How to Cook Sweet Potato in Microwave
How to cook the sweet potato in the microwave can be a good start to your home cooking routine. Sweet potatoes are a rich source of vitamins A, B, C, and E. Microwave is a method where you can retain the nutrients and vitamins for several hours without damaging it much. This is very helpful in giving you healthy meals every day. When you cook in the microwave, it retains all the nutrients and vitamins for a few hours after being cooked in the device.
You can use a microwave-safe plate to cook the potatoes. A microwave-safe plate is one that has a raised lip around the edge of the plate. This lip will keep the contents inside the plate hot for a longer period of time. This duration can be extended for up to 10 minutes so you can have enough time preparing other dishes while the sweet potato is cooking. The heated plate will also prevent the bottom of the potatoes from sticking to the pan.
Instead of having sweet potatoes on the plate, you can replace them with mashed sweet potatoes or sweet potato mash.
This side dish can be easily prepared for a microwave. All you need is to place a single sweet potato or two mashed sweet potatoes on the center of your oven tray.
Set the timer for 30 minutes and when the timer goes off, you can begin your cooking. When it is done, you can remove the cooked potatoes using a slotted spoon. Just be sure that the slanted side of the pan is facing up. It is important not to place it in the oven if the timer is not set to cook the dish. Wait for a few minutes to let the potatoes cool down. In the microwaving recipe, brown rice is suggested more since it does not absorb oil well unlike white rice.
How to cook sweet potatoes in the microwave is easy once you know the steps. First, you have to preheat the oven or microwave. Set the timer for thirty minutes and when the timer goes off, you can remove the cooked potatoes using a slotted spoon. Just make sure that the slanted side of the pan is facing up.
Cut the cooked sweet potato in half and remove any seeds or skin with a fork.
Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside. In this case, I like to use olive oil as a vehicle for adding butter and cheese to my mashed potatoes. Set the oven or microwave to preheat for five minutes and then add butter and cheese.
Mix two tablespoons of sour cream, one teaspoon of paprika, one tablespoon of garlic powder, and three to four cups of water. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are almost burning. Turn off the heat. In a mixing bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients: sugar, corn starch, vanilla, and salt. Spoon the wet mixture into your microwave oven or stovetop and cook for about five minutes. In this case, I usually bring the mixture to a boil for about ten minutes and then switch the oven off. Let cool and enjoy your delicious home-cooked meal.
How to cook sweet potato in microwave is not difficult at all!
The secret lies in using the correct cooking methods. You can get more tips on how to cook this healthy snack by visiting my website. You can also check out my other articles on healthy snacks such as this one.
This article was originally published on May 10, 2020. It was modified for clarity, grammar, and consistency. It is now available on the author’s website. Please share and enjoy this delicious recipe in your own home.