How To Cook A Baked Potato In The Microwave

How To Cook A Baked Potato In The Microwave

Jacket potatoes are a popular option for a simple meal, but take a long time in conventional ovens. This VideoJug films shows you how to cook a baked potato in the microwave in minutes.

INGREDIENTS

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RECIPE

Serves
2
Prep =
3m
Cook =
8m
Total =
11m

Ingredients

  • 2 large jacket potatoes

Method

Wash the potatoes thoroughly before cooking. Prick each potato using a fork all the way around and place in the microwave.

In a 750 watt microwave oven, one potato will take 5 minutes, two potatoes will take approximately 8 minutes, and three potatoes will take around 12 minutes in total. To ensure that the potatoes cook evenly, place one potato in the centre of the oven, two potatoes side by side, three in a triangle shape, and four in a square.

Once the potato is cooked, cover it in foil and leave for 2 to 3 minutes while preparing a filling of your choice.