Food and the City: 10 minute "baked potatoes" Yum

November 26, 2013

10 minute "baked potatoes"

The best food day of the year is almost here! The one day of the year when theres actually an unwritten law to consume 4lbs of stuffing and 3lbs of turkey. Just kidding. Except I'm not.

Oh, and maybe you like, don't want to have to deal with baking potatoes in your oven for 45 minutes. Maybe you need some extra room for all of the other delicious foods that your kitchen will be assaulted with? Maybe you just don't want to turn on the oven? 

Well - now you don't have to. Now you can have delicious, fluffy baked potatoes in about 10 minutes. Now, when one of your guests shows up with a date without telling you, you can pop in another batch of potatoes and have them ready before everyone sits down for dinner.

I present you with.. 10 minute baked potatoes.

10 minute baked potatoes 

You can revise this recipe any way needed depending on how many potatoes you're making. I only made two on this day as a side for Mr. D, but if you're making a whole bunch, just use more olive oil! :)

2 potatoes (any kind work)
salt and pepper to taste

Wash, scrub, and pat dry your potatoes. Lay them out in a single layer on a microwavable-safe dish, and poke holes in each using a fork. This will allow steam to escape so your potatoes don't explode.

Microwave for 10 minutes on high. There should be no resistance when poked with a fork. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes then slice down the middle with a knife. Sprinkle each potato with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!