How to Eat a Hot Pocket

The Nestle Company started producing a brand of microwavable turnovers in 1983 called Hot Pockets. Hot Pockets are filled with various meet and cheeses and meats. Hot Pockets come in a variety of flavors and cuisines, with some containing 0 grams of trans fat. A common complaint with consumers is that Hot Pockets do not cook evenly. Often they come out of the microwave with an incredibly hot exterior and semi-frozen interior. However, you can remedy these by applying some tips during preparation.

Place a frozen Hot Pocket into the crisping sleeve. The crisping sleeve comes in the Hot Pocket box. Do not thaw the Hot Pocket first. It will not cook properly if you do.

Place the Hot Pocket into the microwave and cook on high for two minutes.

Remove the Hot Pocket from the microwave and set aside for approximately three to five minutes. This will give the outside of the Hot Pocket time to cool down, while the inside continues to warm.

Remove the Hot Pocket from the crisping sleeve and set on a plate. You can eat the pocket with your hands or with a knife and fork.