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Bake Potato In A Bag




quick and easy! I hate waiting for food to cook. So, I placed a potato in a plastic grocery bag trapped air in the bag. tid the bag closed. and set the time to cook for 5 mins. Wow! it really works. A fresh bake potato when ever you want

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WARNING! when you take the bag out of the microwave when done, the bag is EXTREMELY HOT! take your time when opening the bag as steam will exit the bag and burn you if not careful. The bag will look limp and flat when you first place it in to be cooked, however, when cooking the bag will inflate .

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  • I've been doing this since the late 80's, only I use a gallon zip lock bag. Also, for added flavor I cut the potatoes in half and put sliced onion in the middle of each one. MMmm...good. My ex-son-in-law told me about this, his mom did it all the time.
    emoticon emoticon - by PARSONSGIRL
  • Ok, first I didn't know for sure you were talking about microwaving. It wasn't clear, though I figured baking was out of the question, with the plastic and all. So now I wonder if you pierce the potato or not? I'm still leery of trying this. Plus, hot plastic against food--what about BPA? Those plastic grocery bags aren't for food storage or cooking. - by TIPPIMITCHELL
  • Thank you for the great tip, I will be trying that one out! emoticon - by COOLMAMA11
  • I just put the scrubbed potato with skin in the microwave and allow it to cook. A larger potato may take longer.

    Jane on Guam - by YIGOBUTTERFLY
  • KAS1990
    This doesn't seem like it should be done; glad you added to it David Ewing as I was a little concerned about putting a tied plastic bag in a microwave! Does sound like a good idea though because I think microwave potatoes are too dry. Thanks for the tip! - by KAS1990

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