Slow Cooker Sunday – Jacket Potatoes (27th May 2012)

by mediocremum on 27/05/2012

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If you like your jacket potatoes crispy this one isn’t for you as they are more steamed and I can hardly call it a recipe, it’s more of an idea.

Simply scrub a few baking potatoes, pat them dry, poke with a fork, wrap in foil and place in the slow cooker for 8-10 hours. DO NOT ADD ANY LIQUID. Then top with your favourite fillings (tuna and sweetcorn, beef or veg chilli, prawn cocktail, sour cream and bacon bits).

I came across this idea on last weeks slow cooker Sunday and think it’s brilliant. My hubby loves jacket potatoes but I never think of having them.

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Thanks for joining in.  I really appreciate the inspiration.

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1 Aly May 27, 2012 at 9:26 am

I haven’t tried jacket potatoes yet so I’ll be giving this a go for definite.


2 mediocremum May 27, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Can’t wait to see your toppings! Again your pudding has truly impressed me!


3 Actually Mummy... May 27, 2012 at 9:56 am

That would work well with sweet potatoes!


4 mediocremum May 27, 2012 at 6:07 pm

And keep down the ‘points’! Good thinking Batman!


5 Hilary Jones May 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Yogurty chicken: Skin chicken, Rub in finely chopped chilli, salt and lemon juice all over. Mix 8 fl oz yogurt (goats is best – doesn’t curdle in cooking) with garlic and ½ a bunch of finely chopped coriander. Smother chicken in this and let it marinate for anything up to 8 hours (2 will do – modern chickens don’t need that much tenderising). At this point I roast it; I haven’t got a slo cooker. But I imagine you’d put it + all the marinade + some melted butter into the slo-cooker and cook till done. When done, carve chicken; while carving chicken, boil up the cooking juices to make a sauce. Serve, hot or cold, with naan bread and salad.


6 HELEN May 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I would never have thought of doing Jacket spuds in a slow cooker, definitely one I will try, thanks for sharing & I’ve linked up too


7 mediocremum May 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Silly question Hilary, are you using a whole chicken??? I can’t wait to try this one, I’m thinking I may have to brown in the oven first….what do you reckon?


8 GW June 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Good thinking. I’ll have to try jacket potatioes. Should be able to use any favourite condiments with these potatoes,

Thank you.


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