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Microwaved Potatoes

microwaved potatoes
Cheaters’ Microwaved Potatoes

Do you think these potatoes can be passed off as roasted or baked ones? Maybe, maybe not :P

This is my cheaters’, no pride way of preparing potatoes when I am pressed for time. I think the only reason I can get away with posting such a sloppy recipe is because I am a noob cook ;p I had it as a side dish with my grilled salmon and also with meatballs (see below). I didn’t had a lot of time to cook, so this is a good alternative to spending 40 minutes to roast them in the oven. Try this when you don’t have much time! ;p

I first seasoned the cut potatoes with salt, pepper and dried parsley (a dash of chilli or curry powder if you want spicy), sandwich a few thin slices of butter among the potatoes, then microwaved them on high for about 8 minutes or more (depends on the heat of your microwave), or until they are soft. Remember to use a spoon to coat the potato pieces evenly in the butter after microwaving.

Note: For 250g of potatoes, I used approximately 1/4 tsp of salt, pepper and dried parsley. Don’t forget the butter, or else the potatoes will be really dry after microwaving. It also adds flavour to the potatoes.

Microwaved Potatoes
Microwaved Potatoes (with Ikea’s meatballs)

Have a bit more time? Try my roasted vegetables recipe:

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30 Responses to “Microwaved Potatoes”

  1. Ning — March 10, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

    Anything with butter would be delicious! :) anyway, congratulations for creating such a delicious dish even when you are short of time! This is definitely a lot, lot better than take-out! :)


  2. Pigpigscorner — March 10, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

    Wow, they do look roasted! I tried microwaving potatoes once and they came out chewy, my fiance hated it and banned me from microwaving potatoes.


  3. Jesse — March 10, 2009 @ 7:47 pm

    They look fantastic! …Yet another reason for me to moan about the lack of microwaves in my house… *sniff*


  4. Janet Ching — March 11, 2009 @ 4:30 am

    This is so clever, I love recipes that have both ways and yours really give great solution when we don’t have so much time. Yet, looking at the picture, they do not look like microwaved at all. They are perfect!!!


  5. Selba — March 11, 2009 @ 10:10 am

    I love it!!! :)


  6. Marc @ NoRecipes — March 11, 2009 @ 11:21 am

    Great tip. I do something similar with potatoes in the microwave when I’m pressed for time, but then finish it off by smashing the potatoes a bit with a fork then frying in a pan to get the crisp crust.


  7. wiffy — March 11, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

    Thank you for the lovely comments =)

    Bob & Marc, thanks for the extra tips! =)

    Evan, yes … I used Ikea’s lingonberry sauce with the meatballs, very sharp of u ;p

    lk, Rowenta oven has grilling function? I didn’t realise it … looks like I am more noob than u =x


  8. Janet Ching — March 11, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

    Hi Marc, my dutch mother-in-law uses your method too when she has to finish her leftover potatoes. Also very yummy!


  9. Tastes of Home — March 12, 2009 @ 10:21 am

    woohoo! these look great! I would never have thought these were microwaved..good job!


  10. Min — March 12, 2009 @ 1:07 pm

    where can i get dried parsley ?