Do you have all the info you need about how to microwave potatoes for almost all of your best potato recipes? The basic process can be very simple however cooking potatoes in the microwave can vary according to the types of potatoes and the end result you want.
Some potato recipes, like baked potatoes, can be completely prepared with the use of your microwave oven.
Other recipes for potato dishes can be speeded up by use of the microwave then finished in your regualar oven.
Here is how to microwave potatoes for baked potato recipes:
**A microwaved baked potato will not have the crispy skin that an oven baked potato will have.
Your mashed potato recipes can be made quickly and easily with the use of your microwave oven. A great time saver for busy cooks. Here is how to microwave potatoes for mashed potato recipes:
Your potato salad recipes can also be made quickly and easily with the use of your microwave oven with just a couple variations on the instructions above. Here's how to microwave potatoes for potato salad recipes:
Your potato soup recipes can be created almost entirely in your microwave oven. We use the example of an easy potato-leek soup. Here's how to microwave potatoes for potato soup recipes:
Microwave Potato-Leek Soup
Chopped chives and sour cream garnish (optional)
Put leeks, potatoes and butter into large microwave safe bowl. Cover and cook in microwave oven on high for 10 minutes. (adjust time for your specific microwave oven).
Add milk, chicken stock, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Microwave on high for 7 minutes.
Cool slightly. Remove bay leaf.
Pour soup mixture into your blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Place mixture back into the bowl and microwave on high for 3 minutes more. Garnish with chives and sour cream if desired.
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