For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Microwave Baked Potatoes: endless topping options!

1 large russet potato
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
3 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
3 teaspoons sour cream
1.Scrub the potato, and prick several time with the tines of a fork. Place on a plate.
2.Cook on full power in the microwave for 5 minutes. Turn over, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes. When the potato is soft, remove from the microwave, and cut in half lengthwise. Season with salt and pepper, and mash up the inside a little using a fork. Top the open sides with butter and 2 tablespoons of cheese. Return to the microwave, and cook for about 1 minute to melt the cheese.
3.Top with remaining cheese and sour cream, and serve.

*Potatoes are like rice, you can top them with whatever you like... from broccoli and cheese, to chili, to barbequed pork with all the fixins! Get creative with your toppings and have fun! This is a great way to use left over soups/stews/meat and is filling!

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