Friday, February 1, 2013
One Potato, Two Potato
Yesterday I made my first potato bag for the microwave. I've seen these before but talked myself out of it because of safety concerns. Then I read more about it and discovered that they really are safe as long as you follow the right precautions. I was unable to find the potato fabric at any of the shops , only pricey fabric on the internet so I used other 100% cotton that I had. It worked well for me because there was stuff that I knew I wouldn't be able to use anywhere else. I ended up using some blue fabric with coffee beans on it and a brown for the lining. That's the most important part of the whole process - 100% cotton, including the thread. What's nice about this is that it can also be used as a hotpad. My only problem with the bag was getting the closure figured out. It was supposed to overlap in the front of the bag. I tried twice until I got that right as the instructions didn't explain it very well at all. So last night, along with some spencer steaks and salad, I made 2 baked potatoes in my bag. You are not supposed to prick them, just wrap in a paper towel and put them in the bag. Cook according to your microwave and voila - delicious!