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Baked Potatoes….should be baked.

Well, ok, I was sure I had found a shortcut to baked potatoes when I saw that you could make them in the pressure cooker, so I was anxious to give it a try.  To the pressure cooker’s credit, it DID work.  The potatoes were cooked in about 1/2 hr, which was at least 1/2 the time it takes to bake them.  However, they were a little soggy.  I like it when you get the crunchy skin on a baked potato.  I guess I’d say that the texture was that of a microwaved potato….so if you’re used to those and want to give it a shot in the pressure cooker, be my guest.  The recipe is a simple one:

Wash and clean the potatoes.  Give them a few pokes with a fork.  Wrap each potato individually in aluminum foil.  Put the steamer rack in the pressure cooker, and add 2 cups of water.  Set the potatoes on the rack.  I used “Steam” and cooked them for about 25-30 min.

You all know what a baked potato looks like, so I didn’t see the need for a photo.  😉  They were ok, but we decided to leave well enough alone next time and stick with the oven or toaster oven.  Won’t be making baked potatoes in the electric pressure cooker again any time soon.


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