Surprising Things You Can Cook in the Microwave

Offering convenience and efficiency, microwaves are among the most popular products sold in home appliance stores. However, many people underestimate just how much these small appliances have to offer. Keep reading to learn about some surprising things that you can prepare in your microwave.

Sweet Potato Chips

If you haven’t tried these sweet alternatives to potato chips, then you’re in for a treat. After slicing a medium-sized sweet potato into thin slices, ideally using a mandolin, drizzle the slices with oil and salt. Then, place the sweet potatoes on a piece of parchment paper in your microwave and cook on high heat for 3 to 5 minutes. After microwaving, you can add savory seasonings like paprika, garlic powder, and chili powder, or go for a dessert-like variety by sprinkling the sweet potato slices with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Poached Eggs

Using your microwave and an egg, you can turn a bland lunch of brown rice and salad into a tasty and satisfying meal. Start by cracking your egg and putting it into a mug or bowl you can microwave, add about one-third of a cup of water, and then place a plate on top of the bowl and cook for about a minute. The heat strength that you should use to achieve a perfectly poached egg will depend on the appliance that you have.

Frothed Milk

If your mornings aren’t complete without a latte or cappuccino, then you may be glad to learn that, with the help of your microwave, you can make frothed milk for your coffee drinks at home. Start by pouring skim or 2% milk into a jar, filling it about halfway. Cover the jar, shake it up, remove the lid, and then microwave for about 30 seconds. Now, you have foamy milk froth to spoon over your morning coffee.

Friedmans Appliance offers a broad selection of home appliances in Pleasant Hill, including cooktops, BBQs, wall ovens, ranges, and microwaves. For more information about our products, please give us a call at (925) 808-2950.

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