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Microwave Baked Potatoes

I’m often surprised by the number of people who don’t cook in their microwaves. While I admit not everything is tasty cooked in the microwave, there are many things that are just as yummy and much quicker in that particular modern convenience. It certainly isn’t just for reheating leftovers.

I learned to cook in the microwave when I was a kid. Mom didn’t trust me with the oven because it was a fancy one with several knobs and a little complicated to understand. She let me cook whatever I wanted, but I had to do so in the microwave. I made everything from roast chicken to cookies in that thing.

I always bake my potatoes in the microwave. They’re ready in around ten minutes, and my house doesn’t get hot. I can have my baked potatoes on the table in less time than it takes my oven to preheat.

Margarite’s Microwave Baked Potatoes

Ingredients Russet Potatoes, As Many as You Want to Cook Whatever Toppings Tickle Your Fancy

Instructions Wash the potatoes thoroughly and pat them dry. Lightly prick them several times on all sides with a fork. Place them on a microwave safe plate, leaving a little space between them. Feel free to rub oil and salt on the skins before cooking, but I usually don’t. Cook on High for 5 minutes. Turn them over. Cook on High another 5 minutes.

Your potatoes are done when they feel soft when squeezed. The skin will be a little wrinkled. I test the doneness by lightly squeezing my spuds while wearing an oven mitt.

Keeping things simple makes my life a little more pleasant. Don’t be afraid to use your microwave to make yours a little easier.

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