Twice Microwaved Potatoes

Twice Microwaved Potatoes

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"If you like twice-baked potatoes, but not the time involved, or the heat of an oven in the summertime, this recipe is for you. Russet potatoes, cheese, green onions, and sour cream star in this hearty side dish."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 170 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 170 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 20g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 167 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Poke potatoes with the tines of a fork, and place them in the microwave oven. The more holes, the better. Cook on high power for about 4 minutes per potato. Check about halfway through, and turn potatoes over for even cooking. Potatoes are done when they can be easily poked with a fork.
  2. Remove potatoes from the microwave, and cut each one in half lengthwise. Use a large spoon to scoop out the inside of the potatoes, leaving the skins intact. Place the scoopings into a large microwave safe bowl, and stir in the 4 green onions, sour cream, processed cheese, and 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese. Season with garlic powder, seasoned salt, and black pepper; mix well.
  3. Place the bowl in the microwave, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through. Scoop the mixture back into the potato skins to serve, or serve from the bowl. Garnish with additional green onion and shredded cheese if desired.
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GENELLEB
3/25/2005

Hi, I'm the original recipe submitter. I wanted to make some suggestions as far as cooking the potatoes. I see that someone had some undercooked ones. The 4 minute time I gave is figurative. It really depends on your microwave. Most newer models have a button to push for potatoes, which will cook them to sufficient doneness. If yours does not, it may take several minutes to cook the potatoes through. Just MAKE SURE you poke them full of holes (to avoid a MESSY microwave) and turn them after atleast 4 minutes, if your microwave does not have a turntable. Other than that, I'm glad you all enjoy the potatoes!

Julia II
8/20/2004

The method here is what's so GREAT! I had surgery on my hand, couldn't use a potatoe peeler, a knife or even the" boil and then skin" potatoe method. So, I just microwave, cut in half, scoop out and mash. Great method for any kind of mashed or slightly mashed potatoe recipe.Have even used it for Pot Salad, with different ingredients of course. Thanks.

STACEY1VG
3/15/2005

These are so yummy.