One small but significant memory from my childhood is when I was in kindergarten. I don’t know how they do kindergarten now, but back in the day when I was a young one we had kindergarten classes for a half day. You could either have classes in the mornings or the afternoons. I was on the morning schedule. My mom would walk me to school, and then she would meet me in front of the school to walk home with me. And then we would eat lunch together once we got home.
There is one lunch, that is so simple, but was one of my favorites when I was growing up was a microwave baked potato. We would microwave it for a few minutes and then cover it with butter, sour cream, cheese, salt and pepper and all those other yummy baked potato toppings.
How to Microwave Bake a Potato
1. Wash potato.
2. Poke a bunch of holes in your potato using a fork.
3. Wrap potato in plastic wrap.
4. Microwave for 8-10 minutes.
5. Remove plastic wrap and enjoy however you like a baked potato.**
**Be careful when taking the plastic off as the potato was steamed and some hot air will come out.
This recipe is a slight twist on your microwave baked potato, but almost as easy. Plus, its an insanely cheap and relatively healthy and filling meal.
I will give you directions to make 1 potato, but Nate and I each ate 2 for dinner last night to be full.
Inspired by this recipe.
Idaho Sunrise: Baked Egg in a Baked Potato
1 baked potato (see instructions above, or use leftovers)
1 large egg
(Or really you can season these with whatever you would want in a breakfast potato, egg, delicious bowl. Many recipes I have seen have bacon, but we decided to be cheap. Bacon, sausage, or even different spices would be delicious as well.)
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cut top third of potato off (hot dog style, like long ways).
3. Using a small spoon scoop out the insides of the potato. Leave as much or as little as you want on the sides.
4. Sprinkle a little salt, pepper, cheese and chives in the bottom of your potato.
5. Crack an egg into your hollowed potato.
6. Sprinkle with additional salt, pepper, cheese and chives on top.
7. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes depending how runny you want your egg. (I baked ours for 28 minutes because I didn’t want any gooey white and the yellow was almost completely solid.)
Enjoy. We had ours with ketchup, but there is enough flavor it would be good plain too!