Microwave Potatoes: 3 Ways to Make Them Delicious
Thinking about cooking microwave potatoes? You have come
to the right place. The microwave is a very useful tool in almost every
kitchen. I personally couldn't conceive my life without one. The best
thing about them is that they allow anyone to have a meal that would
take an hour or more to prepare in just a few minutes (that's a truly
time saver). In fact using a microwave is useful when you don't have
much time to pay attention to the stove. For example, making microwave
baked potatoes takes some minutes and if you plan to use a
conventional oven for the same recipe it takes over an hour.
Reheating food is also a simple task with the
microwave; without it you will have to do it the old fashioned way by
using the stove, which takes a good while. Now I will show you a few
quick microwave potatoes recipes that will lighten up your day.
Baked Potatoes in the Microwave
You can learn to "bake" potatoes really fast using the
microwave. Obviously, a potato baked using the regular or conventional
oven has a lot more potential to be awesome, but cooking it using a
microwave tastes good too, and it will save a lot of time.
can see a Russet potato cooked in the microwave:
turkey bacon and chopped sweet pepper as well.
Preparation time: 5
Cooking time: 10 to 12
- 1 large size potato (like the Russet variety)
- extra virgin olive oil (to taste)
- salt (to taste)
- butter (to taste)
Rinse the potato (or potatoes) with water and gently
scrub it with a vegetable brush. Rinse again thoroughly.
Take a sharp knife or a fork (be very
careful) and pierce the potato five or seven times on each
If desired, rub the potato with olive oil. I
personally love doing this (the olive oil over it makes a huge
difference). Add some sea salt (to taste) for extra flavor.
Wrap around the potato with a wet towel paper. Place
it over a microwave safe dish and into the microwave. Cook for about 5
or 6 minutes using the microwave. Then turn the potato around with a
fork, cook for about 5 or 6 more minutes.
To verify that is ready to eat - pierce the potato
with a knife or fork and it should be soft and tender. If you can’t
pierce the skin, microwave it for 1 more minute until is ready. Be
careful to not overcook.
Take it out of the oven. Carefully cut it open
from top to bottom and add butter to it. You now have a succulent
potato to enjoy.
want to microwave potatoes before frying:
- 4 medium size potatoes (preferably Russets)
Wash your potatoes thoroughly.
Peel them and cut the potatoes as home fries.
Place them in a microwave safe dish and cover with a
ventilated plastic wrap.
Cook in the microwave for about 5 minutes. Stir them
and cook for another 5 minutes. Don't forget to cover them again.
Get them out, drain and be ready to fry.
At this point you can fry them in the conventional
After they are dried in a plate add your favorite
ingredients; like, sea salt, ground black pepper, etc.
If You Want Them Mashed:
- 4 medium size potatoes (russets are the way to go)
- salt (to taste)
- milk (to taste)
- butter (to taste)
Wash the potatoes.
Peel the potatoes (I’m not a fan of the skin, but
you can leave it if you want to).
Get a microwave safe container and then place your
potatoes in there.
Cover the container and put it in the microwave.
Microwave the potatoes for about 9 minutes.
Take them out from the microwave (careful they are
Place them in a bowl and mash them with a potato
masher until they have a smooth texture.
You can also use a potato ricer after using the
masher to make them more fluffy (love it that way).
Add salt, milk and butter to your liking and mash
them some more to mix it well.
Serve and get ready to enjoy your microwave mashed
Microwave potatoes are an excellent choice for a quick
lunch if you do not want to resort to unhealthy snacks. If you have a
busy schedule and need to make a quick meal then the microwave is the
way to go.
the microwave you should follow some basic safety guidelines as the
ones listed below:
Use a container that is labeled as safe for the
You will need a container (appropriate for the
amount of potatoes you will be using).
You can optionally peel them and cut them in pieces.
When you place the potatoes in your microwave safe
container, you may need to add some water.
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