Whether you are operating a café, coffee shop, or a restaurant, a commercial microwave is an essential type of professional kitchen equipment for reheating, defrosting and steaming foods. But did you know you can also cook certain foods, like potatoes, in your microwave too? Here are some guidelines below to cooking perfect potatoes every time with your commercial restaurant equipment.
Clean The Potatoes
It’s important to clean your potatoes first by scrubbing them thoroughly under cold running water and then pat them dry with a paper towel. Make sure to trim away any blemishes with a paring knife at this point as well.
Create Steam Holes
Allow the steam to escape during cooking by piercing each potato with a fork. Prick the potatoes about four to five times on each side.
Spice Them Up
Rub the potatoes all over with a little olive oil, and then generously sprinkle the potatoes with salt and pepper.
Microwave The Potatoes
Place the potatoes in a microwave-safe dish and microwave for 5 minutes. It’s not necessary to add water to the dish before cooking.
*Note: All cook times within this blog are based on a 1000-watt microwave. Higher wattage microwaves will require even less cook time. See your owner’s manual for more details.
Flip And Microwave Again
Flip the potatoes carefully, using either a fork or tongs, and place the potatoes back into your commercial microwave for additional cooking. If cooking one potato, microwave for an additional 3 minutes. If cooking two or more potatoes, microwave an additional 5 minutes.
Regularly Check The Potatoes
When done, the potatoes should be easily pierced with a fork or paring knife all the way to the centre. Continue to microwave in 1-minute bursts until the potatoes are cooked all the way through.
Serve The Potatoes
When done, let the potatoes cool briefly, then serve them up to your guests. Potatoes can also be cooled completely and refrigerated for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave when you are ready to serve them to your guests.
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