Bake a potato in your microwave in four to six minutes with this handy potato bag!
Potato Bag for Microwave
By Bonnie Browning
Use cotton for all supplies (fabric, batting, and thread).
(1) 10” x 20” rectangle from each the following:
- Fabric for the outside of bag made of 100% cotton
- Fabric for the lining of the bag (muslin works well) made of 100% cotton
- Batting made from 100% cotton, look for batting without scrim or designed for use in the microwave, like Pellon Wrap-N-Zap.
Potato Bag Assembly
Place the outside fabric and lining right sides together, on top of the batting.
Use clips to hold it together. Place two clips about a hand width apart on one long side.
Sew ¼” seam allowance around all edges of the bag, except between the two clips.
Clip the corners. Turn the bag right side out. Turn under the edges of the opening. Press. Stitch close to the edge all around the bag, making sure you have stitched the opening closed.
Form the bag by folding about 8 inches at the bottom, with a 3” flap that folds down over the lower portion. Start at the top of the flap and stitch ¼” from the edge, down both side edges of the bag. You will be stitching on top of the stitching you did around the edges.
Using a Potato Bag
Wash the potatoes and wrap each potato wet in a paper towel. The moisture helps to steam the potato. The time will vary, depending on your microwave. Start with 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, test the potato – it should feel soft. Add one or two minutes at a time to finish cooking the potatoes.
Bag will hold 2 large potatoes or 3 to 4 small ones.
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