Awesome, right? I love sweet potato fries. I am going to microwave the potato so every bit of vitamins and nutrients don't end up in the boiling water! Thank you this worked really well - I have never been successful with ordinary potatoes. Pat your potato dry with a paper towel. Mind blown. I broke an egg over it and lathered it with egg with my (clean) hands. Nice..I will try this as soon as I get home from work! Spread paper towels on the bottom of your microwave oven and place the potatoes about an inch apart in the center of the microwave. For our money, butter, salt and pepper are ALL that is needed for a perfect sweet potato. 2. I love sweet potato in soups. I didn't start making mine this way until about 2 years ago. Let me know how it turns out! I do a monthly cooking column for families where both parents work and for some reason this morning decided to add sweet potatoes as a side to a tuna noodle casserole with enough ingredients in it to sink the Titanic. I tried this out today. https://www.melaniecooks.com/how-to-make-baked-potato-in-a-microwave/38… Turn over potatoes halfway through cooking. I will let you know later. Sure! I like the skin crispy so if I start the potato in the microwave I finish it in the oven to give me the nice crispy skin that I like. Gently ring out any excess water. How much longer do you need to cook them? Honestly, it has been SO long since I have eaten a sweet potato that was actually baked that I don't really remember! Later from the far northwest. Once you experiment a bit, you will find the “right” amount of time for your potatoes. Oftentimes the potatoes can seep out a little liquid as they cook and the paper towels will help to absorb it. You are so welcome! I'd just try experimenting with it to see what works with your microwave. Very concise, well done and it works well! Thank you! Scrub the potatoes and remove any strings. I also eat the skins! Congrats to all you living in such luxury to have hours to bake potatoes in the oven and didn't understand the time saving intent of her post. Aww, that is so cute!! Never thought of papertowel wrap. I will get the post updated to reflect that! Thanks. How to Microwave a Sweet Potato: Scroll down for a printable recipe. Republican forces vote on 25th Amendment resolution, Acting Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf to resign, Hailie Deegan apologizes for use of slur in broadcast. Sometimes you just have to do what saves time, right?! Microwaved for 4 mins. Wrap the sweet potato in a damp paper towel. You can sign in to vote the answer. Place the sweet potato onto the paper towel. Otherwise, water will expand in the skin, and cause the potato to explode. Is there I different timeframe if cooking more than one (3-4 small/Med). Author: Jessica Formicola. Larger potatoes will take more time. I hope you give it a try so that you can have sweet potatoes FAST! It always comes out perfect. This is genius! Microwave the wrapped sweet potato 4 - 6 minutes, or until it is soft to the touch. Yes, I drink close to a gallon a day so I'm pretty good about that. How Long Do I Microwave a Sweet Potato? This is the first time I've cooked sweet potato but your easy recipe worked a treat! Following is a step-by-step pictorial on how to “bake” a sweet potato in the microwave when you just do not feel like actually baking it. Sweet potato hummus sounds fabulous, by the way :), Wow!! It is a great time-saver! I usually do a baked potato putting it in microwave bowl filled with some water on bottom and cut some slits in it then just lay a dry paper towel over it. Yes, yes, yes! Check to see how it feels. Try making Sweet Potato Jerky for dog treat. I need that recipe, please! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite parts of Fall! Take a damp paper towel and loosely wrap your sweet potato in it. Wrap the damp paper towel around the potato. Years later and it is still my go-to method! I hope you enjoyed the method! Mine was a reddish outside with orange innards potato. It sounds really cool! Paper towel. microwave 8 to 10 minutes. Place the potato in the microwave and heat for 4 minutes. Make sure you don’t rip the paper towel. 6 minutes. Aren't they the best?? Puncture a few times with a fork. https://www.delish.com/.../recipe-ideas/a22565452/microwave-sweet-potato I went through a sweet potato + almond butter phase for a long time! Totally worked! Wrap in a paper towel, and microwave for about 9 minutes, or until you can stick a fork through with little resistance. Totally ingenious, makes total sense! Thank you for helping and thank you for making my readers happier. Can't wait to try it tomorrow! I just did it this afternoon and the potato came out perfect. I use a very large pyrex bowl, wash my potatoes, put them in the bowl with a tablespoon of water (more or less) cover it with a lid or a plate (no plastic) and microwave it. I ate my sweet potato with almond butter, which I would have never thought of trying. To reheat, wrap the sweet potato in a damp paper towel and heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. I love sweet potato in soups. Totally agree -- 45 minutes is WAY too long. Just wondering how that would be. Microwave Cook on high heat for 10 minutes for medium potatoes (follow time directions below). I am going to try this for lunch today (as soon as I get to the store and back). This has happened to me too many times until I discovered how to make 5-minute sweet potatoes in the microwave. :). Great! Thank you for the very college-friendly method :). recently posted... 