Part of me wonders why I didn’t think of this idea on my own! After all, I have never enjoyed baking potatoes in the oven. I had to remember and get the potatoes in the oven at least an hour before dinner. It would heat the house up and in the summer the mere thought made me decide that being miserably hot was not worth a meal of baked potatoes.
I’ve seen this idea floating around the internet and I recently gave it a try. Cooking potatoes in a crockpot is a life-altering revelation! I scrubbed the potatoes in the morning, put them in my crockpot on low, and was able to enjoy the smell of baking potatoes all day long. By dinner time they were cooked, and I quickly chopped them up for breakfast burritos.
It was easy, quick (well the prep time was quick :-)), and it didn’t heat my kitchen up. With such an easy way to prepare baked potatoes, I’m looking forward to eating them more frequently. (And perhaps I’ll have to try this recipe for homemade Tater Tots again. :-))