how to boil potatoes in microwave

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How To Boil Potatoes In microwave?

There are times when you don’t have the access to the gas stove or pressure cooker and you still need to boil potatoes. It is very easy to Boil Potatoes in a Microwave. The method that I have followed doesn’t require any polythene bag or aluminum foil. The time required depends on the power of the microwave but it takes approximately 5-7 minutes to boil the potatoes in a normal microwave.
Disclaimer: The potatoes boiled in the microwave have a texture different from the ones boiled using a pressure cooker, but they work as a good and foolproof substitute in case of urgency /emergency.

Important: Do not forget/ skip to poke the potatoes before placing them into the microwave.

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How To Boil Potatoes in Microwave

1. Wash the potatoes : Wash the potatoes properly. Make sure they are moist, do not wipe them. Some moisture is essential for boiling the potatoes.

how to boil potatoes in microwave

2. Poke the potatoes : Use a fork and poke the potatoes from all sides.

how to boil potatoes in microwave

3. Put the potatoes in the microwave : Put potatoes on a microwave-safe plate and place it in the microwave on the highest power for 2-3 minutes. Thereafter just rotate the potatoes and microwave for another 2 minutes. Take them out. Let them cool till workable. Peel and use. Be careful while doing this step. Potatoes will be super hot at this stage.

how to boil potatoes in microwave

4. Ready to use : Potatoes are ready to be used.

how to boil potatoes in microwave

Nutrients

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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