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How to Evenly Cook Any Sized Potato in a Microwave

How to Evenly Cook Any Sized Potato in a Microwave

This method will prevent the potatoes from drying out and from cooking unevenly. They will turn out just as if they were boiled.

Ingredients

Potatoes
2

Steps

1. I used 2 medium sized Irish Cobbler potatoes this time. It's been 2 weeks since I bought them. Wash them well and remove any sprouts if necessary.
2. Place them on a microwave-safe dish and fill with about 1-2 cm of water. Cover with plastic wrap.
3. Microwave at 500 W for 5 minutes. Turn them over and microwave for another 3 minutes. (Be careful not to burn yourself!)
4. [If only cooking 1 potato] Microwave for 3 minutes, flip over and microwave for another 3 minutes, and then it will be soft.
5. [If cooking a large amount or large-sized potatoes] Microwave for 3 minutes, flip over, and repeat.
6. They're done once a toothpick can slide right through! (If you think that they are just a little too hard, leave them be and they will continue cooking in residual heat.

Story Behind this Recipe

When I used to microwave potatoes, even if I turned them over midway through cooking, they'd still have dry areas or watery areas. So I added some water to steam them.