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Subject: Baked Potatoes in M/w
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Brown <Brown[at]aol.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 00:05:29 GMT
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What is the best way to bake potatoes in the microwave?

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From: Thierry Gerbault <thierryNOSPAM[at]worldnet.att.net>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 01:00:55 GMT
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It's best to bake them NOT in the microwave.  Baked potatoes and 
microwave ovens are mutually exclusive.  A whole potato cooked in the 
microwave is merely steamed in its own moisture.

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From: James Blackwell <jamesb[at]panmatrix.net>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 01:16:36 GMT
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Although it's better done in a real over, a microwave will do when in a
hurry.  Here's what I do with fairly good results:

Poke a few holes through the potato.  Take a couple of paper towels, wet
them, then wrap the potato in it.  Stick it in the microwave for about 8
minutes.  Of course that varies on the size of the potato and the power of
your microwave.  Also, if you don't have one of those things that turns the
food while cooking, make sure you rotate the potato about half way through.

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From: ginnysher[at]mediaone.net (Ginny Sher)
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 02:46:22 GMT
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another option to eliminate the "steaming" result from the microwave
is to do half of it in the mw, then finish it in the oven.  Faster and
with a similar result as traditional, oven method.

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From: ABC <ad.cobley[at]btinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 16:09:41 -0000
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I scrub the potato then make a cut lengthwise and crosswise and put then on
the oven shelf.
1 potato   5 or 6 mins
2             7 or 8 mins
4             14 or 15 mins
I have a combination oven and cook 4 potatoes on combination high/210
degrees for about 12 mins initially, then a minute at a time until cooked.
This gives a lovely crisp skin like the conventional oven does.
Anne

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From: Stan Horwitz <stan[at]typhoon.ocis.temple.edu>
Date: 6 Mar 2001 17:09:28 GMT
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If you want steamed potatoes, just nuke them on high for a few minutes.

Baked potatoes can only be cooked one way ... baking them in an oven.

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From: Bill <hilbrich[at]antares.cloudnet.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 06:15:33 GMT
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Stan Horwitz wrote:

: If you want steamed potatoes, just nuke them on high for a few minutes.

*** 7 minutes on high will do it for me .... just be sure to poke some
holes in it....

: Baked potatoes can only be cooked one way ... baking them in an oven.

*** To shorten the process, put the pierced potatoe in the microwave for
three minutes, then add a light coating of olive oil, and it only takes
another 35 minutes in a 350 (f) degree oven.

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From: Ruth <ruthie[at]bezeqnospam.net>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 22:34:37 +0200
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> What is the best way to bake potatoes in the microwave?

Pierce it in several places, to vent the steam. A medium-sized potato in
a 1000W oven will take about 6-7 minutes.


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