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Video: Microwave Baked Potato

See how to nuke a potato so it tastes just like a slow, oven-baked potato.

 
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This video shows you how to get yummy, oven-baked baked-potato flavor using your microwave. All you need are 12 minutes. The trick is turning over the potato halfway through—and then returning it the microwave for a quick minute after you’ve prepared it with salt, pepper, butter, and cheese. Nothing’s as comforting as a baked potato with all the fixings! Get CJME’s 5-star recipe for Microwave Baked Potato.

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AmyLynn 
Sep. 19, 2014 10:06 am
1. poke with fork all over 2. wrap with plastic wrap 3. place on micro-safe plate 4. cook 6-8 mins. depending on size 5. remove carefully from micro and wrap 6. cut, add fave ingredients, ENJOY!
 
carolsx 
Mar. 10, 2014 2:26 pm
I coke mine in the micro for a few minutes then in a 350 or 400 oven till cooked, find them very good
 
Jun. 24, 2013 4:34 pm
My daughter uses wet paper towels and they turn out really good. I don't think it's true that they are the same as conventional baked potatoes - but they're definitely good and better than just piercing and nuking. I would not be comfortable using plastic.
 
Jun. 24, 2013 1:33 pm
I usually cook the pierced potato in the mircrowave and then put it in a hot oven for a few minutes. That has always worked for me. ???
 
saskabush_kid 
Jun. 24, 2013 11:45 am
Using plastic bags of any kind in a microwave, unless approved for that use is just wrong, and is probably carcinogenic. At the very least it is very bad for your health as plastics are made from petroleum products and will leach into your food.. I start my bakded potato in the microwave but always finish it in the oven for a real baked taste.
 
trevor 
Jun. 24, 2013 1:13 am
Too picky.a baked pot is a baked pot is a baked pot as gertrude might say.challenge anyone to guess whether a baked pot is micro or conventional
 
Jun. 13, 2013 2:35 pm
I agree with Annette, except I like my bake's well done - or maybe the potato are bigger? 3-4 mins. on hi per potato and 20 mins. in oven - challenge to taste difference. always stab your "taters" very well and a lot before cooking - the moisture has to release to get fluffy.
 
bobbilou 
May 31, 2013 6:51 am
If you notice, when she took the potato out of the microwave, the skin was all wrinkled and dry, and when she cut it, the inside looked "shrunken". I've found if I put a small container of water on the plate and cover both with a plastic bag from the grocery store, the skin stays nice and smooth (I love eating the skin) and the inside is as thought you baked it in the oven. Works better than cooking it "naked".
 
Angel 
Feb. 27, 2013 9:09 am
For a quick and easy baked Potatoes cooked in a Microwave, Prick potatoes 3 or 4 times with a fork ( 2 or 3 potatoes or us one) put in a plastic shopping bags and cut 4 small slit in bag to release steam and cook on full power 8 to 10 minutes and have a perfect baked potato. So Easy.
 
Annette 
Feb. 9, 2013 7:28 am
Perhaps my microwave is hotter than some. For a large baked potato, 2 minutes on each side of the potato, prick the potato, 20 minutes in a 400 degree oven for a really crispy skin and lovely, fluffy innards. Tin foil is for restaurants that want to keep a potato hot and looking its best. It insures a soggy skin. A large baked potato with plenty of extras on it is a meal.
 
 
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