Twice Baked-Grilled Potatoes – Friday Night Bite

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 15, 2011

Here’s a new concept for you.

Twice baked ‘taters.

Except you bake. Then grill.

(Instead of bake twice.)

And when I baked mine, I did so in the slow cooker…out on the porch (a trick I learned from Lynn when I was pregnant with Tyler…I couldn’t stand the smell of cooking food, so I’d put the slow cooker out on the porch to cook and I didn’t have to smell it and get queasy. This trick works great in the summer when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen.)

I’ve been thinking about twice baked potatoes for some time, but couldn’t figure out how to do them in the summer time without turning my kitchen into a oven.

The answer was simple. Bake in the slow cooker. Bake on the grill.

Love. love. love. the smokey flavor they take on from being grilled! And love that I got to use my wild chives from the garden too!

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Twice Baked-Grilled Potatoes

Yield – 6-8 servings

Preparation Time – 20 minutes

Cooking Time – 1 hour to bake, 15 minutes to grill

Ingredients

  • 8 baking potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded cheese, whatever variety you prefer
  • Chives, for garnish

Directions

  • Bake the potatoes…in the oven, or in the slow cooker.
  • Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh.
  • Make mashed potatoes with the butter, sour cream, garlic powder with some salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spoon the mashed potatoes back into the shells. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Place the shells onto a grill skillet or mesh basket and place over indirect heat on the grill for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  • Serve alongside your favorite grilled meats and grilled corn.

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Lynn July 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm

This is a great idea. I love twice baked potatoes and this is a perfect way to have them during the summer. I am glad that the crockpot trick has been helpful for you. I love putting it on my deck during the summer.

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Lauren July 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm

These look amazing! And I love using my slow cooker AND my grill, especially in the summer! Thanks for this post. ^_^ I have a question though… I’m reading this at another computer and wanted to email it to myself to save the recipe. I can’t see a way to email this article. Am I missing something? :)

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Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom July 19, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Hmmm…need to add that functionality. Thanks for letting me know it was missing :)

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Lauren July 19, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Thanks! :)

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Bernie Lopez March 30, 2014 at 8:31 pm

That’s what Pinterest is for! Pin it! Or copy the web address link and email that to yourself.

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Bernie Lopez March 30, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Haha! Just realized this was 3 yrs ago! Was there even Pinterest? There was but not as popular.

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DPMT April 1, 2012 at 8:13 pm

How long do you cook them in the slow cooker?

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Laura August 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

3. Cook on low for 10 hours, or high for 6 hours.

Read more: http://www.5dollardinners.com/2010/08/slow-cooker-baked-potatoes.html#ixzz23uJ5JQLF

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