A microwave-baked potato is a great option for a quick side dish or dinner that doesn’t require any delays. This recipe is quick and easy to make.
We love how versatile baked microwave potato can be. You can season them with a little olive oil and a little salt to make spuds a side dish that goes well with any main meal.
- Potatoes: Feel free to use your favorite. We prefer russet potatoes. You can also use red potatoes or sweet potatoes.
- Butter: Nothing is better than fluffy potatoes with buttery butter!
- Topping: Cheddar cheese and sour cream with chopped green onions.
- Salt and black Pepper to your taste.
How To Microwave A Potato?
These are the steps to follow:
- Clean: First scrub the surface.
- Microwave: Place it on a microwave-safe dish and heat on high for 5 minutes.
- Season: Take it out. Cut it in half along the length. Use a fork to mash the inside, Season with salt and pepper. Spread butter and cheese on each half. Place the halves back into the oven to continue cooking for about a minute or until the cheese is melted.
- Serve: Top with sour cream and green onions.
Is It Safe To Microwave Potatoes?
Yes! It’s perfectly okay. It is fine. You need to poke it to create vents around it. This will prevent steam from building up. It might explode if you skip this step.
How Long Does It Take To Boil A Potato In The Microwave?
This recipe will only cook one spud. You can cook more if you wish, but the cooking time may vary. Multiply the number of spuds by 5 minutes to calculate the cooking time. Start with 2 pieces and 15 minutes each. Cook until the pieces are softened in small increments every minute if you don’t have enough time.
How Do You Know If A Potato Has Been Cooked?
Poking the sides will do this. If it can easily be poked with a fork, or squeezed easily, it is already cooked.
- Parmesan cheese
- Crispy bacon
- Olive oil
- Chop jalapeno
- Panko breadcrumbs
- Pesto sauce
- Greek yogurt
- Ranch dressing
How To Store It?
- Let them cool to room temperature before refrigerating. Then, refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container until 5 days.
- To freeze: Each spud can be individually wrapped in aluminum foil, then covered with plastic wrap and frozen for up to three months.
- Reheat: Just place it on a microwave-safe plate and heat until warm.
Tips And Tricks:
- To remove them from the microwave oven, use oven mitts and a pair of tongs.
- The size of the potato also affects how long it takes to cook them. Cooking time for larger potatoes will increase by a few extra minutes.
- When you cook many different sizes of pieces at once, it is important to be able to take out the smaller pieces first as they cook more quickly.
- It is best to use the same size potatoes for uniform cooking.
- You may not get the crispy skin you want. To get crispy skin, you can microwave them at 425F.
- You can also poke holes in the potatoes to speed up cooking.