Quick "Baked" PotatoWant a quick baked potato? I use this when I am in a hurry. Take potato and wash. Dry, then put in microwave for 4 minutes. Press to see if cooked soft, (if not, then MW for about 2-3 mins more. then drop into a cup or bowl of cold water (skin will shrink) Let set for about 5 mins, then peel and mash. It will still be very hot inside, so use care.