This summer was so darn hot that in order to cook anything, I had to get creative. To boil potatoes would have been unthinkable with how hot it was. Yet I wanted to make potato salad for dinner from time to time. We love potato salad and I make a big bowl for leftovers.
One day I decided to experiment cooking the potatoes in the crock pot. I washed and just put them whole into the crock pot with about an inch of water and turned it on high. After about three hours I had perfectly steamed potatoes ready to cool and peel for potato salad. I will never boil potatoes again for salads. Tonight I am trying a mashed potato experiment. I will let you know how it turns out.
A few favorite recipes to use your perfectly cooked potatoes:
Baked Potato Salad
This is the best potato salad recipe hands down.