Microwave Potatoes

These new potatoes arrived at the market recently. They come in classic russet and sweet too. They are individually wrapped in a plastic cover. The label proclaims you can microwve them in the plastic and offers simple microwaving instructions. They cost more than your traditional loose potatoes.

Now I'm not a fan of microwaving food to begin with, but this is just crazy. The most egregious gimmick so far of the food industry trying to bilk the consumer out of more of their hard earned money.

You have always been able to microwave potatoes. I personally recommend against it. But it can easily be done without any special packaging. You simply wash the potatoes are you normally wood and pierce each one a few times with a fork. Then cook in the microwave on high for roughly 5-10 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes and the quantity. There are no special tools required.

There's no need to spend extra for a potato shrink wrapped in "special" plastic. Just buy the regular kind.

The ideal way to cook any potato is either in the oven or on the grill. But if you must resort to using the microwave save yourself some money. Don't fall for that plastic wrapped potato trick. All potatoes are microwavable. Just poke and nuke.

The food industry is sneaky, evil and greedy. They'll take any opportunity to charge you more for the same item. Don't become one of their many victims.

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