How to cook the perfect potato with the Potato Baking Bag!
The Potato Baking Bag is designed for use in microwaves for preparing any type of baked potato, such as a white, red or sweet potato (yam), and can also be used for Corn on the cob, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots & more. The Potato Baking Bag comes packaged with instructions and approximate cooking times for the various vegetables.The basic technique in cooking is about the same for all vegetables, Wash the food, leave it wet and wrap it in a paper towel. Then place it in the bag, pull the flap down as far as it will go, even if this causes the bag to fold over, and place the bag in the microwave with the flap down and under the bag.. (By pulling the flap down, you reduce the inside area which will help cook the food faster.) Basically, the purpose of this Bag is to provide a more moist and fully cooked potato with a tender outer skin and a fluffy inner flesh. It holds from two to four or five potatoes, depending on their size.
PLEASE NOTE: COOKING ONLY ONE POTATO IN THE REGULAR SIZE BAG MAY CAUSE IT TO OVERHEAT. THE MINI BAG IS PERFECT FOR 1 OR 2 POTATOES AT A TIME.
Simply wash the potatoes and leave moist. DO NOT PIERCE ANY HOLES IN THE POTATO, and place them in the bag. (To keep the bag clean the potatoes may be wrapped in a paper towel.) Close the flap. (NOTE: To close the flap, pull the flap down towards the bottom of the bag as far as it will go, even if this causes the bag to fold over) and cook on high, 4 to 6 minutes, depending on the number & size of the potatoes, and the power of the microwave. Do Not use the “Baked Potato” button. The cooking time for sweet potatoes is about 30 seconds to 1 minute longer than white potatoes. After cooking, simply let the bag air dry. Should the bag need washing, it is MACHINE WASHABLE, no fabric softener please.
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Corn on the Cob too!
Corn on the cob may also be cooked in the bag. Simply soak the corn (husk on) in cold water for a couple minutes, then trim off the ends and remove some (not all) of the outer husks. Wrap in a paper towel and place in baking bag. For 2 ears, cook 3 to 4 minutes, 4 ears, 4 to 5 minutes, depending on your particular oven. NOTE: The silks come off much easier and cleaner after cooking. Take care to not burn your hands.
Other items that can be cooked in the bag include; Acorn Squash, spaghetti Squash, Carrots, Cauliflower, Broccoli & Asparagus. The approximate cooking time for these food items is printed on the directions included with each bag..
Caring for your potato baking bag
Wrapping items in a paper towel prior to cooking will increase the time between washings. But when your bag needs to be washed, here are a few tips to remember:
- The potato baking bag is machine washable in your home machines, but please do not use fabric softener as the scent may transfer to your food.
- After washing the Potato Baking Bag, you may wish to iron it for a neater appearance. You may iron with a dry iron on the Cotton Setting. However, before ironing over the potato decal area, cover it with a piece of waxed paper, large enough to cover the decal. Then proceed with ironing. Since the decal has a rubber ingredient, direct contact will cause it to stick to the iron, unless it is covered.