Transform a humble potato into a delicious, fluffy, and soft dish with this quick and easy microwave baked potato recipe. Follow the steps below to enjoy a perfectly baked potato in just a few minutes.
- 1 medium-sized potato
- Olive oil
- Butter (optional)
- Wash the potato thoroughly under running water and pat it completely dry.
- Pierce the potato 3 to 4 times with a fork. This allows steam to escape, preventing the potato from exploding in the microwave.
- Place the potato on a microwave-safe plate.
- Rub the potato all over with a little olive oil, then generously sprinkle it with salt and pepper.
- Microwave the potato on full power for 5 minutes.
- Flip the potato over and microwave for an additional 5 minutes, or until the potato is soft and fully cooked.
- Remove the potato from the microwave, being careful as it will be hot.
- Cut the potato in half lengthwise and season with more salt and pepper to taste.
- Fluff the inside of the potato with a fork, add butter if desired, and serve hot.