5 Reasons You Need to Go to BlogFest 2015, stroller talk: finding the right ride for baby, How to Break Through a Weight Loss Plateau, Meet And Tweet Recap & Off To Runner’s World Half & Festival, Frugal Friday- Vegetarian Crockpot Lasagna, What to Wear for Fall Running & Pearl iZumi Giveaway, Weekly Meal Plan + Single-Serve Mexican Tortilla Pizza, How to Make a Baked Sweet Potato in the Microwave, How to Cook Fresh Chicken Breasts in the Instant Pot, How to Make a Beer Bottle (or Can) Birthday Cake. Have you tried cooking 2 potatoes at once? Thanks Megan! Begin by cleaning the sweet potato under running water using a produce scrubbing brush. Thanks for sharing this! Gotta love when veggies taste like dessert!! Whether you are making dinner with sweet potatoes, baking with sweet potatoes, eating sweet potatoes as a side, or eating sweet potatoes for dessert, save yourself a whole ‘lotta time and nuke them in the microwave. Don't feel bad. Great article! I will try tomorrow! It tastes like the sweet potatoes were baked in the oven, not shrivelled up from the microwave. Pierce the potato several times, and wrap in a paper towel. Place the potato … This will result in a baked sweet potato. I have a soft spot in my heart for doodles, so I love that you have a labradoodle! It was perfect; and I stopped eating it to share my happiness. It does keep the moisture in but in my opinion that gives you a steamed potato not a baked potato. They do not taste the same, but are still delicious! I'll have to give that a go! Below are simple and quick steps to making baked sweet potatoes in the microwave at home. I would start by adding two minutes to the cooking time and then more if needed. Pierce each potato approximately 5-8 times with a fork. Baked sweet potatoes are delicious and nutritious! Next time I am home at my parents' house I will have to make some for my puppies! The second time, turned out fantastic! I love sweet potato fries. But for those who like the "steamed" kind your post is good. Life saver! I have had quite a few people ask me over the past year how to turn this: into a baked sweet potato in under seven minutes. Thanks for sharing! https://www.allrecipes.com/article/how-to-bake-sweet-potatoes I have a sweet potato in the microwave right now. Before then I had NO idea either! Smaller potatoes will take less time. Cook it on the high setting. Still have questions? Par excellence. That is the important part. However, it is simply title "baked" to show that you can produce similar results in the microwave than in the oven. I hope it works out well for you. How to cook a Baked Potato in the microwave: Wash potato skin thoroughly. 6 I have put cinnamon and a touch of brown sugar on the sweet potato and it is yummy. Thank you! Rinse and scrub the potato to make sure any dirt or debris that might have been stuck to the skin has been removed. It also ensures that the sweet potato remains moist and doesn’t dry out during the cooking process. I hope you enjoy the cooking method! Jul 15, 2017 - A tutorial on how to “bake” a sweet potato in the microwave in under seven minutes. Just got done shoveling 8 inches of snow off the driveway and blood sugar is REALLY LOW! Sweet potatoes are SUCH a good snack. Cut open added 1T butter, cinnamon and sugar and there is supper. We will be trying this tonight as a favorite side to a rack of baby back ribs and a steamed broccoli crown. Those who know me can tell how much I love sweet potatoes. What is your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes? Doesn’t that make the dish even more Expensive ? So important for both conditions you are fighting! www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jIarYmIioc. Place the potato on a microwavable plate. Lvornheder@yahoo.com. Wet a full-sized sheet of a paper towel with cold water. Puncture a few times with a fork. It is definitely a favorite of mine! I have not, so I'm not sure. Such a cool idea. This is the first sweet potato I've ever enjoyed without adding something sweet. So much easier then cooking them over a long period of time. In fact, I do not bake my sweet potatoes at all. Microwaving jumpstarts the cooking process and cuts down the total cook time by almost an hour, but you will still get the Many thanks. How about oiling the skin instead of water? Big hit, easy to make and you can enjoy them for a snack too! It looks delicious. :/. I did try to make 2 potatoes & cooked for the same amt of time as 1 & it worked out fine! Cool, peel and mash until fluffy. It is definitely one of my favorite kitchen hacks! Thank you!! Here's what I do: With potato and hands wet, I wrap a dry paper towel around potato; wet potato and wet hands take care of the middle, then wetting my hands again I wet and tighten each end. Great idea! With a paper towel, blot the potato dry. Their yellow flesh is high in vitamins and fiber. I like loads