BEST MICROWAVE BAKED POTATO RECIPE

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Best Microwave Baked Potato Recipe, get perfectly tender baked potatoes made in your microwave. Only one minute of prep work and topped your way!

Best Microwave Baked Potato

Why would you ever spend over an hour preheating your oven and baking a potato when you can cook it completely in 10 minutes in the microwave? It just seems like a waste of time to me. With my technique, you can have a fluffy ‘baked’ potato in 10 minutes.

Furthermore, you can turn your quick ‘baked’ potato into a meal by topping it with chili, cheese and bacon, steamed vegetables, or Crack Chicken.

Best Microwave Baked Potato

 

Best Microwave Baked Potato Recipe

  1. Scrub the potatoes thoroughly under running water. Then, trim away any blemishes with a paring knife.
  2. Pierce with a fork. Poking the potato helps steam escape and makes the potato softer.
  3. Prep the skin. Rub the potatoes all over with a little olive oil. Generously sprinkle the potatoes with sea salt and pepper.
  4. Wrap each potato with plastic wrap.
  5. Place the potatoes in a microwave-safe dish and microwave at full power for 5 minutes.
  6. Using an oven mitt, flip the potatoes over and microwave another 3 minutes. If cooking two or more potatoes, microwave an additional 5 minutes.
  7. When done, the potatoes will be soft when squeezed and should be easily pierced with a fork all the way to the center. Continue to microwave in 1-minute bursts as needed until the potatoes are cooked through.
  8. This is my secret and key to a soft microwaved potato. Use oven mitts to remove the dish from the microwave. Wrap the potato in aluminum foil and allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. This will allow the potato to steam and be fluffy.

 

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Best Microwave Baked Potato

Best Microwave Baked Potato Recipe

Best Microwave Baked Potato Recipe, get perfectly tender baked potatoes made in your microwave. Only one minute of prep work and topped your way!
Author: Paula
4.73 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
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Ingredients

  • 1 large russet potato
  • teaspoon salt if desired
  • 1 tablespoon butter, sour cream, or other toppings if desired

Instructions

  • Scrub the potatoes
  • Pierce with a fork
  • Rub the potatoes all over with a little olive oil. Generously sprinkle the potatoes with sea salt and pepper.
  • Wrap each potato with plastic wrap.
  • microwave at full power for 5 minutes
  • flip the potatoes over and microwave another 3 minutes
  • Wrap the potato in aluminum foil and allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 1539mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg
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19 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Finally got the neuclear potatoes to come out good!
    Amazing what happens by following directions! Thanks!

    1. I do poke all around the potatoes 6 or 7 times total with the fork tines going into the potato about an inch.

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