Slow-Cooker Baked Potatoes
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
DO NOT BAKE OR STORE BAKED POTATOES IN FOIL - READ ABOUT BOTULINUM TOXIN - THIS IS A REAL HAZARD
"8-10 hrs" What!? What!? I guess Jackie didn't have a microwave back then. ?? "Scrub potatoes; pierce each several times with a fork..." & nuke for 4-5 min per potato. Add garlic butter, sour cream, etc. Life is too short. Enjoy. ??
Two things that cannot go together: "baked" and "slow-cooker". Like others, I quite agree that in a slow cooker, or in foil, potatoes are steamed. Ok if you like them that way, but as an Idaho girl, they are not baked.
When I need a lot of baked potatoes without the fuss, I cook them in a slow cooker. I do not use water however, I either season and wrap in foil, or just season and place in crockpot/slow cooker. This a great way to bake potatoes for a potato salad.
These are NOT baked potatoes, just as soonrzfan stated on July 6. Whenever a potato (or anything else for that matter) is wrapped in foil and cooked, even if done so in the oven, the item is "steamed", not BAKED.
These were awful... Nothing can beat a good crispy skinned baked potato. Yuk, steamed??
1 cup was not enough water.
This sounds more like steamed potatoes instead of baked.
This was such an easy recipe to make and come home to after a busy day. My kids, even my picky eater, loved it.
It takes a while but it is a nice way to free your oven when you want baked potatoes as part of your meal. I would do at least ten hours in the crackpot because eight wasn't quite enough for us. The potatoes weren't quite done. I didn't have fresh garlic so I just mixed garlic salt with the butter and it worked fine. It is more a utilitarian recipe than one for some great new flavor. And it works if you plan ahead!