of butter and brown sugar. Now I'm craving a sweet potato! I want hummus in the summer but didn't want to heat up the house. THANKS! Instead, I “bake” my sweet potatoes in the microwave. Also have tried applesauce with cinnamon. Was wondering how to deal with it and it's almost lunch time. It should be on high. In the MW 5mins. Whoa! To reheat on the stovetop, place the sweet potato in a saute pan with water to ¼ inch, place the lid and set on low heat for 5 minutes. I'm so glad you have found it helpful. When it is warm out I have zero desire to turn on my oven! The first time, my potato turned to mush. It was OK and I don`t think the egg coating added or detracted from the potato at all. Lol :), do not like microwaved regular or sweet potatoes because I like crispy skins on them when I eat them so, I'll keep using the oven. Place on paper towel on microwave-safe dish. Almond butter is definitely one of my most favorite toppings for sweet potatoes! I love baked stuffed sweet potatoes for dinner and baked sweet potatoes topped with … I hope you give it a try! :-) Looking forward to that sweet potatoe in a few minutes! I'd start with a few servings to blast for about 5 minutes to test. This is exactly how I cook red potatoes. Yes,first take a fork and poke holes into it. This will prevent the potato from exploding in the microwave. Thanks. Jul 1, 2017 - A tutorial on how to “bake” a sweet potato in the microwave in under seven minutes. You are so welcome. If you're cookin fer one, center it & keep adding a minute at a time til you have it to your desired density. Whether your bake your potato in the oven or bake your potato in the microwave, don't forget to add those yummy toppings. Poke a fork to be sure they're fully cooked. It was so good! Carefully unfold the paper towel and place it onto a microwave-safe plate. Anyone know how long it takes pasta to cook. I have been splitting them open, lengthwise and laying them cut side down in a Pyrex dish with a Tbsp of butter and a little salt and pepper. Thank You!...on my way to sweet potato heaven now....... You're welcome! Btw, read your short bio and, although you probably do, just want to recommend drinking LOTS of water! My mom always made them in the microwave too. Start by washing and drying your sweet potatoes. Thanks Hannah! One question - have you every microwaved a sweet potato and ate it the next day? Who am I kidding? I'm guessing because my paper towel was drenched and I left in the microwave too long. I generally just warm them up again in the microwave and they taste just fine to me! This is especially important if you also eat the skin of the potato like I do. Wash your sweet potatoes. I'm so glad you think so. Thanks for the great post! I never bake up batches of sweet potatoes. yum! I think the microwave version does not get quite as soft as when you bake them. Remember; you should not microwave salsa, sour cream, and chives. 1 medium-sized sweet potato; 1 pat unsalted butter; Flaky sea salt; Coarsely ground black pepper, optional; Instructions. Thanks for reminding me to stick the potato with a fork! I live on sweet potatoes. I scrubbed the potato and dried it. Clearly, I do not have a problem reaching my necessary vitamin A intake. Anyone else never buy bacon because it’s getting ridiculously expensive ? Thanks for sharing :D. Thankyouthankyouthankyou! To microwave a baked potato, simply wrap it in a moist paper towel, place on a microwave-safe dish, and microwave for one minute on HIGH. Cook on high for 5 minutes … I hope you enjoy the sweet potato :). (This prevents sugar from leaking out and making a mess of your pan.) a coffee filter wet and wrapped around a small to medium sized one works in a pinch. You could definitely try that, but I think the water on the paper towel is important because it helps steam the potato as it cooks. What are the microwave potato bags made out of? Do yo still puncture the potatoes with a fork. Those are both awesome ideas! This is definitely perfect for someone who only has a microwave! Make them for my Labradoodle and his Buds at the dog park. Always finding new things to eat on my new journey of eating clean. This tutorial appears well organized. I love baked stuffed sweet potatoes for dinner and baked sweet potatoes topped with … When the potato is soft, remove from the microwave, and cut in half lengthwise. Then drain water out of bottom of my bowl and it's moist and taste just like it was baked in oven. This Easy Microwave Baked Potatoes recipe makes soft, fluffy potatoes in just a few minutes. I will need to cook two or three potatoes for my family. This is the lazy girl’s way of cooking! Micro is the best way to do it. It should easily slide through … If you want, you can wrap the potato in some wet paper towel first. I almost always made them in the microwave because it was super hot out and I didn't want to turn on the oven! https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/microwave_sweet_potatoes_04783 Wash sweet potatoes. Wash sweet potatoes. Does it take a longer baking time with more than one potato? Great post! How do you make sweet potato hummus? Bliss. How to “Bake” a Sweet Potato in the Microwave. And it's perfect timing because