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Australian chef shares the simplest way to make perfect baked potatoes

March 16th, 2021

When we talk about potatoes, countless dishes come to mind. They could be either fried, steamed, mashed, or baked, you’d only be surprised by the many things you can cook with a potato.

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Although this time, we’ll be talking more about one of the simplest potato dishes – baked potatoes. The most basic way to do this is to wash the potatoes, poke holes on top, put it on a baking tray with a bit of salt, then slide it into your preheated oven until you think it’s done. With minimal effort, you can already have a tasty snack for yourself. However, this man shows you his unique way of making this dish, and with even less time and attention.

Have you ever heard of “The One Pot Chef?”

Dave Chilcott, also known by his YouTube persona as “The One Pot Chef,” has shown the internet a revolutionizing way of baking potatoes. Like the majority of his YouTube content, he mostly cooks different food recipes with a crock-pot.

He’s already on his way to earning a million subscribers, and his channel has over 142 million accumulated views. In this particular video, he’ll show you how to bake potatoes using a crock-pot.

Here’s everything you’ll need:

• Potatoes
• Olive oil
• Salt
• Foil
• Slow cooker/Crock-pot

Here’s how David does his baked potato:

• Following the standard way of baking potatoes, you should not forget to wash them. Afterward, you could either poke holes with a fork or score the skin just a little bit with a knife.

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Get brushin’

The next step is to gently brush the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkling salt on top of them. That way, it will help draw out the moisture from the potato while absorbing the flavor at the same time. That’s how you get ’em nice and crispy!

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Bring on the foil

Grab your aluminum foil sheets and use them to wrap the spuds, fully covering them.

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Place, and walk away

You can then place potatoes in the slow cooker and raise the setting whichever you like. For the LOW setting, the usual cooking time would be up to 7-8 hours. 4-5 hours if in a HIGH setting.

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The waiting game

Wait until you think it’s time, and poke one with a scissor to make sure they are tender enough for you. If not, you can put them back on for a few more minutes.

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Serve.

There might not be too much of a difference to oven-baked potatoes but they sure are tasty. And what tastes better than simplicity?

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Why is using a slow cooker many times better than the oven?

Sure, the oven can be used to bake plenty of things, plus it would be much quicker than using a crock-pot. However, for those who do not have an oven, investing in a slow cooker is a wise start until you can afford an oven. Besides, this kitchen gadget is versatile and could be used with plenty of things.

With it, you can also save a considerable amount of space in your kitchen. Not to mention just how easy and low-maintenance it is to cook with them.

Plus, if you have errands to go to, you can leave the slow cooker for hours and come back to it with a perfectly cooked meal. If you already have one, you can take time to learn more interesting recipes from Dave using a crock-pot.

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Watch Dave’s video below to see the master himself show us how it’s done!

Source: Delish, BBC good food

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