Sunday, April 4, 2010

Monday-Part 2: Microwave Baked Potato

There are so many ways you can cook a potato. I am showing you the way we make baked potatoes in our house. (the microwave) These potatoes are going with our crockpot chili recipe. This combo is great for a mom who has to make dinner in a hurry.

Step One: Wash off/scrub potatoes thoroughly and dry off with paper toweling.
Step Two: Pierce many holes all around the potato using a fork. Step Three: Wrap your spud back up into the paper towel.
Step Four: Microwave your spud(s), using these times below (on high heat):
1 spud: 4 min. 30 sec.
2 spuds: 6 min. 30 sec.
3 spuds: 9 min. 30 sec.
4 spuds: 12 min. 30 sec.
Note: Some microwaves have a "potato" button you can push that will actually set your microwave for the correct time for a bake potato.
Potato will come out looking like this:
It will be VERY hot. I suggest you leave it in the microwave a couple of minutes before you try handling the potato(s).
Step Five: Cut into your potato, smash down the inside with your fork until it is nice and soft all throughout.Step Six: Add your toppings. We are using the chili from the previous post, some sour cream, and some shredded cheese.
What toppings do you use on your baked potatoes?

1 comment:

Sarah Anne said...

This looks so yummy!

I had to laugh because last week, I actually made mashed potatoes using "baked potatoes" cooked in the microwave! It truly was a time saver and they tasted the same- I just scooped out the baked part of the potato- stuck it in a bowl w/ some milk and butter- and walah! Mashed Potatoes in under 10 minutes!