I live in the South. In case you didn’t know, it gets hot here. Hot and humid. The last thing I want to do is turn on the oven. But I have 20lbs of potatoes from Costco that I need to use up. (I made Shepherd’s Pie and Potato Soup for a friend last week, and bought more potatoes than I needed.) So I thought, “baked potatoes sound good. But I don’t want to heat up the house. I wonder if they’d cook in a slow cooker?”
A quick search on Google later and I was armed with a recipe (method, really) for cooking potatoes in a slow cooker or crock pot.