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Simple Microwaved Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes are not only a great side dish, but they also can be a meal in themselves. I just love to eat microwaved baked potatoes for lunch. I "fluff" my potatoes to make them easier to add other ingredients to as well as easier to eat. Keep reading today's post to find out what my secret is to fluffy potatoes. 

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Patricia's Fluffy Microwaved Baked Potatoes

  1. First, wash your potatoes.
  2. Follow the microwave manufacturer's instructions to bake the number of potatoes you're going to make.
  3. Once baked, slice the potatoes from end to end - leaving about 1/4 inch unsliced on each end.
  4. Next, use a fork to "fluff" the potato flesh. Keep poking and gouging until it's very fluffy. 
  5. The fluffiness will prepare the potato to better absorb and mix in the margarine and/or sour cream.
  6. Once you have your margarine or sour cream added, you can add bacon bits (NOTE: I make my own from fresh microwavable bacon), shredded cheddar cheese, chili, chives, salt and pepper, and anything else you like to top your baked potatoes with. 
Simply place the potatoes back in the microwave for about 1 minute if they cool down while you're adding the toppings. 😊

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I hope you enjoy your delicious, fluffy microwaved baked potatoes. Thanks for dropping by today.

Blessings,

Patricia

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