the only two things in my house to eat right now are avocados and sweet potatoes ;). (About 5 good stabs.) Tastes completely different than oven bakes and doesn't have stuff running out of it. You are so welcome! Lucky for you, I have decided to feature the sweet potato in my next “How To” post. Admire how pretty your potato looks and then top it with desired toppings. Hi, Hannah! Do I double the cooking time? It is great in a pinch! I also use this cheat method to soften the potato in order to slice it up into wedges to then cook in the oven fast. Perfect for loaded baked potatoes or as a quick. Do you eat your tacos with or without vegetables ? Cook on high for 4-5 minutes for the first potato, plus 2-3 minutes for each additional potato. Servings: 1. I've never been a sweet potato fan, but want to try to incorporate some in my diet and hopefully learn to love them! Cooking Sweet Potatoes in the Microwave. My Vitamin A consumption is out of control right now ;), Thanks for sharing this, brilliant very useful. I am far too impatient to wait 45 minutes to an hour when a sweet potato craving hits. Life changing. Thanks Meredith :). Wishing you well and keep up the great posts! This is so helpful for sweet potato hummus! I have not cooked more than one at a time, but I would imagine you would need to add some additional time- maybe a couple of minutes? Is there a good salad dressing that does not include vinegar? My wife and I will be 80 this year and since I retired, I have been doing all the cooking. I love sweet potato fries. You can test for doneness by poking a sweet potato with a knife. Sweet potato came out soft and juicy. I never knew (or even thought to) wrap the potato with a damp cloth/paper towel! I'd suspect even a low wattage microwave will fully cook a solitare within 7 minutes. Over the past several years, they have grown in popularity in restaurants and at home, too. Someone said about not as crisp as an oven-baked one. Yes, I too love the damp paper towel tip, which gives the steaming affect! First I ate the flesh of the sweet potato, then drizzled a little of the above condiments, put the skin in the microwave again, for a few seconds, and then enjoyed eating the skin. It's such a great short cut!! Can a person's birthday cake be a yellow cake with banana frosting on top? I recommend using the microwave for the first 4 minutes (as described by you), then cooking it in the oven until done; should be about 20 minutes. Then, wrap your sweet potato in a damp paper towel and place it on a microwaveable plate. Trust me, you do not want to skip this step! Debbie @ Live from La Quinta recently posted... Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted... Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies recently posted... Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted... Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious recently posted... meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles recently posted... Liz @ I Heart Vegetables recently posted... Julie @ Running in a Skirt recently posted... Amanda @ .running with spoons. Cook on high for 4-5 minutes for the first potato, plus 2-3 minutes for each additional potato. Wash sweet potatoes and prick several times all over with a fork. when the summer is here, too hot to bake my sweet potatoes, thank for the micowave fast enough to cook my sweet potatoes when I wanted to eat, and it turn out yummy, a fast way to cook it. Don't bake it in the microwave, but after it's baked you can use microwave to reheat pie. You can find quite a few recipes for it! I just Googled "how to make a sweet potato in microwave" and this is the first thing that popped up! I have done that for both microwaved and baked sweet potatoes. If you want them softer, cook 'em longer. I bought a sweet potato for the first time today and this is a super idea. Hope this helps you. I scraped off the egg which had puddled (what else to do with the rest of the egg but leave it swimming on the plate!) Just Google Sweet Potato Jerky for many recipes in oven or dehydrator. I am so glad it worked for you. Calories: 212 kcal. Depending on the density of the potato, you may need to cut it into sections if the middle is refusing to warm. It's basically either spending way too much money to eat out or those frozen tv dinners. Nice idea with the applesauce addition. Water. Had to add few extra minutes because potato was big. yes you can, but first you must either cut it or poke it a few times with your fork. After cooking, unwrap the potato and let it cool for several minutes. Carefully unfold the paper towel and place it onto a microwave-safe plate. your microwave should have a potato setting or just nuke it for 5 to 10 minutes. Your potato will look like this post-washing. I hope you learn to love those sweet potatoes!! I said I was releasing him for this chore. Ingredients. Turn the potato and heat again for 3 minutes. Let me know if you try! A tutorial on how to “bake” a sweet potato in the microwave in under seven minutes. You can't forget that important fork-sticking step! Hi. Place on paper towel on microwave-safe dish. But in a pinch, they work! Yay! depending on the size. It really helps to "steam" the