After You Watch This You Will Never Microwave Your Potatoes Again! I’m So Glad I Learned THIS

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Potatoes are among the most popular and versatile food items that are readily available at any local grocery store. Just like rice, corn, and wheat, they rank among the world’s top grown crops and consumed foods.

A simple potato can be transformed and prepared lots of different ways. They can be served hot or cold and people love them mashed, baked, fried, hashed, steamed, and chipped, yet the one downside to them is that it often takes a long time to thoroughly cook a potato.

One of the easiest and most basic ways to cook a potato is by poking a few holes in the skin and tossing it in the microwave. Press the “Potato” button and minutes later it’s done. While that’s the fastest way to cook a spud, it’s definitely not the tastiest. Oftentimes the skin and flesh gets rubbery or becomes kind of mealy and it’s just not the same as a slowly cooked, oven baked potato.

Instead of zapping them, try cooking a bunch of them at once in a slow cooker. In the end it’s just as easy as microwaving, but the potatoes will turn out much more delicious. Everyone’s favorite, the YouTube extraordinaire OnePotChefShow, shows how it’s done in this quick and easy to follow video.

Start by washing and scrubbing a few potatoes and prepare them by cutting off any little sprout marks. Prick a few holes in the skin with a fork before lightly brushing on a coating of olive oil. Sprinkle on some salt and tightly wrap each one up individually in tinfoil.

Toss them all in a slow cooker, place the lid on, and cook for 7-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high. While they’re cooking you’re free to go about your day and when you get back the potatoes will be done.

The insides will be evenly cooked, fluffy, and tender, and you can eat the right away since they’ll be warm and ready. Try this almost effortless cooking method the next time you’re having potatoes for dinner.

Plus, if you need to shave minutes off a dinner prep time, cook the potatoes ahead of schedule and free up a lot of valuable oven space.

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