If you love entertaining or throwing parties, chances are that family members are going to be coming over for a big meal at some point or anther. While spending time with your family is often one of the most rewarding things a person can do, slaving away in the kitchen to cook for tons of people can ruin the day for a chef.
Instead of getting stressed out about cooking large amounts of food, the better idea to to figure out the smarter way to cook these big portions. Baked potatoes are a holiday classic, but even the microwave hack isn’t going to help you bake tons of potatoes at once. So instead, just grab the slow cooker!
The One Pot Chef once again lives up to his name with this ingenious recipe. This is not only the easiest way to bake a potato, it may be the most delicious as well. And just like everything in a slow cooker, set it and forget it. How easy is that?
First gather your potatoes. The One Pot Chef uses eight for the video. He washes and dries them first. He then removed the eyes from the potatoes with the tip of the potato peeler. Then using a fork, the chef makes light prick marks along both sides of the potato. As you can see in the video, he jabs each side of the potato three times before moving on to the next one.
Start out with a medium-size square of tinfoil, placing the potato square in the middle. Lightly coat the potato with olive oil. The One Pot Chef uses a brush to get the oil all over the delicious potato. Then he sprinkles on a bit of salt. Not only does this season the potato, it helps get out any excess moisture from the potato. That helps it bake even better.
Then simply wrap the potato up nice and tight with the foil. Repeat the process for as many potatoes you like, depending on how big your slow cooker is. Place them in a pile inside of your slow cooker.
At this point, it is just a matter of turning it on. Switch it on and leave to cook for 6-7 hours at low, or 4-5 hours at high.
After they’re cooked the potatoes are ready to serve. Once unwrapped, these potatoes will be tender, fluffy and absolutely delicious.
At the end of the video, the One Pot Chef demonstrates how fork-soft the potatoes become after baking. Now this is a tip you can take to the bank. Not only does it make it easier for you to make a side when having company over, it eliminates the extra work. Just prepare these potatoes, wrap them in foil, and drop them in your slow cooker and your dinner side will be ready.
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