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Learn how to cook a sweet potato in the microwave in minutes? It’s really the best way to microwave sweet potatoes. Foods can lose some of their nutrients during the cooking process. But in this method of cooking sweet potatoes will not lose its nutritional value because of its quick cooking process.
Microwaving the sweet potatoes is the quickest and easiest way to cook your sweet potato. There are some reasons to love this ‘recipe’. It is the fastest and easiest way to cook a sweet potato. You have no need to heat up the oven before cooking and it’s great for cooking single sweet potatoes.
Types of sweet potatoes:
There are hundreds of types of sweet potatoes. Many are grown in small quantities and you can find at local farmers markets. Some sweet potatoes are available every month or every day of the year.
Three popular sweet potato varieties are found in grocery stores throughout the country.
1: Covington Sweet Potato
The Covington Sweet Potatoes are found with rose color and super sweet orange skin. These sweet potatoes are specially used for mashing and roasting.
2: White sweet potatoes
These sweet potatoes seem like a potato that has pale copper skin. This tater’s white skin is sweet, creamy and ideal for soups and stews.
3: Japanese sweet potatoes
These sweet potatoes have red, dry, and white skin. Roast these sweet potatoes with a few of your favorite root veggies for a colorful side dish.
Is this good for health?
Sweet potatoes are always favorite food to us. Sweet potatoes are a big source of nutrition which is good for your health. They provide vitamin B6, potassium, and iron. these nutrients help you to grow strongly. They also a good source of dietary fiber which helps to promote a healthy digestive tract.
200 grams of baked sweet potato with skin provides us 180 grams calories, 41.4 grams carbs, 4 grams protein, 0.3 grams fat, 6.6 grams fiber, 769% vitamin A, 65% vitamin C, 50% manganese, 29% vitamin B6, 27% potassium, 18% pantothenic acid, 16% copper and 15% niacin.
Let’s see how to cook a sweet potato in the microwave. Sweet potato offers various antioxidants which help us to protect against certain types of cancers.
How to choose sweet potatoes
Choose small to medium-size sweet potatoes. They are sweet and creamy. They should have been firm and smooth skin.
How to microwave a sweet potato
Step 1: Wash your sweet potatoes very well under cool running water and scrub them with the scrubbing brush and later dry them with the use of a paper towel.
Step 2: Stab the skin of your sweet potatoes with a fork around about six to eight times. It helps you to warm up them quickly in the microwave when you heat your sweet potato and steam pull together in-between the fleshy inside and the skin.
Note: You just need to make small holes in the skin so don’t pierce your potato deeply.
Step 3: Take a wet paper towel to wrap your sweet potatoes for cooking in the microwave. This wet towel paper will help to provide a steaming effect during microwaving and keep them moist and soft.
Note: Don’t use metal foil while cooking in the microwave because this will become the cause of sparking.
Step 4: Put the sweet potatoes in the microwave and fix the cooking time. First, you will select 5 minutes to cook. Then take the potatoes out and turn them. This helps to cook both sides evenly. At the second time, you will cook 3-4 minutes.
Step 5: Bring out the potatoes and check them. If you feel they are not cooked properly, cooked them more 2 minutes. After complete the time, take them out and check them again.
Note: Be very careful. The plate and sweet potatoes both are hot after microwaving.
Step 6: Unwrap the potatoes and let them get cool at least 5 minutes. If you want to keep them warm then you can wrap the sweet potatoes in aluminum foil. It will help to warm.
Step 7: Cut the sweet potatoes in half and add some melted butter. Serve them with mustard, ketchup, or steak sauce.
How long you can microwave the sweet potatoes?
Cooking times to cook a sweet potato will vary depending on the size of the potato and how much the power of the microwave. A large size sweet potato will take 8-12 minutes to cook properly. If you are cooking multiple potatoes, you will need to increase the cooking time. For example, if a single large size potato takes 8-12 minutes to cook completely then 2 large size potatoes will take 16-18 minutes to cook.
I hope you will enjoy sweet potatoes if you cook them through this method and tell others when they ask you to your magic tricks to how to cook a sweet potato in the microwave.