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Did you ever want to make a quick, easy and healthy snack in only about 5 minutes? Then this Instructable is for you. For the price of only an average potato and a paper plate you can make a delicious microwave potato. Enjoy! Please rate if the instructable is good. Thanks

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This is also my first instructable so comments and suggestions are welcome.
 
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Step 1: What you will need

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1. A paper or microwave safe plate
2. A potato
3. A fork
4. A microwave

(optional)
1. Butter
2 Salt
3. Any other seasoning/topping

Step 2: Washing the Potato

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Don't spend a lot of time on this step. Just wash it for about 30 seconds. Then, dry it with a paper towel and proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Preparing the Potato

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To prepare the potato for the microwave you will have to poke 8 sets of holes with a fork. This is to let out the pressure when you are microwaving it.
PLEASE DO THIS STEP OR ELSE THE POTATO MAY EXPLODE IN THE MICROWAVE AND IT WILL MAKE A MESS

Step 4: Microwaving the Potato

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Stick the potato on a paper or microwave safe plate and microwave it. In my microwave, it takes about 5 minutes on high to make one potato. You may want to experiment with the time because all microwaves are a little different. To test how long it should take for you, microwave a potato for five minutes. Then, take a knife, poke a hole in the potato and see how soft the inside is. The softer the better.

Step 5: Getting Ready to Eat The Potato

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When your potato is ready to take out of the microwave it will be hot so be careful. There are many ways of preparing the potato. I personally like the way where you open it up and spread it out with a fork but it is completely up to you. After you cut open the potato you may want to put butter, salt, or any other topping/seasoning on it. Enjoy!