First wash and wrap potato in a wet paper towel. Microwave time estimates via wikiHow.com pictured. Then check for doneness. “The potato should yield to firm pressure but not be too mushy. If the potato is too firm, microwave again for 1 minute increments, until cooked through. You can check if a potato is cooked by sticking a fork in the center; if the fork goes in easily, but the center is still a little firm, the potato is ready.
- When in doubt, it is best to err on the side of undercooking, as an overcooked potato may burn or explode in the microwave.” (via wikiHow.com)
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