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Subject: POTATO MICROWAVE TIME?
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: dave[at]educe.demon.co.uk (Dave Wilson)
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 1996 22:24:56 GMT
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How do you microwave a potato to become a baked potato?

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From: joan3[at]ix.netcom.com (joan ellis)
Date: 20 Jan 1996 05:46:40 GMT
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Scrub potatoes and puncture the skin so they won't explode. Microwave
about 3 min. per potato, rearranging once. Then wrap them in aluminum
foil, shiny side out, for about 10 min. (This done outside of the oven
of course.) Potatoes cooked this way are not the same as potatoes
baked in a real oven with real heat, but they are easy to fix and okay
to eat.

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From: Tim Schewe 
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 1996 05:47:34 GMT
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Wash the potato, use a fork to pierce it in half a dozen or so places 
distributed around the potato and microwave on high for about 11-13 
minutes for 4 medium size potatoes.

I generally place the potatoes on a sheet of paper towel when I am cooking 
them.

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From: nancy-dooley[at]uiowa.edu (Nancy Dooley)
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 1996 08:42:06
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I turn 'em around halfway through cooking.  

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From: brawnybear[at]aol.com (BrawnyBear)
Date: 20 Jan 1996 16:14:45 -0500
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For one serving, wash potato, make several slits with a knife to let steam
escape, micro at 100% for 4 minutes and then REMOVE from oven and wrap in
aluminum foil and let stand for 2 minutes. This standing time will steam
the potato while wrapped and the skin will perfect. I find this standing
time also helps from keeping the potato turning out "mealy".  

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From: Jan.McIntyre[at]Dal.Ca
Date: 30 Jan 96 11:41:32 -0400
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I nuke potatoes all the time in the microwave.

I usually allow about 3 minutes per potato of medium size. 
What I do is peel them then take a knife and cut horizontally
the length of each potato but careful not to cut through to the
bottom. (enough so it is still one piece but will "fan" easy
when cooked. Then put butter/marg or spice on top of each 
potato and then wrap them together (max of 5) in wax paper and
cook on hi.

Just take a fork to them and test for doneness. It's very quick
as an alternative to the 1 hour on the bbq. Make sure you have the
sour cream close by.


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