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So I want to make a sweet potato with dinner but I have no desire to turn my oven on and melt my kitchen, so does anyone have a good way to make said sweet potato in the microwave?? I've made then "chip" style on the stove but I'm in the mood for the squishy version not the "chip" like one lol

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I always make my sweet potatoes in the  microwave. I wash it, wrap it in a paper towel and put in the microwave for around 5 min. Time really depends on how big the s.p is. About halfway through, I will turn it over. Once its soft I take it out and eat it

I use the above method too.  I wet the paper towel, though.  My favorite is to put it in a glass dish with a glass lid, add enough water to cover the bottom, and microwave it.  Never dries out that way.

Same as what the above posters said, except I always be sure to stab it a few times with a fork so that steam can escape.  I had one turn into a yam grenade in the microwave once and wouldn't want to deal with that mess again.

Hah!  Hence the glass lid!  I hate to have to duck when I'm cooking my food Wink.

I don't usually do sweet potatos, so maybe the sugar content makes it more, um, explosive, but I've never had a problem.  I tend, though, to cook it until it is hot, then let it rest several minutes, then cook it some more, so it dries out less.

I like sweet potatoes okay at a restaurant, but the one time I bought them whole from a grocery store, they were old, I guess, because they didn't taste good at all and we ended up just tossing them in the garbage.  Haven't been able to make myself buy them since.

I wash the whole sweet potato (with skin), dry it, poke holes in it with a fork, put it on a plate in the microwave, turn on micro for 3 mins, turn the potato, then cook for another 3 mins or until it's soft.

Original Post by cellophane_star:

I wash the whole sweet potato (with skin), dry it, poke holes in it with a fork, put it on a plate in the microwave, turn on micro for 3 mins, turn the potato, then cook for another 3 mins or until it's soft.

 My method (or rather, my neighbor's, who taught it to me) is a combination of the above posters'.  Wash the sweet potato, poke holes in both ends with a fork, wrap in a paper towel, cook in microwave for 2-3 minutes on one side... turn and cook for another 2-3  minutes. Let sit for a minute before unwrapping. ENJOY!  Oh...and I cook russet ("baked") potatoes the same way.

i always fix them in the microwave and eat them frequently.

cheap. nutritious. easy to fix. delicious with nothing on it. helps knock back sugar cravings. good shelf life.

nothing to add as far as methodology that hasnt been said.

I usually do as the above stated, but today I did something different and it was awesome!  I peeled it, cut it into quarters, put it in my micro steamer basket with a little water and cooked it on high for 10 minutes. It came out soft and fork tender, but in bite sized pieces!!  It also seemed to multiply, it did not "shrink" like it does when baking, so I divided it into 3 servings.

As I said above, it was awesome and I will do it again and again!

Peel the potatoe, dice them (like in 3 parts), put them in a small bowl of water..and pop them in them in the microwave for a few minutes (it is according to how large your potatoe is).

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