Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 25 mins

Cut the time, but not the lovely oven cooked texture.


  1. Stab the potato with a fork several times and wrap in a paper towel. Place in a microwave on high for 8 minutes, turning half way through. (Add 2 minutes for each additional potato.).
  2. Remove from microwave and brush with olive oil. Then place in a pre-heated 200 C (Gas Mark 6) oven for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and slice with a cross. Add butter or other toppings as desired.
Most Helpful

So good!! I tried these because of Marg's photo and review. Why have I never thought of using the microwave first and then the oven?? I have always wanted that salty, crunchy skin but didn't want to wait an hour or more for oven potatoes. I'm using this method from now on. Thank you!

Chef Doozer March 24, 2010

This was a great way to get a perfect baked potato in a short amount of time! My only problem was 8 minutes in the microwave was waaaaay too long for my potato. The first one was so shriveled up, I had to throw it away. For the second one, I used the automatic baked potato setting & it only took about 4 minutes for it to be done. So make sure you check your potato early! Since I was also making Roasted Asparagus to go with our steaks, only having the oven on for 15 minutes worked really well. I loved how crisp the skin got because of the oil. In fact, once I was getting full, I scraped the rest of the potato out so I could finish eating the skin instead. It was excellent! I'll use this method often. UPDATE: This method also works well on the grill. I put my potato just at the edge of the coals and turned it halfway through and it turned out lovely!

Marg (CaymanDesigns) April 15, 2010

Oh gosh what a great way to have baked potatoes and so easily. After microwaving mine, I brushed with the oil and lightly sprinkled with Kosher Salt and fresh black pepper. Excellent. Thanks for sharing. Made for cookbook tag game.

~Nimz~ January 20, 2012