Friday, November 19, 2010

Baking Potatoes on a Wood Heat Stove

Baked potato with sour cream and cheddar cheese
Today felt like a baked potato day.  Winter is starting to set-in here in Michigan.  Having a wood burning heat stove is wonderful.  The stove is heating the house, so might as well take advantage of the heat. 

Place scrubbed potatoes in a small cast iron pan with a lid on top of the wood stove. 

Cover and let 'bake" for 2 hours, turning every 30 minutes or so to make sure the potatoes aren't scorching.

It's a pleasant way to cook a meal!  This method takes a little longer than a conventional oven but it's fine when there's no hurry.  If the potatoes are done before the rest of the meal, remove the covered pan from the wood stove and set aside.  The potatoes will stay warm for a while.  When ready to serve, top with butter, sour cream, cheese, onions, chili etc.  I like mine with salt, pepper, sour cream and a bit of cheddar cheese.

To easy dinners!



  1. My mother had a very old potato baker for stove tops that would have worked on any stove. It had a small rack on the bottom but I don't remember if this eliminated turning the potatoes completely. I've also used a similar system for heating taco shells.

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