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Microwave Baked Potato Recipe
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Microwave Baked Potato
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  • READY IN 12 mins

Microwave Baked Potato

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"If you want the yummy taste of nice slowly baked potato, but aren't patient enough, or don't have the know how to bake it in an oven, well this is for you. Give it twelve minutes, get a mouth watering, taste bud-tingling treat."

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  • PREP

    1 min
  • COOK

    11 mins
  • READY IN

    12 mins

Directions

  1. Scrub the potato, and prick several time with the tines of a fork. Place on a plate.
  2. Cook on full power in the microwave for 5 minutes. Turn over, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes. When the potato is soft, remove from the microwave, and cut in half lengthwise. Season with salt and pepper, and mash up the inside a little using a fork. Top the open sides with butter and 2 tablespoons of cheese. Return to the microwave, and cook for about 1 minute to melt the cheese.
  3. Top with remaining cheese and sour cream, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 03, 2007

Easiest way to have a baked spud. I have two tips to add: First, I place the potatos in a paper bag when I cook them. It seems to help with the steaming. Second, after cooking but before slicing the potatos, I wrap them in a towel and gently roll them on a cutting board, (just like you would to loosen the juice in a lemon.) This makes it much easier to fluff the potato with butter and other toppings before the last round.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 11, 2006

Yeah...I cooked the botato for the ten minutes time in the microwave and it got set on fire...Cut the cooking time in half if you have a new microwave...

 
Jun 18, 2007

This was great! One tip - if you want your potatoes to come out extra "steamy" and have problems with your potatoes drying out, try wrapping the potatoes in plastic wrap before microwaving. The skin doesn't dry out and get crisp, but the inner part comes out the way it does in the oven.

 
Sep 25, 2007

if you prefer the crispiness of an oven baked potato, use the microwave until the potato is partially baked and then use the oven to finish. You can still save quite a bit of time this way.

 
Jan 07, 2007

great quick recipe! works perfectly. To prevent potato flame, just add a bit of water in the bottom of your plate/bowl. the pepper really adds to the taste of the potato. Thanks for the time saver!

 
Oct 05, 2005

Yea! *applause* Excellent recipe! Remember that the size of the potato and the wattage of the microwave may vary cooking times. This is a great recipe, especially for those just starting to cook. You can change up the toppings to your liking. Thanks!

 
May 26, 2006

It tastes just as good when baked in the microwave as in the oven and it's a LOT faster. I fix the little red potatoes that I've quartered in the microwave also. It only takes about five minutes to fix a serving for one. Just add butter and in five minutes you have baked potatoes!!

 
Mar 03, 2007

We usually make our baked potatoes like this in the microwave. Saves so much time and tastes just as good.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 517 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 65.4 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 8.1 g
  • 32%
  • Protein
  • 14.2 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 654 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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