A quick dinner in 5 minutes: how to cook perfect jacket potatoes

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A quick dinner in 5 minutes: how to cook perfect jacket potatoes
Potatoes in their skins

Fans of tasty and simple cuisine are always looking for ways to prepare dishes that preserve the taste and health benefits of food. Today we're going to share with you the most efficient and fastest way to cook potatoes in their jackets – in the microwave.

If you're used to spending 30-40 minutes baking potatoes in the oven, this method will change the way you look at cooking this vegetable. So, let's take a look at the steps that will help you cook perfect jacketed potatoes in just 5 minutes in the microwave.

Preparing the potatoes

To begin with, choose potatoes with a yellow center, as they boil better and cook faster. White potatoes are not suitable for this quick cooking method.

Wash each potato thoroughly under running water with a brush or sponge to remove any residual soil.


  1. Cover each tuber with 2 layers of paper towels or napkins.
  2. Moisten the potatoes with water on top, ensuring that they are sufficiently moistened on all sides.
  3. Place the prepared potatoes on a plate and set the microwave to the highest power.
  4. Set the timer for 5 minutes.

When the time is up, remove the potatoes from the microwave, carefully remove the napkins, season with salt to your liking, and serve.

This quick and easy method of cooking jacketed potatoes in the microwave saves time and preserves all the beneficial properties of this vegetable.

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