How long do you bake a potato in the microwave?

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You don't have to turn the oven on just to bake a potato; it can easily be cooked in the microwave. Scrub the potato well, and then use a fork to prick it a few times. Place it on a microwave-safe dish and cook on high for five minutes. Flip the potato onto the other side and cook an additional five minutes. Stab it to make sure it is soft inside. If it is not, cook an additional two minutes and check again. When cooked, cut lengthwise and garnish with toppings of your choice.
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The timing all depends on how big the potato is. For smaller potatoes you might only need to nook it for a few minutes. It also depends on the wattage you have.
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First clean the potato under running water. Poke with a fork a few times on each side. Wrap in a paper towel and cook on high from 3-4 minutes depending on the size of the potato.
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There is no need to heat up the kitchen for an hour or more when you want to bake potatoes. You can make baked potatoes in the microwave that are just as light, fluffy and delicious
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Use a fork to poke holes in the skin (~1/4" deep) and then microwave for a few minutes at a time, stopping it to rotate it and check it. It'll be done when it's slightly squishy
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