Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes
First of all, we placed a little scrunched up tin foil in the base of the cooker then arranged six mid sized potatoes around the slow cooker. The lid was placed on (it needs to be a snug fit to stop water/heat escaping.)
The cooker was set to high... and, as we needed the potatoes for lunchtime, we left them on high for about four hours and they were done.
This is what the cooker looked like at during cooking... you can see that there is quite a lot of moisture inside the cooker. Some has also escaped out.
Here is what the potatoes looked like after cooking. They are moist and soft. The points where the potatoes touched the ceramic pot were crisp.
The pot was switched off at this stage and care was taken removing the potatoes as they are hot and very soft. We found some tongs worked well.
A good amount of butter and some freshly ground black pepper were added and our meal was ready.
We have tried this when going out for the afternoon - starting the cooking off on high for about an hour and then reducing to low for the remainder of the cooking time. We find 4-5 hours will cook the potatoes through but, obviously, that depends on their size and also the power of the cooker. Ours is a very basic, 3 litre cooker with settings labelled as High, Low and Warm.