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How to Cook Baked Potatoes in Microwave

How to Bake Potatoes in Microwave


A microwave serves to be the best way of baking anything. A microwave does not simply boil anything or cooks anything, but instead heats the water content of any dish by the means of waves. If you have a microwave oven in your home, you can make baked potatoes with it. Baked potato is a perfect steamed food for you if you are planning to have something great for your dinner. It takes as less as fifteen minutes and people of all age groups relish its taste. You can make baked potatoes following these simple tips:-

How to Cook Baked Potatoes in Microwave

How to Cook Baked Potatoes in Microwave

1. Choose Perfect Potatoes for Your Dish:-

In the process of baking potatoes in a microwave, the first and foremost comes the choice of potatoes. You can select the potatoes of any quality, but the best quality potatoes suiting for baking potatoes are the ones with a high content of starch in them. These can be of any size, say medium or small or even large depending on the availability.

2. Prepare the Potatoes:-

After selecting the potatoes, you will have to clean them as well. For this purpose you will have to scrub up your potatoes in order to remove dirt with a brush and then you have to give them a good wash before exposing to microwave oven. It is better if you choose organic potatoes as these potatoes do not have any harmful chemicals used while growing them.

3. Seasoning of Potato for Baking:-

You can also perform the seasoning of potato in order to make them even tastier. A touch of salt, pepper and olive oil will prove to be better for this purpose. Seasoning can also include a touch of flour depending on the recipe which you are following for making baked potatoes.

4. Place Potato in the Oven:-

In some recipes, the chef mentions you to keep the microwave oven on pre-heating mode to enable better baking/cooking take place and in order to save your time as well. If you just wish to bake the seasoned potato here, we don’t think you require pre-heating and instead you just have to place the potato on a plate in oven. If the size of potatoes is large, you can chunk them up in two or three pieces to bake them.

5. Set Cooking Time:-

Now you have to set the microwave time. This time can be set pressing the number keys present on your microwave. This time can vary from 8-12 minutes for medium potatoes. Or from 5 to 6 minutes for small potatoes. It can be 12-14 minutes for extra large ones. Keep turning the potatoes in between to the other side if you are using extra large ones.

6. Baked Potatoes are ready:-

After the specified time, you can take the baked potatoes out for serving. Beware, the potatoes are going to be too much hot when you take them out. You can serve them after garnishing with coriander leaves and your favorite sauce.


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