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Baked Potato in a Jar

Recently I tried baked potatoes in a jar for the first time and I really liked this hearty recipe. So I decided to share it with you.

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The cooking method is very unusual: the potatoes don’t burn or boil over. The dish turns out filling and delectable. And if you add some bacon, you’ll definitely lick your fingers!

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Baked Potato in a Jar

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ lb (1 kg) potatoes
  • 14 oz (400 g) bacon or ham
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste
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Instructions

  1. Prepare the potatoes. Peel them first and then dice. You can cut them into medium-sized pieces with a vegetable cutter. Choose the size of the potatoes according to the time you can spend on cooking. © Depositphotos
  2. Pour the potatoes into a large bowl. Add salt, pepper, vegetable oil, and mix thoroughly. Then cut the onions into circles, add to the bowl and mix again. The onions add juiciness to the potatoes. © Depositphotos
  3. Now prepare the bacon. Cut it into pieces. Add to the bowl and thoroughly mix. © Depositphotos
  4. Take dry glass jars. Grease each one with butter. This is to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the walls. Fill each jar with the potatoes. Then take the foil and wrap the top of the jars. Put the jars in the oven and heat it to 350 °F (180 °C). Cook for about 50 minutes. Or even a little more so that the potatoes become juicier and more appetizing. © Depositphotos

When the potatoes are ready, don’t take them out of the oven right away. After all, the jars can explode. Wait a couple of minutes for the oven to cool down. The cooking method is very convenient. Did you like this baked potato in a jar recipe?

Lisa

Like many people nowadays, I love to explore new places. My favorite type is slow travelling, when you can really blend in with locals and learn about new cultures and languages. But I think there are also perfect times for enjoying freshly baked pastry, a cup of fragrant coffee, and a good movie in the comfort of your own home. I guess I'm kind of a cultural omnivore, and I watch different types of movies, but the ones about art and food inspire me the most!

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If you don’t want to try it..don’t comment..and jars do not explode in the oven…obviously you are not a canner

I put my jars in the oven to heat them, when canning. If they can withstand a pressure cooker, I’m sure they’re ok for the oven.

The USDA doesnt recommend it for high heat canning. It has to do with physics. The dry heat of an oven has a totally different effect on the jar than a water bath canner or pressure canner. You can dry can at low heat, things like beans, flour, and dry beans. Anyway I know there are folks that have canned in their oven successfully for years. It’s a risk some are willing to take. As long as you realize it could be dangerous!

The potatoes are different shape in the picture than the ones shown cubed. Kinda like false advertising like fast food restaurants. Who ever gets a burger or taco that looks like the ones in ads. Im just saying

At first, I thought this was a time saver go baking potatoes. Then I saw the cook time. I can bake a potato in the ovens less time, the old fashioned way. But, thanks, I hope people make it and enjoy.

you can heat canning jars at a lower temp when picking or making Jams . but why bother with this? you may get burnt or the glass may crack..I wouldn’t bother..

Jars will NOT explode, they are covered with foil and act as a Baking dish. Lots of extra work for nothing. Use a casserole or other oven safe dish, Skip the jars.

You can do the same with any bowl with plastic wrap on top and microwave it for 7 or 8 min. And be done without a long wait or heating up the kitchen.

The jars will work fine . I bake cakes in a wide mouth pint jars and give them for gifts . You bake them and have seals hot and put lids and rings on as soon as you take from oven . Turn them upside down so the heat seals the lid . Last for 6 months if you don’t eat them . I

A neighbor canned in the oven when I was a child. When she took the jars out, one exploded. I had burns and cuts on my face. I would never put jars in the oven.
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Why not use a crock pot? Kinda silly and more trouble than its worth–a casserole dish would be same result with less mess and only one container to clean afterwards.

Whole exercise seems pointless to me it’s just another take on scalloped potatoes but with extra work and risk. I also hate the tonsil add makes me 🤮

I just made some potatoes, cut about the same size, in my Air Fryer. It took about 10 minutes or so. Brush a little oil, salt and Pepper first.
I use the fryer a lot for two people, and it saves using the big oven.

I realize that everyone may have different ads popping up as we scroll through this recipe but to see a dirty toilet is a real turn off for me.

Stop sharing this crap!!
There is NoNOT ONE COMPANY WHO MAKES JARS, FYI BALL OR KERR WHO WILL BACK PUTTING CANNING JARS IN A HOT OVEN THEY CAN AND DO SHATTER
DO NOT SHARE THIS NONSENSE

DO YOUR RESEARCH

PUT THE DANG POTATOES IN AN OVEN SAFE DISH COVER WITH FOIL….WHATS SO WRONG WITH THAT??

DO YOUR RESEARCH

THIS IS NO BETTER THAN 5 MIN CRAFTS HOCUS POCUS BULL PUCKY

YER GUNNA GET SOMEONE HURT

I HOPE THEY REFERENCE YOUR ARTICLE OF BULL PUCKY

I am 62 and have been making this for years in a Pyrex dish in the oven. My mother made this for us when we were little, I slice the potatoes and use streaky bacon.

The recipe sounds yummy …will put together adjusted for two servings …and bake in a covered casserole dish …appreciate all the comments … I’m not much of a cook!

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Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch! “Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition.” by Terry Josephson.

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