Microwave Baked Potato

Microwave Baked Potato  Give it twelve minutes, get a mouth watering, taste bud-tingling treat. Ingredients 1 large russet potato 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 3 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese salt and pepper to taste 3 teaspoons sour cream Directions Scrub the potato, and prick several time with the tines of a fork. Place on a plate. Cook on full power in the microwave for 5 minutes. Turn over, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes. When the potato is soft, remove from the microwave, and cut in half lengthwise. Season with salt and pepper, and mash up the inside … Continue reading Microwave Baked Potato

Microwave Roux

Microwave Roux Prep 5 m Cook 6 m Ready In 11 m “Quick and easy way to make roux. Almost goof proof.” Ingredients 1 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup all-purpose flour Directions Pour the vegetable oil into a microwave-safe glass bowl. Whisk in the flour until no lumps remain. Cook in the microwave at 70% power for 6 minutes. This will create white roux. If you would like a darker roux, carefully stir, and return to the microwave. Cook at 70% power 2 to 3 minutes at a time until the desired color has been achieved. Continue reading Microwave Roux

Microwave Bread-and-Butter Pickles

Microwave Bread-and-Butter Pickles Prep 15 m Ready In 1 h 15 m Recipe By:Lisa S. “Like a bread and butter pickle and really super easy. You can even play with the proportions a bit. I like to increase the vinegar, salt and spices a bit but you could make it sweeter too. Be prepared to make this one over and over if you have any pickle lovers in the house.” Ingredients 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup white vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 large English cucumbers, thinly sliced … Continue reading Microwave Bread-and-Butter Pickles

Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle Prep 10 m Cook 20 m Ready In 30 m Recipe By:Linda C. “I have used this for years and it is very good; much easier than the traditional method and tastes just as good.” Ingredients 1 1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 pinch salt (optional) 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking soda Directions Grease a baking sheet, and set aside. In a glass bowl, combine peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Cook in microwave for 6 to 7 minutes on High (700 … Continue reading Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Microwave Strawberry Jam

The best strawberries for making strawberry jam are those that are firm and not soft, overly ripe, or too sweet. You can sub 1/2 cup of the strawberries for 1/2 cup of chopped orange segments for more orange flavor. Just don’t use more than 2 1/2 cups of fruit or your bowl may overflow in the microwave. You can swap out some of the lemon juice with balsamic vinegar. A tiny pinch of finely ground black pepper added in step 1 can add some zing to the jam. Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Macerating time: 30 minutes Yield: … Continue reading Microwave Strawberry Jam

Microwave Sweet Potato Chips

Microwave Sweet Potato Chips Prep 5 m Cook 10 m Ready In 15 m Recipe By:sonjagroset “Sweet potato chips never get crispy enough for me in the oven, but this microwaved version works like a charm!” Ingredients 1 sweet potato, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons olive oil, or as needed coarse sea salt Directions Combine sweet potato slices and and olive oil in a large bowl; toss to coat. Arrange sweet potato slices in a single layer on a large microwave-safe plate; season with salt. Cook in microwave until chips are dry, crisp, and slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Cool chips … Continue reading Microwave Sweet Potato Chips