Wash the potatoes well and cut in half. Place on a heat-resistant dish, add water, and cover with a lid or plastic bag.
Microwave for 7-8 minutes at 500 W. Insert a toothpick through to check for doneness. If still hard, keep an eye on them as you continue to microwave.
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Story Behind this Recipe
I realized that when using the microwave to boil vegetables, adding some water makes them taste better. I just came up with this recipe on the spot.
Since these are cooked in the microwave for awhile, rather than using plastic wrap, it's probably better to use a cheap plastic bag from the grocery store. You could also use a microwaveable plastic container with a lid (Tupperware, etc.) If your microwave has a vegetable steaming course, use that.