As the days are getting colder and the nights are drawing in there is nothing better than a nice warm jacket potato with your evening meal. If you’re like me you’ll hate to see the oven go on just for a few potatoes, so why not use your slow cooker instead?
How to make jacket potatoes in your slow cooker
Walking in after work, school and after school clubs to the smell of jacket potatoes filling the house is one of the most lovely feelings. Well if I’m honest anything that goes in my slow cooker in the morning smells wonderful by the time we are home! The slow cooker is one of my favourite kitchen items. It saves me time and electricity compared to having the oven on and there is something about slow cooked food that I just love.
What you’ll need
- A slow cooker
- Enough potatoes for however many your serving. I just buy a bag of the cheap potatoes and pick out the biggest for jackets.
- Wash your potatoes, then pat dry.
- Go a little crazy with a fork and stab the potato all over.
- Rub over some oil and place the potato in a square of foil.
- Crunch up the foil to make a potato parcel and pop it in the bottom of your slow cooker.
- Repeat with the other potatoes.
- Set the slow cooker to low for 6-8 hours or on high for roughly 4 hours.
- To check they are done just stab a knife through the foil into the potato. If the potato is soft it should be done.
Serve your potatoes with your choice of filling our favourite include baked beans, cheese, tuna, leftover bolognaise and leftover curry. A super quick, healthy, nutritious, warming meal that can be put together in under 15 minutes! If you love your slow cooker as much as I do check out these other slow cooker recipes Slow cooker brisket recipe (and onion gravy), how to make super easy slow cooker chicken stock, Leftover Chicken Stew Recipe.