What Are Some Instructions for Using a Potato Bag?

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To use a potato baking bag, wash some potatoes and place them in the bag while still moist. Close the flap, set the bag in a microwave, and cook on high for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove the bag from the microwave, open the flap, and let the potatoes air-dry.

Use a potato baking bag only in the microwave. Some potatoes to bake in a potato baking bag are white potatoes, red potatoes or sweet potatoes (yams). Other vegetables to bake in a potato baking bag are corn on the cob, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. Use a potato baking bag to cook acorn and spaghetti squashes as well.

The general steps to cook vegetables in a potato baking bag include washing the vegetables, placing the vegetables in the bag while still wet, pulling the flap on the bag down as far as possible, setting the bag flap side-down in a microwave and cooking the vegetables for several minutes on high. The cooking time varies depending on the size and type of vegetables. For instance, cook sweet potatoes for 30 to 60 more seconds than white potatoes. Cook smaller potatoes for four minutes and larger potatoes for 6 minutes. It is not necessary to poke holes in the vegetables before cooking.

To keep the potato baking bag clean, wrap the potatoes or vegetables in a paper towel before setting them in the bag.