Microwave Oven Uses That We Often Ignore

20:24' 05-04-2018
Microwave ovens can help your cooking in many ways, not just by heating food. Different ovens have different power levels, so you might have to experiment to find the right times for these tips.

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    • Heat onions in the microwave for 30 seconds before cutting them, and you cut them more easily without tears.

    • Peeling garlic is difficult, but after 10 seconds in the microwave, their tissues absorb moisture, making them much easier to peel.

    • Honey becomes “candied” and hard after a time. Take off the lid and place the jar in the microwave on Medium for 30 seconds to one minute to soften it.

    • To steam vegetables quickly, spear them with a fork, put them into a bowl, and microwave for 3-4 minutes. Steaming vegetables preserves nutrients better than boiling or cooking.

    • Fish is also easily and simply steamed in microwave ovens. Put the fish in a tray, add spice or seasoning, then cover it with plastic food wrap. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the fish, the dish you want to cook, and the power capacity of the oven. Start with two minutes, this will be good for most ovens.

    • To cook potatoes, spear them with a fork and microwave them at High for two minutes. Turn them over, and cook for another two minutes. The wrap them in foil and leave them to stand for five minutes.

    • Microwave ovens can also be used to roast peanuts very quickly. Place them around the edge of a tray, not in the middle, because they will burn easily. Then turn on the oven for 2-3 minutes. If all of the peanuts are not cracked, then microwave them for another 1-2 minutes.

    • To make French fries crisp again, put them on a paper towel and microwave them for 30 seconds. Repeat this until the paper absorbs all moisture in the french fries.

    • Bread goes dry after a long time. Cover the bread with a clean, moist towel, and microwave for 10 seconds. Repeat this several times if necessary, until the bread becomes soft again.

    • Microwave ovens can also help clean your cutting board. First clean it thoroughly, using half a lemon to scour its surface. Then put it in the microwave for 1 minute to eliminate bacteria.

    Phung Nguyen

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