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Pampered Chef: Potatoes in Micro

  1. lovenpc

    lovenpc Member

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    I think I read somewhere that you can make mashed potatoes in the classic batter bowl in the microwave. If so, can someone give me the details....time, amount of water, lid on or off. Thanks Danielle
     
    Apr 7, 2009
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  2. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

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    I know there are many ways to do this...but I use one of the ways I saw on here awhile ago:

    Peel & Cube potatoes (we use anywhere from 3-5 potatoes) in Classic Batter Bowl. I cube pretty small so they mash easy.

    Place Batter Bowl lid on turned 1/4 so that it is not sealed and has room to vent. Microwave 9-12 minutes. (DH does NOT like lumpy potatoes, so we microwave 12-13 minutes). Stick a fork in them after 9-10 minutes and see if they are soft enough for you.

    Take potatoes out of microwave, turn lid so that it almost seals Batter Bowl. While the potatoes sit, I combine milk and butter in Easy Read Measuring Cup and microwave until hot. We usually do 1 cup milk and 2-3 Tbsp butter. DH likes his potatoes very creamy. When he is making fewer potatoes, we do 1/2 cup milk and 1 Tbsp butter. After awhile you'll figure out how much milk/butter to heat up for the qty of potatoes you use.

    Mash the potatoes with Masher and start gradually adding the milk/butter mixture until desired texture, continuing to mash.

    I know others recipes call for the milk & butter to be microwaved with the potatoes, but I do it separately so I can control how creamy I want the potatoes.

    HTH
     
    Apr 7, 2009
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  3. lovenpc

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    Thanks so much Kathleen. Just to clarify, you just but the potatoes in the bowl with NO water to ook them?
    Danielle
     
    Apr 7, 2009
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  4. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

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    Yep, just potatoes - no water.

    DH can now do his own! And it is SO much cheaper than buying the containers (Bob Evans, etc) of Mashed Potatoes.
     
    Apr 7, 2009
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