Cut the potatoes in half and cut through the skin of the potatoes to make a few cuts across the potatoes (you have to pierce the potatoes through the skin a little, but not too deep).
Add the oil, garlic powder and salt and mix in with the potatoes.
Arrange the seasoned potatoes in a good quality microwave safe plate (do not use plastic plates or paper plates, I recommend using good quality microwaveable ceramic plates).
Microwave in high for 3 minutes.
Give a couple of minutes of cooling time, then flip the potatoes and microwave in high for another 3 more minutes.
After giving a cool off time again for a couple of minutes, microwave for another 1 more minute so the potatoes will turn soft and delicious with the perfect texture.
Allow the cooked potatoes to cool down as the potatoes will be really hot at this point, slightly slice and top with black pepper powder or add shredded cheese or butter (or any of your favorite seasonings), serve warm!
Based on the size and type of potatoes that you use and also based on your microwave oven, the cooking times may slightly change.I have used two medium sized regular yellow potatoes which cooked perfectly in 11 minutes of total time, which includes few minutes of cooling time in between.As I mentioned, since this can vary based on the type and size of potatoes and also your microwave oven, always check how the potatoes are doing after cooking for about 2 to 3 minutes and give enough cool off periods in between as needed, until the potatoes are cooked completely.The cool off periods will help the plates from getting too hot and will also give you an idea on how much more time you need to cook the potatoes in the microwave.