potatoes a bit so they don't dry out too much! Got my first sweet potato yesterday, so glad I found you. I use mine to store my extra pots and pans :lol: That is so funny! Can a burnt on the BBQ food or cooked food make you sick ? I have heard of people storing pots and pans in their ovens, but not microwaves ;) I have a feeling if I tried the oven method I would burn my apartment down when I went to preheat my oven ;). The ones in the middle will cook faster than the ones around the edge so distribute them evenly around the edge to allow a uniform consistancy. Your recipe yields a steamed sweet potato, not a baked one. I usually cheat the baked potato method by microwaving on the potato setting and not letting it run the entire time and then switch it into the oven at 450 degrees to finish it up quick so the skin gets a little crisp. Finishing it in the oven for 10 or 15 minutes makes all the difference. That is definitely another huge plus to microwaving over using the oven. Next post: Weekly Meal Plan + Single-Serve Mexican Tortilla Pizza, Previous post: WIAW: October 15, 2014 (Recent Eats), Cooking, Dining, and Living Life in My Mostly Whole Foods World, VERY COOL TIP! Great tip for a yummy potato! Even better. I happen to like combining the two! Wet a full-sized sheet of a paper towel with cold water. It really works. rep urges Belichick to decline Trump's medal offer, Twitter shares tumble after site permanently bans Trump, SCOTUS rejects fast track for Trump election cases, Etsy removes 'disrespectful' Auschwitz shirt, Marriott shuns lawmakers who balked at certification, Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign. They're just spuds so you should have it mastered within a 5 lb bag. https://www.delish.com/.../a25442533/how-to-bake-potato-in-microwave I am SO you are enjoying it! I too want my food when I want it. I turned over the potato and back into the MW. But DO remember to pierce it before you put it in the oven, or it will explode, just as it will in a conventional oven. I assume most people understand it is not truly baked. Place the sweet potatoes on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 5-10 minutes—five minutes to cook one sweet potato in the microwave, and add two minutes for each additional potato—rotating them halfway through. This was to ensure the innards cooked properly. Pierce the potato with a fork about six to eight times. Everyone at my house loves baked sweet potatoes. Haha, toooo funny! I eat the skin and all. I especially like a fairly small potatoe. Therefore, you have to split the potato into two halves to prevent it from drying up. I added a little cinnamon and butter and it was like eating dessert! My potatoes are always filled with loads of butter, sharp cheddar, sour cream, and chives. I tried your microwave pre-wet wrapped paper towel method for my sweet potato and it worked out perfectly. Yes... when you are craving something you need it then, not 45 minutes later!! I cook russet potatoes all the time in the microwave (though I never wrap them in a damp paper towel..thanks for the tip). Found the process somewhat interesting. I cut up the potato into bite-sized chunks and ate (including the skin). :). Pierce ends and around the middle of potato with a sharp fork. I wish I had known to do this back when I was in college... of course I wasn't eating so healthy back then ;). This will help to keep the potato moist and prevent it from shrinking, but it will also result in softer skin. ? I have been making my "baked" potatoes and sweet potatoes this way for years. Probably faster if halved or quartered. Thanks. Covering the sweet potato with the damp paper towel will provide a “steaming” effect when microwaving the potato. Microwave on high for four to six minutes for one potato, six to eight minutes for two, eight to 12 minutes for three, 12 to 16 minutes for four or 16 to 20 minutes for five potatoes. The paper towel will create a steaming effect on the baked sweet potato, making for a soft and fluffy inside and preventing it from shrinking. :). Yes, not the same as a true baked potato, but pretty darn good in under 10 minutes! It sounds like it was an interesting experiment! My favorite way to cook sweet potatoes is to soften them in the microwave for two to three minutes, then bake them in a 425˚F oven for 15 to 20 minutes on an aluminum-foil lined baking sheet. If you have not already figured it out, I am a big-time sweet potato lover. The topping choices are pretty much endless. Great photo how-to! It sounds really easy. Things you'll need: Microwave. Enjoy. But the microwave makes more sense because then I have a perfectly cooked sweet potato in just a few minutes. No more undoing a wet, scrunched-up paper towel. But the sad thing is I do it anyways because I grew up without a microwave and now it just feels strange to use one. I love sweet potato in soups. This is especially good as a snack when you have the munchies. Allow hot potato to sit in the microwave … I have been trying to find the utopia of nuked sweet taters and it looks like my quest is over. Side note: This same method works just as well with regular russet potatoes, too! 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