Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | June 5, 2013

Favorite Tip #74: Quick Potatoes

Favorite Tip #74: Quick Potatoes

Potatoes are best when roasted for an hour or more in the oven. But to save time, wash and place small potatoes in a ring on a microwave-safe plate. Jab each potato with a fork several times (to avoid explosions) and nuke for 5 minutes. Test with a knife to see if it goes in easily. If it does, the potatoes are done. If not, nuke for another minute and test again. Peeling the potatoes beforehand is optional. Enjoy.


  1. This is my go-to plan when we’re crunched for time. πŸ™‚

    • You blend being organized with having fun so well, Jolyse! Cheers, Ashley

  2. Since the microwave doesn’t brown them, I agree it’s best to put them in the over.

    • You’re right about the browning, David. But the microwave works very well if the potatoes are destined for buttered parsley potatoes, mashed potatoes, potato salad, or such. Cheers, Ashley

  3. Roast potatoes for me! The microwave is handy when you need a quick potato fix. πŸ™‚

    • So true! Potato fixes are essential. πŸ™‚ Are you Moya of ? Cheers, Ashley

      • Yes, Ashley it is Moya. I guess it is the Irish in me that needs a potato fix every now and then. πŸ™‚

      • So that explains it, Moya! I have a little Irish blood, too, and I adore potatoes, almost as much as dark chocolate. Cheers, Ashley

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