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Rocklobster 03-31-2014 07:20 AM

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes
 
I have some smoked pork chops in the fridge for supper and would like some scalloped potatoes to go with them. But, I won't be home in time to prepare them. I am home now and can whip them up in the slow cooker but I am not sure how they will turn out. How do they compare with the classic oven method? I realize you can do it, but is the final result similar in any way? Or, do they end up being a mushy, separated mess? My old crock pot doesn't come apart so I can't take the insert out to brown the top near the end of the process. I'd sooner have another type of potato that I can do up in a jiff if the slow cooker spuds are going to leave me cold...anybody?

GotGarlic 03-31-2014 07:45 AM

I've never liked potatoes cooked in the slow cooker, although I haven't tried scalloped potatoes. They always seem to be mushy and flavorless. You could make twice-baked potatoes and put cheese and cream into the mash. Then tonight, you would only have to heat them up.

menumaker 03-31-2014 07:56 AM

Peep, slice and cook your potatoes in cream or stock + seasoning in a saucepan on the hob but gently so it doesn't catch on the bottom. Then, turn into an ovenproof dish, cover with lid or foil and leave 'till you get home. Then turn on your grill to high, and brown under that while cooking your chops. You can microwave your potatoes for a minute or two if you like to make sure the potatoes are warm through before grilling. Bon Appetit!

Rocklobster 03-31-2014 07:57 AM

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Originally Posted by GotGarlic (Post 1354862)
I've never liked potatoes cooked in the slow cooker, although I haven't tried scalloped potatoes. They always seem to be mushy and flavorless. .

This is what I was thinking. I have a craving for them but I may just wait another few days and and do them up right with the traditional oven method. I am eying up latkes with apple sauce....

menumaker 03-31-2014 07:57 AM

Obviously I meant PEEL not peep as in looking at them,,,,,,,,,,,need a coffee!!

Rocklobster 03-31-2014 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by menumaker (Post 1354865)
Obviously I meant PEEL not peep as in looking at them,,,,,,,,,,,need a coffee!!

Im glad you clarified that. My potatoes get very self conscious when I peep at them...Plus, I think there is a law against that over here...:blink:

Rocket_J_Dawg 03-31-2014 08:04 AM

I like menumaker's idea. Mrs D did them once in the slow cooker and I wouldn't call the end result "great". I mean, they were edible, but she's never done it again.

taxlady 03-31-2014 10:24 AM

I was thinking twice baked potatoes, as well.

Rocklobster 03-31-2014 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by taxlady (Post 1354896)
I was thinking twice baked potatoes, as well.

Good idea, but I spent my morning laying on the couch watching Coronation Street and have to head out for the afternoon. Watch it end up being tater tots....:lol:

taxlady 03-31-2014 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Rocklobster (Post 1354897)
Good idea, but I spent my morning laying on the couch watching Coronation Street and have to head out for the afternoon. Watch it end up being tater tots....:lol:

You could nuke them for the first "baking".

GotGarlic 03-31-2014 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by taxlady (Post 1354902)
You could nuke them for the first "baking".

I guess I thought that went without saying :wink:

taxlady 03-31-2014 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by GotGarlic (Post 1354919)
I guess I thought that went without saying :wink:

I seem to be slow today. Most of my brains are in tax season mode.

GotGarlic 03-31-2014 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by taxlady (Post 1354922)
I seem to be slow today. Most of my brains are in tax season mode.

I was actually winking at Rock, not you :smile: I don't even like oven-baked potatoes so I always make them in the microwave.

Addie 03-31-2014 02:01 PM

Since the slow cooker by it very nature, creates its own liquid, and scalloped potatoes by their very own nature, create a thick creamy sauce while cooking, the whole idea is not your best one to date. Scalloped potatoes are not inductive to being created in a slow cooker. If you really have to have them, then run to the store and get a box of Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes? Did I just really say that? :angel:


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