Summer Potato Hack

In the winter, the oven warming up the house as it bakes potatoes is comforting. In the summer, however, using the oven seems wasteful. But baked potatoes are such a versatile food. They can be eaten as a simple meal for dinner, with a variety of toppings. They have other uses than just a simple dinner. Did you know that baked potatoes also make great home fries that cook up quick?

Potatoes are a comforting food and very easy to digest. Here is an easy way to have them all year round. All you need are potatoes, a crockpot and some tin foil.

First you take several potatoes, wash them well, poke them several times with a fork and wrap them in tin foil.
Place the wrapped potatoes in a crockpot and cook on high for 6-7 hours or until fork tender.

At this point you can take out the potatoes and have them as traditional baked potatoes with a variety of toppings or…

Cut up the potatoes into cubes. No need to remove the skin.

Fry them up in oil that is medium-high. They should sizzle when entering the pan. Because they are already cooked, they don’t absorb much oil.
After frying up, I drain them on paper towel or newspaper and dust them with salt, pepper and paprika.

Easy peasy!




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Eliza Alys Young, aka CreativEliza, is a free spirit, world traveler, creative expert, and part of multicultural family… Eliza shares her time between the US, Dominican Republic and beyond. When she is not caring for her high-energy kids, writing her poetry or for her blog, creating art or cooking up a storm, she is designing for her own company, Design Intense.

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