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It's around 6 'o clock at night. A familiar craving hits your stomach. You've ignored it for weeks, but tonight you just can't shake it. You want a potato. More than anything in the world, you want a potato right now. And you will have it. I will show you how you can have your potato in under 20 minutes time.

Step 1: Wash it!

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First you need to wash your potato. This ensures you get any residual dirt off the skin of the potato and keeps you from getting sick from said dirt. To wash it, just run it under some cold water and scrub it gently. You don't need to go crazy on this step.
why mash it up if its a baked potato, they are meant to be eaten in chunks not in a pulvrized mess
if you havent had homemade mashed potatoes... your missing out!!
i have but the ible is on microwave baked potatoes not microwave mashed potatoes
drakuz6 years ago
there NEEDS to be a step by step tutorial on this?.... why?...
piks6 years ago
Ha! I fell for that old wives tale about exploding potatoes, it's not true. I gave up spiking my potatoes years ago and never had one explode on me!
EPL piks6 years ago
well maybe it has to be in there for a certain amount of time
EPL6 years ago
nice and u must really like image notes
Ryanbighead6 years ago
I generally poke the thing to hell with holes, makes me feel like it will cook faster. Also helps with salt and butter getting nice and deep into the tatty.
NachoMahma6 years ago
. Good job. Much better than I was expecting when I read the title . You may want to point out that cooking time will vary with the microwave's power.
PKM NachoMahma6 years ago
Nacho has a point, my 850W microwave would set fire to a potato in 12 minutes. I usually give mine 9 or 10, and those are big potatoes. For the microwave-potato newb I suggest checking (stab with sharp knife, feel for resistance) and turning every 3 minutes until you get a feel for your microwave's potential.

Other good fillings include tuna, mayo and tabasco or cheese and Marmite (sorry, yeast extract). In general if it would make a good sandwich it's probably a good potato filling. Make that a good savoury sandwich- I'm not convinced by the concept of a Nutella potato.
leather6 years ago
When I do this, I wrap the tatter in several paper towels, and then dampen them. Helps keep it soft, and adds a mild steaming effect.