FoodSlash your potato cooking time in half: The microwave method that takes just 7 minutes

Slash your potato cooking time in half: The microwave method that takes just 7 minutes

I'm putting potatoes in a plastic bag. After 7 minutes they land on the plate already (photo: screen Youtube / Webspoon World)
I'm putting potatoes in a plastic bag. After 7 minutes they land on the plate already (photo: screen Youtube / Webspoon World)
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10:11 AM EST, January 28, 2024, updated: 4:44 AM EST, March 7, 2024

Everyone loves potatoes, but what if you could reduce the cooking time of this delicious vegetable to just 7 minutes? This proven trick not only helps to save time but also ensures perfectly cooked, fluffy potatoes. All you need is a plastic bag and a microwave. This method may even surprise experienced cooks with its effectiveness.

Cooking Potatoes in the Microwave

Boiling potatoes traditionally in a pot can take up around 20 minutes. But if you'd like to reduce this time, you can opt for the microwave. Put the potatoes into a plastic bag, tie it closed, and poke a few holes in the bag with a fork. This will allow the steam to escape, ensuring the potatoes cook evenly.

How to Microwave Potatoes?

Medium-sized potatoes work best for this cooking method. Avoid too-young potatoes as they might end up too soft. Meanwhile, older potatoes may need a bit more time to cook. To cook potatoes in a microwave, here's what you'll need:

 

  • 5-6 medium potatoes,
  • 1 plastic bag,
  • a fork.

Directions:

      

  1. Begin by thoroughly washing the potatoes and cutting them into equal pieces.
  2. Place the potatoes in a plastic bag and secure it closed.
  3. Pierce the bag in a few places with a fork.
  4. Microwave the bag of potatoes for 7 minutes.
  5. After 7 minutes, check to see if the potatoes are done. If they're not, put them back in the microwave for an additional 2 minutes.

This method offers a quick and easy way to add tasty potato dishes to everyday cooking. Try this simple trick today and discover how easily you can prepare the perfect potatoes.

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