Food & Cooking Tips

Tips on Microwaving Potatoes

Microwave cooking of potatoes is fast and convenient. The microwave actually bakes a more tasty and nutritious potato than a conventional oven, because the potato is exposed to nutrient-draining heat for a shorter period of time. Scrub your potatoes, then dry and prick them with a fork. Wrap in a paper towel and place one inch apart on a microwave rack. Cook according to your oven's guidelines, and turn potatoes once during cooking. Don't exceed the cooking time, as potatoes will continue to cook after they're removed from the oven. Add low-fat sour cream, chives, chopped parsley, tomatoes, onions, chili, or cooked broccoli as a topping. Remember potatoes are low-fat and low-calorie. It is what you add to them that raises calories. Source: CDC