Larger potatoes, such as russets, whites and yellows, should be microwaved on a high heat setting for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the potato. Smaller potatoes, such as fingerling, red and purple varieties, require two to seven minutes on high.
When preparing a microwaved baked potato, cutting a small sliver in the potato or piercing it with a fork allows it to cook properly. When microwaving cut potatoes to make mashed potatoes or roasted potatoes, cut them into cubes, and put them in a microwave-safe dish covered with a lid or plastic wrap that has been pierced several times to allow proper ventilation. Microwave them on high heat for approximately 10 minutes. Some microwaves have a built-in baked potato setting that sets the cooking time based on the number of potatoes being cooked.Learn More
The potato is a starchy vegetable. Potatoes originated in the Andes Mountain areas of South America. They were carried around the world by European seafarers.Full Answer >
Sweet potatoes take anywhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour to bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on their size. After baking, the sweet potatoes can be served immediately or be stored in the refrigerator for future use.Full Answer >
Purple majesty potatoes can be cooked in a variety of ways, just like a regular potato. These deep purple-colored potatoes are small and round but have the same taste of any other potato, despite the color. One of the simplest options is to boil the potatoes, for which you need a pot, water, salt and a stove top.Full Answer >
It takes between 30 minutes and one hour to roast a sweet potato in a 375-degree oven. The total roasting time depends on the size of the sweet potato.Full Answer >