Quick Loaded Potato

For my guest thread at the Gaming Invaded forum!

Loaded Potato

Medium Potato (About the size of 2 fists)
2 cups frozen veggies (peas, corn, broccoli, your favorites)
2 Tbsp Butter/Margarine
2/3 C. shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp Sour Cream
Salt & Pepper

First, wash your potato. I just use my hands and scrub the skin really well under cool running water.  Next, poke the potato all over with a fork to give the steam inside somewhere to escape during cooking.  Put the potato in the microwave for around 8 minutes.  I would do 4 minutes and then another 4 checking for tenderness in between.  Or not, and be potentially ready to clean exploded potato off the inside of your microwave. When the potato is cooked properly, you should be able to cut it open and into several pieces with just a fork. That bit is really important - it actually will affect the taste if it is a little too raw still. Smash open the potato with your fork and immediately get the butter on there to melt.

Ok, now in a separate bowl, go ahead and throw your veggies in and nuke for a good 3-4 minutes.  All of these can be done while you're getting healz or during everyone's "bio" break.  The hardest part is done!

Salt and pepper the buttered, smashed up potato. Scoop your veggies on top with a fork (leaving extra water behind in bowl) and top with cheddar cheese.  Microwave once more just until the cheese melts and is bubbly.

Top with your sour cream and get back to gaming!

(I suppose you could top your potato with just about anything, but this gives a starch, some veggies, and just the right amount of fat and protein to be really enjoyable without being overwhelmingly unhealthy.)

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