In my family, we try not to eat meat on Friday's. During Lent, we are really strict about this but we try to observe this all year round. (Dennis is much better about this than me and the boys!) Tonight we wanted baked potatoes but I really didn't have the
time desire to bake them in the oven. So, I "baked" them in the microwave. I washed the potatoes and dried them with a kitchen towel; pricked them 4 times with a fork and wrapped them in plastic wrap. Wrapping them in plastic wrap will keep the moisture in and they will not dry out. If you do this, do not expect a crispy skin. It is more like a steamed potato. I put two potatoes at a time in the microwave for five minutes, turned them over and cooked them for another five minutes. When they were done, I wrapped them in the towel and used my hand to break them up on the inside. I have rolled them on the counter top, but my hands worked fine.
This is one after I squeezed it with my hands and unwrapped it.
And. I cut everyone's in half and cut it up for them! (I'm nice like that!)
Baked potatoes are Deniska's favorite meal. He had a baby tooth pulled today so I thought this would be a good meal for the sweet baby. He had laughing gas at the dentist's office and is still a bit wound up from that! He really enjoyed his meal. (Notice how he gets as much cheese on the table as in his bowl!) And, I might add that his dentist call us at home tonight to see how he was doing. How nice was that?!
Dennis, of course, loaded his potato down with sour cream, butter, shredded pepper jack cheese, salt, pepper, and salsa! Looks like he is eating a piece of fish as well.
Nikolai, being a child of few words, was just too busy eating to fool with pictures!
And, this was my plate. I put shredded pepper jack cheese, a pat of butter, salt and pepper on mine. It was DELICIOUS! Personally, I can't tell the difference between cooking them in the microwave and in the stove. I am sure there are folks who can, but I didn't have any complaints tonight!
Just drop by sometime and I will bake you a potato for you to decide yourself!