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The quickest, easiest way to make a tasty "baked" potato in your microwave.

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Pick your potato.
crazylam154 months ago
Thnxx it's really delicious
Uncle Kudzu6 years ago
i likes it! cheap eats for the unemployed... well, while the power's still on, anyway. and tips for cleaning that filthy microwave of mine, too! wonder what a little olive oil brushed on the skin before cooking would do?
The Irish know all about the spud as a cheap eat for the poverty-stricken
Olive oil or roasted sesame oil can be useful to provide additional taste. Either of these, or other vegetable oils can help reduce the loss of moisture. Partial cooking in the microwave, followed by finishing in the oven can produce a nice crispy skin and a more "roasted" flavor while keeping cooking times and energy costs down. When I do this I generally microwave the potato(s) just until there is some hint of softness on the potato just below the skin, followed by a 400 degree oven.
It would make the outside of the potato very hot and could burn you, be careful.
trevormac2 years ago
awang85 years ago
That potato looks like it has green shoots coming out the eyes... Ooh... Interesting... Besides that, this looks really really good. I need to try this some day.
lilbios6 years ago
this was really helpful ty
Goodhart6 years ago
I am glad you won, really. I do like that added bit of convenience in step 7 :-)
Goodhart6 years ago
I like what you do in step 7...I hadn't thought of that (nor did I know you had done this before I did mine). :-)
toftej6 years ago
Uncle Kudzu6 years ago
OK, inspired by this instructable and the helpful replies to my questions, i took a potato, rubbed it with olive oil and dry herbs, wrapped it in a wet paper towel and microwaved it for 6 minutes (nice and steamy). then i wrapped it in aluminum foil and threw it in a warm oven to let it maintain the heat from the microwave for awhile.

the result? delicious! the flavor of the herbs on the skin wasn't as pronounced as i had hope, but the innards were perfection! i put in a tiny bit of butter, a little Swiss cheese and some black pepper... yum, yum, yum!

You can't get a crunchy skin if you microwave a potato, but you can cook the potato.
basjan6 years ago
I will try it, looks fantastic.
Kaiven6 years ago

THAT WAS AWESOME! I never get to eat baked potatoes in my home. I just made one and it was INCREDIBLE! Two thumbs up! . I just wish I had sour cream...
frollard6 years ago
Great ible! One thing: I find that instead of a knife to make the pocketbook, if you just stab with a fork 'in a line' to do the same thing you get a fluffier inside (no straight lines in nature ;) ) Great ible!
Saint6 years ago
If you use a closed bowl bowl you could cook more at once, about 2 min. per potato (depending on their size) on high.
daveysm6 years ago
Clean your microwave by boiling 3/4 cup water with 1/4 cup vinegar in a large bowl After it boils & steams up the inside , wipe down with a sponge
daveysm6 years ago
Wash & clean as in above Stab with fork JUST ONCE Put in ziplock style bag & close up ALMOST all the way (Leave open just a bit) Microwave on high for 5 mins Thats it !
CazzPhoenix6 years ago
Can you make an instructable on keeping your microwave clean too? Seems like you or somebody have that one mastered lol
spitakiss (author) 6 years ago
Hell yeah, easy tater! Yum!