Fastest Way to Make a Baked Potato

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HI All

Im having problems with my Gas Company so im gonna try to punish em. I love baked potatos done in a gas stove. Microwaved potatos are nasty in comparison. Is there a way to get a tasty bake potato without the expense of turning on the stove? Is there any new contraption out there to get a baked potato in less than 30 minutes?

thanks

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I know you can microwave them, but I've never done it. You can probably google it to get times.

Baked potatoes take about 3-4 minutes in a average size microwave, make sure you poke the potatoe several times with a fork. This allows steam to escape. Some microwaves have a button for baked potatoes.

I am sorry you have not been able to resolve the problem with your gas company, did you have any luck with the PUC?

Do you have a crock pot? I have made potatoes in a crock-pot, not quick but nice if you prepare them in the morning and they will be ready when you arrive home from work.

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I buy the pre-washed, shrink-wrapped microwavable pototoes - these things

Obviously, they cost more than regular potatoes, but since I'm a single guy and only eat potatoes once in a while, it's worth it for the rare occasions I want a baked 'tater. They come out pretty good, and quickly.

Microwave the potatoes to do like 99% of the cooking, then toss em in the oven or on a grill to finish. Baked potato without the wait, and not the pathetic lump you get out of a microwave alone.

DevilMonkey said: Microwave the potatoes to do like 99% of the cooking, then toss em in the oven or on a grill to finish. Baked potato without the wait, and not the pathetic lump you get out of a microwave alone.

grilled potatoes are very good. rub them w/ a little olive oil and salt and then wrap in foil.

Have you considered an electric oven? You can buy a little toaster oven for very little expense. Though I don't think the gas company's gonna feel the pain of you not using their gas.

DevilMonkey said: Microwave the potatoes to do like 99% of the cooking, then toss em in the oven or on a grill to finish. Baked potato without the wait, and not the pathetic lump you get out of a microwave alone.

Yep, that's what I do . . . poke holes with a fork, nuke 'em wrapped in a wet paper towel, and then wrap in foil with a little butter or EVOO and grill them with my steak.

Mmmmmm . . . meat and potatoes . . .

The answer lies in switching to an electric stove O noes, I will have to alert the media to expect your local gas company to be filing Chapter 11 in a few weeks due to your lack of consumption.

Fastest way to a baked potato: Drive to Wendys, place order, get potato.

Maybe you could figure out some method involving wrapping a potato in foil &, immediately upon your arrival home after work, running outside with it & placing it on your hot engine.

MadAnthony said: I buy the pre-washed, shrink-wrapped microwavable pototoes - these things Nothing personal, but that is the funniest thing I've seen since the Diabeetus Wilford Brimley commercials from a few days ago! [/giggle, giggle]

zacksmith said:

Im having problems with my Gas Company so im gonna try to punish em.



You're scary.

Microwave potatoes are nice. Cover with a paper towel, 4 minutes for an average one, wait one minute after cooking before eating.

Zack is an alt for ISPUP.

handyguy said: Microwave potatoes are nice. Cover with a paper towel, 4 minutes for an average one, wait one minute after cooking before eating.

What's the paper towel for? I never use a paper towel for nuked potatoes.

InterestedOnlooker said: handyguy said: Microwave potatoes are nice. Cover with a paper towel, 4 minutes for an average one, wait one minute after cooking before eating.

What's the paper towel for? I never use a paper towel for nuked potatoes.


In case the potatoe explodes?

JerseyGirl007 said: InterestedOnlooker said: handyguy said: Microwave potatoes are nice. Cover with a paper towel, 4 minutes for an average one, wait one minute after cooking before eating.

What's the paper towel for? I never use a paper towel for nuked potatoes.


In case the potatoe explodes?


Dan, is that you!?!

j/k

I use a wet paper towel to stop the spud from drying out at the ends . . . otherwise there can be a hard crust at the tips of the tuber.

zacksmith said: HI All

Im having problems with my Gas Company so im gonna try to punish em. I love baked potatos done in a gas stove. Microwaved potatos are nasty in comparison. Is there a way to get a tasty bake potato without the expense of turning on the stove? Is there any new contraption out there to get a baked potato in less than 30 minutes?

thanks


THE fastest way to make a baked potato. Yummo and delish.

JerseyGirl007 said: InterestedOnlooker said: handyguy said: Microwave potatoes are nice. Cover with a paper towel, 4 minutes for an average one, wait one minute after cooking before eating.

What's the paper towel for? I never use a paper towel for nuked potatoes.


In case the potatoe explodes?

I stab mine several times with a fork to vent it before putting it in the microwave.

deathwish said:
I use a wet paper towel to stop the spud from drying out at the ends . . . otherwise there can be a hard crust at the tips of the tuber.


Yes, I have noticed the hard calloused ends once in awhile. Maybe I will use a paper towel to see if it will keep my taters juicy too. Thanks for the tip.

Made a fast tater in Decatur.

Pulling my spud son in Hudson.

Feeling my tuber while playing my tuba.

Having a side of scalloped pototes with my scallops.

The au gratin has gone rotten.

I prefer Idaho's in Idaho.

Had a latka in Slobodka.

Had a Yukon Gold in the Congo.

dkong said: Had a Yukon Gold in the Yukon.

Had to give it a fix in Gran Prix.

I poke my potatoes with a fork in New York.

You say potato I say potato in Pago Pago.

I'm still haveing trouble understanding what's wrong with the microwave.



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