How To Quickly And Easily Bake Potatoes In The Microwave

Time for reading: ~4 minutes Last Updated: August 08, 2022
How To Quickly And Easily Bake Potatoes In The Microwave

Potato is not only everyone's favorite vegetable, but also the basis for a whole series of culinary masterpieces.

Potato is not only everyone's favorite vegetable, but also the basis for a whole series of culinary masterpieces. And it is not necessary to spend a lot of time and effort to prepare them. For example, baking potatoes in the microwave is not a difficult task at all.

There are many ways to microwave potatoes and create delicious new dishes. Look!


Potato "boats" with lard

This method can be called the simplest of the simple.

For 1 kg, you will need about 300 g of fresh or salted fat, as well as salt and spices to taste.

The potatoes are washed, cut into halves and shallow cuts are made with a knife on the cut surfaces. The easiest way is to make them a grid. Salo should be cut into small slices, like a sandwich. The number of chunks of bacon should be equal to the number of potato halves. Then take wooden toothpicks. Chunks of bacon are layered on them on both sides, after which the sticks are injected into the potato halves. It looks like a boat. Alternatively, you can simply put the fat on top of the potatoes. Then we sprinkle everything with salt and spices - most often with black and red pepper, and then we send it to the microwave for 40 minutes, setting it to the "Express cooking" mode. You can cut potato tubers into pieces, about 1 cm thick. In this case, the cooking time is halved. These potatoes are served hot.

Potato in Provence


To cook potatoes according to this recipe, you will need 3 large or 4 medium-sized potatoes. They need to be washed and peeled. Then you should cut them into finger-thick slices. Lay the potatoes out on a baking sheet or platter. It is ideal to lay out in one layer, but if everything does not fit, then you can fold the potato slices "fan", that is, overlap. Slices should be sprinkled with salt, as well as a mixture of Provence herbs, then sprinkle a little with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and put in the microwave for 20 minutes. 2 servings of Provence potatoes are ready!

Potato with cheese


Such an express recipe will be a real way out if you really want to eat, but there is no time or energy for long and painstaking cooking. It will require 7-8 small potatoes, 50 grams of hard cheese, the same amount of suluguni, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, a similar amount of sour cream, 0.5 teaspoons of garlic powder, as well as nuts and fresh herbs to taste.

Wash potatoes, peel and cut into thin slices. The thinner they are, the less the dish will cook, respectively. Then, in a saucepan or other container intended for a microwave oven, you need to put the potatoes, salt, sprinkle garlic powder on top and pour olive oil, mix. Put in the microwave for about 15 minutes.

You need to be careful with salt, because suluguni is salty. By the way, if desired, it can be replaced with cheese.

We cut the cheeses into pieces, mix with sour cream, nuts and herbs. Pour this mixture over the potatoes, after which we cook in the microwave for another 5 minutes.

Potatoes in a bag


It is ideal for this recipe to use the so-called culinary sleeve. It can cook about 500-700 grams of potatoes. The tubers should be washed and cleaned, and then cut into pieces of arbitrary shape. The smaller they are, the faster the dish will cook. Then salt the potatoes, pepper and place in a bag. We tie its base with a knot. It is necessary to make several holes with a toothpick so that steam escapes during cooking.

With a power of 600-800 W, the cooking time will be about 10 minutes. The finished dish will taste very much like boiled potatoes, only more tender in taste.

Rustic potatoes


Potatoes according to this recipe are not just tasty, they are not ashamed even to serve on the festive table. And you can prepare it quickly and easily.

For a pound of potatoes, we take a pinch of salt, paprika, pepper, basil, as well as 1-2 cloves of garlic. You will need 3 more tablespoons of any vegetable oil and a quarter cup of water.

Wash the potatoes and cut each tuber into 4 parts, then put it in a container for the microwave oven. Salt, pepper and sprinkle with chopped garlic on top, then pour with oil. Cover the potatoes with a lid and cook in the microwave for about 10-12 minutes.

Potatoes "in their uniforms"


If potatoes are needed for salads or as an ingredient in other dishes, then it is enough to wash them, pierce the skin with a toothpick and place them in a container where they will be cooked in a microwave oven. When planning to enjoy potatoes as an independent dish, you can grease it with vegetable oil. Then, after cooking, it will be not only tender inside, but also crispy on the outside.

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