Written by Dale Richardson - Updated: June 23, 2023
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Want to cook a snack in the oven but not sure if you can? Learn how to make a tasty jacket potato in your combination microwave oven!
Cooking a jacket potato in a combination microwave oven can be done with a few steps. The potato must be washed and poked with a knife, cooked at the right temperature, and allowed to cool enough to eat.
Learn how to make your favourite snack in your combination microwave oven!
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A jacket potato is a potato that is cooked and eaten with the skin. The fun part for most is often the limitless toppings that go with a jacket potato. From melted cheese, ham, sauces to a pile of fried veggies, there is truly no stopping this snack.
But how do you cook on in a combination microwave oven? The simple steps can be seen in the following quick overview.
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The first step is to wash the potato well. This is essential to remove dirt, bacteria, and pesticides that might have remained behind from the farming process. That being said, be careful not to strip the skin or damage it by scrubbing the potato too hard. A jacket potato needs its skin after all!
Preparing the jacket potato involves a few things.
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Now, let’s give the combination microwave oven something to do! For the most part, your job is over. Now it is time to cook the potato at the right temperature and the right duration of time.
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There are two ways that you can add toppings to your jacket potato. Which one you pick depends on how you like your meal and whether it needs to be hot and melted. Let’s say you want some cream cheese. You can add this after the potato has been baked. However, most people will agree that baking the topping with the potato is the best way to go, producing a pizza-like feel and taste when there are bits of ham or other meat.
At the end of the day, it’s trial and error to see what produces the most delicious results! Hey, what other excuse do you need to eat another jacket potato? Wink wink.
If you feel like chips but lack the necessary equipment, learn how to make chips without a deep fat fryer .
When cooked or baked, potatoes become extremely hot and unfortunately they retain that heat longer than most other foods. A lot of people get burnt this way. When we suggest a cooling-off period, it does not mean that you have to serve the jacket potato cold (although you can if you like that). Simply give it a minute or two to allow the potato to cool off to a level where it can be eaten without giving someone scorched lips. Kids are fond of jacket potatoes; so needless to say, one wants them to enjoy their meal safely.
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