Wednesday, February 13, 2008

recipe wednesday - perfect baked potatoes

so after much requests, here are my perfect baked potatoes. i actually use a potato pouch that my mom gave to me, but a kitchen towel works just as good.
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1. scrub potatoes and then wrap in a paper towel. (there is no need to puncture them, i promise you will not blow up your microwave. ok, so seriously do not poke them with a fork!!)

2. wrap potatoes in a kitchen towel (100% cotton is probably a good thing). then microwave on high 5 minutes for the first potato plus 1 minute 30 seconds for each additional potato. (you probably don't want to do more than 5 or 6)

3. remove from microwave and shake onto a plate (careful, they are super hot!!) then slice in half lengthwise and make diagonal cuts. then smear on some butter.

4. then top with a mound of shredded sharp cheddar and pop it back into the microwave for another minute to melt it all up!

5. after the cheese is all melty smear on some sour cream and sprinkle on some salt and pepper. stir it all up so its well covered it all the melty goodness (i took the picture before i stirred it, it looks better this way!) and then enjoy, seriously the best potatoes ever. so fluffy and perfect. i can eat them everyday.
of course you can top with whatever you like. as you can tell i like my potatoes loaded with fatty cheese and sour cream. yum! (and yes both those potatoes are just for me! i'm hungry dangit! when aidan is awake and eating potatoes with me, i cook up a small one for him and just slice it into bite size pieces and give him some shredded cheese and he's in heaven too!!)

7 comments:

Kerstin said...

This makes me hungry. I wish I had some potatoes

Tricia said...

Oh my crud. I just ate dinner, and those still make me drool. I heart potatoes more than any food on earth.

Thanks for the info, I've never had success microwaving potatoes. You've given me a new-found sense of hope. :)

Nicole Shelby said...

To all readers of Jodi's Blog: she has made this delectable goodness for me once. And they were scrumptious. For me, they are a rare treat. But, if you're as skinny as Jo eat them every day.

Nicole Shelby said...

oh, you know what else, jo? i read the organizer aby garvey's blog today...and she needs your help! she blogged about trying to micro a potato in a bowl...and it got ruined. funny.

Adri said...

Jodi,
I just came by to check on your blog and I saw that you're pregnant. Congratulations!! And thanks for the recipe. And I would kill for your piano, its very pretty. (ok maybe just a bug or something)

Jen said...

Are you sure they won't blow up? Is it the wrapping that makes the difference? What happens if you prick it anyway, will it ruin the fluffy goodness?

You can't send anal retentive people back to zero like this. I know that when I try it, I will be the person whose microwave explodes...

Kaylene said...

We just ate these and they turned out sooo good. Larry loves potatoes and this will help on those days with no time to prepare a big meal. Thanks. And congrats!!! on the baby.