How to Boil Potatoes in a Microwave

How to Boil Potatoes in a Microwave

It's okay even without poking holes.
You don't even have to peel it, so it's easy to cook.

Ingredients: 1 potato

Medium potato (about 100 g)


1. Wash the potato well, then wrap it up in plastic wrap. Wrap it loosely.
2. Cook in the microwave for about 3 1/2 minutes. It will be hot, so let it sit in the microwave for about 5 minutes. The skin will become shriveled, but that's okay.
3. Once you can hold it, remove the skin through the plastic wrap, a paper towel, or a dish cloth.
4. When washing the potato, cut off the eyes. If cooking a large potato, rotate it mid-way through cooking.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make some potato salad for lunch, so I thought I could make a small amount in a short time using the microwave.
Our microwave has a setting for root vegetables, but I played around with it to find out what works best for those without such a setting.
I tried out various things, but the amount of time it takes varies.