

Here is my finished product.  This slow cooker actually did what it said it would do – cooked a large baking potato until tender.    They weren’t soggy or anything and man was this easy!  Definitely give this one a try and let me know what you think.

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