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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Quick and Easy Baked Potatoes in the Microwave...

I love baked potatoes! They are quick, easy, and always filling. The only problem is that when you are baking them in the oven, the quick and easy part goes out the window. Because this mama can only do quick and easy (it keeps me in my happy place), I always do them in the microwave. This is how my parents always did it and I thought it was common knowledge, but recently I was hanging out with some friends and a few of them had never heard of cooking them in the microwave. I decided that if I was to be a good friend, I had to share this knowledge. All of us Mama's like time savers right? Well here is a quick time saver when baking potatoes. It will blow your mind.

Quick and Easy Baked Potatoes in the Microwave...



to cook potatoes in the microwave, you only need a few ingredients....

potatoes, clear plastic wrap, a plate, and a fork

Wash the potatoes in the sink. Scrub off any dirt that may be clinging to the potato. Next dry it with a towel. Take your fork and pierce your potato two to three times. I try to pierce it on each side. Then wrap it a few times in clear plastic wrap. You want enough wrap so that you have about three layers around the potato. Place your potatoes on a plate. I usually do four potatoes at a time.

Place your potatoes on the plate and cook in the microwave for 18-20 minutes.

Each microwave oven is different, so you need to stick a knife into the potato to make sure it is done. The knife should slide in easily and you should be able to squeeze the potato without much resistance.

When you pull the plate out of the oven, use an oven mitt. The plate will be HOT. I always seem to forget this and end up jumping up and down in the kitchen as I shake my hand. Learn from me and keep that oven mitt or towel near by :)

Now that you have cooked potatoes, you can top them with whatever you have in your fridge.....salsa, avocados, sour cream, chili, cheese, veggies, etc. Let your creativity and taste buds run wild.

I love this quick meal. It is something I like to fall back on when I need a quick lunch or dinner. It also is a great way to use up leftovers because truly anything can go on top of a potato and taste good...well within know what I mean.

So was your mind blown?


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XO Danielle

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