Step 4: Microwaving the Potato

Picture of Microwaving the Potato
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.