How do you make baked potatoes in a Crockpot?
I’ve seen this idea float by on Pinterest so many times.
It’s hotter than Hell here so I fell for it: Summer Crockpot Recipes! Keep Your Kitchen Cool!
Here’s what will happen – and please note that your results will be much worse if you follow the various instructions to wrap the potatoes in foil and/or oil and salt the skins before baking:
You will end up with moist and dense Crockpot-roasted potatoes.
You will not end up with fluffy and dry baked potatoes.
You’ll suspect it didn’t work when you remove the Crockpot lid and smell that damp potato smell. You’ll know for sure it didn’t work when you slice a potato down the middle and try to squeeze the ends to fluff it and it doesn’t fluff, or even smoosh. And of course when you go ahead and serve the roasted potatoes dressed up as baked potatoes, hoping no one will notice and you’re just being picky, they’ll notice.
Baked potatoes in the Crockpot? Save your money. Save your reputation as an awesome cook. Save the baked potato making for cooler days and use the oven to make them the right way.
Don’t make baked potatoes in a Crockpot.