Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 20 mins

From WebMD. I haven't tried this yet, but wanted to post it here so I don't forget or lose it.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Wash the potato, then microwave on high for about 4 minutes.
  3. Rinse it again so it's wet. Sprinkle on salt and pepper if desired.
  4. Finish baking in oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
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4 5

I found this worked and I got a crispy skin on my potato (which I wanted) by baking it in the oven for about 20 minutes instead of 15 and turning the temp up to 375 after 10 minutes. I also rinsed them with water as suggested both before microwaving and before putting them in the oven, and I think that helped, but they need a slightly higher temp than the recipe says if you like the skin crispy.

5 5

Simple and good. I baked mine for about 20 minutes to get the skin crispy. Thanks for sharing. Made for Cookbook Tag.

4 5

I microwaved for 4 minutes and baked in the oven 15 minutes. The potato was done and the skin was soft, but I don't care for crispy skin on my baked potato so this was just right for me. Thanks for a very easy method of making baked potatoes.