It might not seem like much, but the microwave can be a really powerful instrument if you know how to use it. Here are five smart microwave tricks that will transform your experience in the kitchen.
No More Tears
If you struggle to chop onions with tears streaming down your face, never fear! All you have to do is chop the onion in two and microwave it on high for 45 seconds. Afterward, the onion won’t be so potent so you can cook in peace.
Easy Garlic Peeling
Here’s another neat trick that allows you to easily peel garlic without getting your hands sticky. Simply put the garlic cloves in the microwave for 30 seconds on high heat, and then when you peel them the skin will just fall off!
Quick Fluffy Baked Potato
Pierce the potato several times and then microwave on high heat for 12 minutes, turning the potato halfway through. When you see that it’s cooked in the middle, the potato is ready to eat.
You can poach, scramble, and fry eggs in the microwave. For the easiest results, simply break one or two eggs into a microwaveable bowl, season with salt and pepper, and pierce the yolks. Then cook for 40 seconds on high, or until set. Serve just before they look ready.
Place your herbs between two paper towels and microwave on high for two to three minutes. They’ll easily crumble together, and allow you to place them on various dinner dishes such as salmon or chicken.