Cooking In Pajamas

Use microwaves, not microaggressions!


I am something of a potato aficionado. I have eaten far more than my fair share of potato, roasted, baked, chipped, fried, stir fried, mashed - you name it, I have probably tried it. I love potatoes, and today I decided I wanted to eat potatoes for lunch, and this is what I came up with.

These are not especially nutritious, but they're not necessarily bad for you either. I would, however, recommend adding a vegetable or something somewhere on the plate. Or you could just eat potatoes for lunch. Nobody in this corner will judge you.

These potatoes are the easiest thing ever, and you have no reason not to make them. Go make them!

Easy Microwave Potatoes

These potatoes get a lot of flavor from the type of potato you use, so use your favorite. I used Idaho potatoes and really enjoyed them.

Yield: 1 bowl; 2 side servings, 1 lunch

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 Small Potatoes, or 1 Large Potato
  • 2 Tsp. Butter (can use vegan butter)
  • 1 Tsp. Miso
  • 1 Tsp. Tahini
  • 3 Large Basil Leaves
  • Directions:

    1.) Stab your potato(es) and stick them in the microwave in a ceramic or glass bowl. Microwave for three minutes.

    2.) Combine your butter, miso, and tahini in a bowl, and beat it lightly with a fork. It should be creamy at the end.

    3.) Take your potatoes out of the microwave, cut them in half, and put them back in the microwave for three or four more minutes.

    4.) Shred your basil, and keep it ready. When your potatoes are done, chop them roughly into bite-sized pieces. Throw the hot potatoes into the bowl with the butter mixture, and stir until the potatoes are coated in the butter. Sprinkle with basil and eat!