You forgot the most important way to fix potatoes and other vegetables to retain the most nutrients and flavor: STEAM them! And then use the liquid for soup stock. When you are done steaming, pour some extra-virgin olive oil on them, and then add your favorite spices, like onion and garlic powder(not salt).
03/28/2012 - 8:52pm
EASY Microwaved baked potato:
1. I wash then paper towel dry.
2. Rub with either butter, margarine, or oil - each works fine to keep the skin soft (same if going in oven).
3. Microwave on standard for 10 to 12 minutes for 1 or 2 potatoes.
Piercing with fork will speed up cooking time.
03/28/2012 - 2:19pm
Upon my wife passing I had to do cooking, I found that the micro-wave is the fastest way to do it.So: Thru trial & error, I made up a chart to ccok potatoes By WEIGHT ! 3 oz. = 2 mins.- 5 0z. = 3 mins.
8 oz. = 5 mins. Remove from oven. Use paring knife & quarter. Use fork to stab potato to hold it, then peel off skin, (or cut up in many pieces w/ skin on if U. like), then mash as usual. Now. If the potato is to hard?soft: You'll learn that it should have been cooked at a little less or a little more than what U. had cooked it at. I have found that w/ my 1100 setting, the potato is not to hard to mash or to 'rubbery' to mash. I buy A bag each, of frozen - loose, corn & green peas. Use one or other & place to your liking, in in a metal kettle, in boiling water on stovetop to cook.I have no set time for these. Trial ! I have a George Forman type hamburg cooker on counter top that is cooking a patty in it ! That does a meal for 1 in a very short time w/ not many dishes to wash ! ! Another quick recipe is: 1/2 cup of min. oats in a bowl that you'd eat cereal out of. Add 1 cup milk & cook 2 mins. in the 'nuker'. That's a 1/2 - 1 - 2 system
Rinse bowl out when done eating. Easily done. Make up your own micro wave cook book. It's fun ! !
Old 'Roland' here.