Baked Potato in the Microwave

Baked Potato in the Microwave


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You don't have to take ages to bake a potato, a microwave can do it for you in minutes. You can vary the contents of the potato as you wish.


Serves: 1 

  • 1 large russet potato
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 teaspoons sour cream

Preparation:4min  ›  Cook:11min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Scrub the potato and prick several time with the tines of a fork. Place on a plate.
  2. Cook on full power in the microwave for 5 minutes. Turn over and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
  3. When the potato is soft remove from the microwave and cut in half lengthwise. Season with salt and pepper then mash up the inside a little using a fork. Top the open sides with butter and 2 tablespoons of cheese.
  4. Return to the microwave and cook for about 1 minute to melt the cheese.
  5. Top with remaining cheese and sour cream, and serve.

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