Irish Garden Potatoes taste delicious. However, the one thing they do not get along with is water. So how can you cook them?
First time we have ever come across the tasty tuber was during our holiday in Ireland in 2005: We’ve bought 7.5kg that time and ate them all within 3 days — just the two of us. 🙂 I don’t know how I had managed to cook them back then. Ever since we have moved here I struggled to prepare these veggies — no matter if they were Roosters, Queens or Golden Wonders!
I’ve tried all kinds of ways to cook them: with skin on and peeled, whole ones and diced ones, using just a little bit of water and using a big pot of water — nothing seems to work. It’s a matters of minutes if not seconds: the potatoes are still raw, the next instant they turned into mash! For a while I questioned my own cooking skills…
That has been the reason why we haven’t had potatoes in ages — at least no Irish ones — until one day I came across a great tip:
Cook them in the slow cooker.
It’s real simple:
- Clean/Wash potatoes
- Wrap each one in aluminum foil
- Put in slow cooker, lid on top
- Cook on high for 3 to 3.5 hours (depending on the size of the potatoes)
- Use gloves to take them out. They will be very hot!
- Unwrap and carefully peel them.
They will be similar to baked potatoes (baked in an oven).