Our Top 3 Ways to Cook Potatoes in a Slow Cooker
An extremely versatile vegetable that can be used for almost any meal, the humble potato can be cooked in any way you can think of. While there are thousands of tasty slow cooker dishes which incorporate potato, we wanted to think of some recipes which make the potato the star of the show.
Slow Cooker Roast Potatoes
While conventional roast potatoes are always lovely, sometimes you just need to free up some oven space for other things to cook! These slow cooker roast potatoes are just as good, coming out fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Just add your sliced potatoes into your slow cooker and add a tablespoon of oil, moving the potatoes around to ensure that they are all covered. Leave your slow cooker on the high temperature setting for 3 hours, turning the potatoes every hour to get an even brown colour. We would also recommend putting a tea towel between the pot and lid to prevent any condensation from dripping down to the potatoes.
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
This simple and less messy way of making mashed potatoes is definitely a winner for us. You only need to use one pot from start to finish, creating less washing up. There is also no need to drain the potatoes before mashing as you won’t be boiling them.
To start off, add your sliced potatoes, salt, pepper, butter, and 1 cup of water to your slow cooker, letting it simmer on high for 4 hours. Once the potatoes are soft, mash them using a beater while adding your milk. Once they are as creamy as you want them, turn the heat down to medium to keep it warm as you serve.
Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes
A classic hearty meal, the jacket potato is a popular, easy-to-make dish that just got even easier. They can take a while to cook, meaning a lot of your time is spent waiting around for them. With a slow cooker you can get on with other tasks while they slowly cook to fluffy perfection.
To prepare your jacket potatoes, wash, dry, and prick them with a fork to make sure they cook evenly. Create a rub from salt, pepper, and olive oil, coating each potato before wrapping them in tinfoil. Once they are all ready, put them in your slow cooker and turn it up to high. For medium sized jacket potatoes, cook them for 4 hours, whereas larger ones would require around 5 hours of cooking time.