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Subject: Combo-baked potatoes
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: judgmoore[at]cs.com (Judith Moore)
Date: 13 Jun 2001 13:45:20 GMT
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As far as I can tell (with C'serve's news facility), no one answered my
question about baking potatoes with an initial time (how long?) in the m'wave
and then finishing off in an oven. I *know* someone here knows the method.

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From: Ranee Mueller 
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 12:36:07 -0700
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Probably because it isn't a huge complicated thing.  Cook it half way 
in the microwave and finish it in the oven or cook it almost all the way 
through, and crisp the skin in the oven.  It is dependent upon how big a 
potato you have, how long you have until dinner, etc.

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From: Bill 
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 11:18:12 -0400
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Ranee Mueller wrote:
> Probably because it isn't a huge complicated thing.  Cook it half way
> in the microwave and finish it in the oven or cook it almost all the way
> through, and crisp the skin in the oven.  It is dependent upon how big a
> potato you have, how long you have until dinner, etc.

I do it the other way around. Ill cook them on the Barbeque or oven and if
Im short on time Il finish them off the microwave. Usually three minutes is
sufficient depending on the size and how long they were on the Barbecue. Its
hard to pin down because there are many different types of potatoe and of
course the size is a factor

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From: catmandy99[at]aol.com
Date: 13 Jun 2001 13:29:07 -0700
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Hi!
I just saw this.

I use the amount of time I normally would (if I were only cooking it
once) when nuking the potato, because to me, the inside doesn't really
over cook.

So, for a russet potato about 4 inches long and 2 inches wide across
the center (these measurements are approximate), I just nuke the
potato for about 4 minutes. Obviously, if you have 2 potatoes, you
would do it for about 7-8 minutes. And if your potato were bigger or
smaller, adjust accordingly.

And then put it in the oven for about 15-20 minutes at 400. If you are
using a lower oven temp, the nuke time is the same, but the oven time
is longer. 25-30 min at 350 will work.

the oven part is just to dry out the skin so it gets crispy.

YMMV, of course, depending on the size of the potato.

I have done this many, many times. And nuking the potato so it's
completely done works fine.

Hope this helps.


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