Jul 31, 2016

How to make Steamed Potato with Plastic Grocery Bag and Microwave! Tastes Just Like a Bake Potato, Without The Oven

When I lived in Texas at our house we like to keep from turning on the oven as much as possible...its just so freaking hot. I also love potatoes.When I was going to college, money was tight, so I had to figure things out in a very McGyver kind of way. I don't care how potatoes are made usually, as long as I make it. Nothing against other people's potatoes, I will definitely eat those too, I just know what I like.

What you will need:
  • Big Potato from super market, the biggest one you can find.
  • Clear plastic bag similar to a shopping bag, like a clean clear trash bag. (This is so we aren't microwaving inks and dyes with our potato.
The first thing you are going to want to do is wash the potato thoroughly. Make sure its still wet. Now grab a fork and poke holes vertically down the long side of the potatoe about 2-3 fork pokes will do. Put the potato in the plastic bag, tie a lose knot, and microwave for 8-10 minutes or until soft, you can keep checking with fork, to see if it is soft enough and, to find the right time for your specific microwave.

CAREFUL: When opening the plastic bag it is essentially steaming the potato. Inside the bag, it's contents is very hot as well as the steam coming from inside the bag, do not burn yourself. Once you find the correct time for your microwave remember it, and it won't be that much of a hassle next time. 

This is the best way to make a baked potato without an oven. Open it up, add your favorite cheese, maybe some sour creme and enjoy.

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