• How to bake potatoes in the microwave?

    Anna Mikhailova
    Anna Mikhailova
    March 7, 2013
    How to bake potatoes in the microwave?

    Baked potatoes, in addition to their taste, is also famous for its dietary properties, since roasting is the only way to make it possible to preserve more micronutrients and vitamins. And with the advent of the microwave, the tubers can be baked easily and quickly.

    Baking potatoes in the microwave

    Before baking potatoes in the microwave, a few tubers should be well washed and dried, and you can simply wipe with a towel or napkin. Potatoes should be about the same size. If the differences are too strong, the big tubers will not be baked. After that, you need to pierce the rind of the potatoes with a fork in several places so that during the cooking process steam comes out of the tubers. If this is not done, the peel will crack.

    Now prepared potatoes should be put in glass or plastic dishes suitable for use in the microwave, and put in a microwave. Cover dishes are optional.Set the microwave power switch to the maximum value, and the timer about 4-5 minutes. If there are several automatic modes in the microwave, such as “Warming up”, “Defrosting”, “Grill” and so on, then you need to select the mode closest to cooking in the oven and press the “Start” button.

    After the timer signal sounds, you need to open the microwave and gently turn over the potatoes, close the oven door and set the timer again for 3-5 minutes. After the timer signal, you should check the readiness of the potatoes with a fork or knife. Usually, 10 minutes is enough for the baked potato in the microwave to become soft. If the potato is ready, then it should be dipped for one minute in cold water, then it will be easier to clean. If the tubers are not yet ready, they should be turned over again and put in the microwave for a few more minutes.

    Serving baked potatoes

    Serve baked potatoes should be removed from its skin or simply cut it in half. You can also sprinkle it with salt and put on each half a small piece of butter.You can use this recipe if you need potatoes in a “uniform” for making some salad.

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