There’s no more straightforward or faster way to cook this staple than in the microwave. Steam potatoes as a shortcut before air frying or broiling, or eat them directly with toppings, “baked” potato-style.
When using an Anyday dish, potatoes take about 3-4 minutes to fully cook in the microwave, where a potato could take anywhere between 45-60 mins in the oven! The secret is in the lid — the silicone gasket traps steam to evenly cook potatoes.
All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.
|1 medium size (160g)||3-4 mins|
|2 medium size (320g)||4-5 mins|
|3 medium size (480g)||7-8 mins|
- Rinse potatoes and cut in half lengthwise.
- Place in an Anyday dish and cover with the lid (knob lifted).
- Cook in the microwave for the time listed in the table, or until potatoes are fork-tender. Flip halfway through the cook time for even cooking.
- The leftover moisture after rinsing helps the potatoes steam.
- Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper for a quick side dish.
- The lid on your Anyday dish may lift up gently on one side while cooking potatoes — this is perfectly fine and happens because steam pressure has increased a bit too much inside the dish. To prevent this, you can also lower the power level, which will allow the potatoes to cook more gently.
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Try these versatile flavor combinations with this cooked ingredient.
Cheesy sour cream: Mix with a dollop of sour cream, sliced scallions or chives, shredded cheddar, and crispy shallots
Chile con carne: Serve as a side for chile con carne instead of cornbread
German style: Cut into medium-sized pieces and mix with sauerkraut and grain mustard
Classic mash: Mash (skin on) with butter, garlic powder, and a dollop of sour cream