Klunker's slow cooker potatoes
I am always on the lookout for new potato recipes and ideas. I love them, and I love how many things you can do with them. If you look at it close, they are almost like tofu (settle down) in that they are a canvas that you can add lots of different flavors, and it absorbs it and becomes even more amazing.
I grew up in a German household, and so the mighty potato was a staple. We ate potatoes all the time. Mashed, fried, baked.......It was cheap and easy to feed a big family. So, even after all these years, I want them......I almost need them.
Sometimes I want to make something that I can do first thing in the morning, and they are ready when I get home. Or, put in when I go to bed, and by morning, a meal to eat or pack.
I love my Instant Pot, but I also love my slow cooker. They both play a major roll in my house. This recipe can be made in the IP, just use the slow cooker feature.
OK, too much talking, lets get into the recipe.
8 medium yukon gold potatoes, washed good
4 cups mushrooms
1 large onion, peeled and cut in half
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt and pepper
(included in the picture is my onion jam, I put that on top of the last layer. It is not part of the recipe though. The recipe can be found here)
You will also need a mandolin, food processor with a slicing blade, or sharp knife and your slow cooker
You will need to do a little prep work here. You need to wash/clean your potatoes, mushrooms, and peel your onion. You will cut the onion in half, and then place on your mandolin or food processor with the slicing blade attached.
After slicing, place in a bowl. Do the same for the mushrooms. I sliced the potatoes on the mandolin, mainly because I can adjust the thickness.
After you have gotten everything sliced, combine the spices (oregano, garlic powder, and salt/pepper)
Now the fun part. Layering. Start by putting a scant layer of onions and mushrooms on the bottom of the slow cooker.
Add a layer of potatoes
Sprinkle with some of the seasoning mix. (make sure to cover all the pieces)
Now, add onions and mushrooms on top of the potatoes, another layer of potatoes, spices, repeat. You want to end with a layer of potatoes and seasoning. (this is the layer I put the onion jam on) You could also put sauteed onions or garlic on top too.
Now place the lid on, and turn it on to low for 8 hours. You can do this on high for 5 hours also. ***just a side note*** When using a slow cooker, never take the top off while cooking. Otherwise you are starting from square one. Just let it do its magic. You can also cook on low for 4 hours and high for 2 hours.
The mushrooms and onions make a gravy, and it adds to the great flavor.
When your time is up (well, not you, but your potatoes) serve.
You can sprinkle fresh herbs over the top if you like. Also, you may want more salt and pepper, or a squirt of sriracha.
Most of all, enjoy. It makes a good portion. I will get 4 meals out of this.
Please let me know if you try this, and if you liked it. Also, I am always open to suggestions, so please feel free to share.