Slow Cooking For busy Bitches (Jacket Potatoes)

I’m one of those women, who is far too busy for my own good. I cant remember the last time I said the words “I’m bored”, it’s was probably in the mid-nineties.

This is why, I am more than a little reliant on my slow cooker. I feel as though these bad boys have had a lot of press lately and for good reason. They save me so much money (as you can use cheaper cuts of meat and pile in your leftovers) and they are the epitome of convenience.

I want you to join me on a little mini-series entitled ‘Slow Cooking For busy Bitches‘ where I will share with you my super easy slow cooked offerings.  How to cook a cake in the slow cooker and also recipes using pre-bought sauces will all be coming up.

There really isn’t anything to teach or explain here but doing Jacket potatoes in the slow cooker is one of my faves. It’s fool proof and I love coming home to a spud after a morning out in the cold or a hard day at work.

Slow cooking spuds

  • Prick your spuds with a sharp knife or fork
  • Wrap in foil
  • Pop into your slow cooker on Low for 6-8 hours or High for 4-6 hours. Check as you go if you want to find the optimum time for how you like them.
  • Remove foil, load up with your favourite filling and enjoy!

slow cooking jacket potatoes

NOTE: If you like crispy skins, then you will need to whip the potatoes out and blast them in the oven for a few minutes. As this doesn’t bother me, I tuck in straight away. I always mash some up for my hungry toddler at this stage…

jacket potatoe

I am the ultimate busy bitch, so anything that’s quick, easy and eliminates stress, I’m all over it!.

Do you rely on your slow cooker as much as I do? Have you tried slow cooked Jacket potatoes?

10 Comments

  1. I had absolutely no idea you could do these in a slow cooker, thanks for sharing. I also want a jacket potato for lunch now x

  2. Hey Emma. They are lush and so freakin easy! Mmmm, I want one too now. Darn it. x

  3. I’ve seen a few people lately saying how good jacket potatoes are in the slowcooker, but the instruction book on mine says you always have to put liquid in with whatever you’re cooking. Is it ok to put the potatoes in with no liquid?

  4. Hi Alison, I own 2 slow cookers ( call me crackers) and I have done my jacket potatoes in both like this, with no liquid at all. I just wrap them up and pop them in. I don’t want to be responsible for wrecking your slow cooker though but I’ve always had 100% success doing it this way. Hope that helps, Annie

  5. Haha I love the name for these ‘slow cooking for busy bitches’ that is definitely me! Thanks for sharing x

    PS loving your dress on your last post, beaut colours! Will be picking up one of those for myself

  6. I had no idea you could do such versatile things with a slow cooker! I’m gonna try this today :) Thanks Annie x

  7. THANK YOU
    I have to try this.. im a busy bitch :) ha ha

  8. Yes I bake bread/ self saucing puds/ donner kebab/ I have 3 slow cookers yesterday I had red velvet cake I one and sesame chicken in another. Xox

  9. OOOhhh Donna, I’m itching to try a good self-saucing pud. Do you have a recipe I could try?

  10. Yep butterscotch or jaffa ? (I make jaffa without the orange so basically choc LOL)

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