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I'd given up on this. I've tried for years and they always turn out either rock hard or wrinkly and chewy! I'd convinced myself it was impossible to cook a good jacket potato in a microwave, so usually put the oven on. Anyhow, went to a cafe in St Austell, in the summer, and had the perfect jacket potato, cooked in a microwave. It was cooked to perfection, and surprised me as I think I enjoyed it as much as an oven baked one. How do they do it? ALL tips welcome.

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I tend to do 8 to 10 minutes in the microwave then put it in the oven for 20 mins or so, saves on cooking time but comes out about the same :)

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They say 9 min in a micro, I turn mine after about 6, also I put it in the oven for a few minutes after to dry out.

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Always prick it with a fork a few times too!!

 

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I tend to do 8 to 10 minutes in the microwave then put it in the oven for 20 mins or so, saves on cooking time but comes out about the same :)

 

I tend to do mine this way, but only if its a huge tatty. Not too fond of totally microwaved spuds, they just end up like rubber. I like a little crisp to the skin

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I was told to wrap them in kitchen roll. I can't say it makes the perfect jacket spud as I'm not a fan. It was nice though.

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Anyhow, went to a cafe in St Austell, in the summer, and had the perfect jacket potato, cooked in a microwave. It was cooked to perfection, and surprised me as I think I enjoyed it as much as an oven baked one. How do they do it? ALL tips welcome.

 

 

They probably had a combination microwave which combines microwave with a convection oven :D

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They probably had a combination microwave which combines microwave with a convection oven :D

 

I wondered myself, if they'd got a special type of oven, but the skin wasn't crispy at all, or browned.

 

Thanks for the tips so far.

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I tend to do 8 to 10 minutes in the microwave then put it in the oven for 20 mins or so, saves on cooking time but comes out about the same :)

 

Same here, but I rub them in oil and salt between microwave and oven.

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Stab (prick) the bugger a few times and 5-10 mins in an 850w is good enough for me.

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They probably had a combination microwave which combines microwave with a convection oven :D

 

We have one of those, still cant for the life of me get it to do a decent spud they just allways end up like rubber

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I heard somewhere that you're supposed to let then have standing time. Does anyone know if this helps?

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