They Taste Just Like Potatoes Done In The Oven!
Do you love baked potatoes but dislike how long they take to bake? If you’re like us you may have tried cooking them in the microwave but have been disappointed in the results.
Potato bags are a great solution. Potatoes cooked inside of one of these bags in the microwave have the wonderful fluffy texture of baked potatoes in a fraction of the time.
Plus, the bags are super easy and quick to finish up. You can easily have one ready to go for dinner tonight. And they make great gifts for housewarmings and other occasions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure that the fabric, thread and batting you choose are all 100% cotton. Check your batting closely as many cotton battings have some poly in them. If in doubt, consider getting some Wrap-n-Zap, which is made specifically for the microwave.
When using your bag, avoid the pre-set settings on the microwave. Instead set the microwave on high for no longer than 4 minutes at a time. You can do multiple cycles until the potatoes are done. Just be sure to give the bag a bit of a break after every 3 or 4 minutes and stay nearby to monitor how the bag is performing.
Helen Spencer from Hello Sewing has written an excellent tutorial for making the bags.
If you prefer a printable pattern, Chelsea B. from Sew Simple Home has a potato bag pattern of a similar style available to purchase for a small fee.
She notes that the bags can also be used to cook corn, vegetables, sweet potatoes, and to warm tortillas, taco shells, and bread.
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