Microwave Convection Cooking -

This is one of my favorite ways to prepare sweet potatoes. The unique combination of garlic flavored sweet potatoes with a sweet gingery coconut topping will enhance many entrees. Prepare ahead and add topping just before serving.


2 large or 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup flaked coconut
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

1. Combine potatoes, 1 tablespoon of butter, garlic and salt in 1 1/2-quart microwave-safe casserole. Cover tightly.

2. MICROWAVE (100%) 7 to 8 minutes or until potatoes are just about tender, stirring once. Set aside covered. Combine coconut and ginger with remaining 1 tablespoon butter in 1-cup silicone or glass measure.

3. MICROWAVE (100%) , uncovered, 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring 2 or 3 times. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes.
About 4 Servings

TIPS · To easily slice larger potatoes, cut in half and place cut-side down on cutting board.

>For a double recipe of topping, increase microwave time to 4 to 5 minutes, but stir often.

Nutrition Info/Serving: 197 calories, 2 g protein, 31 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 4.2 g dietary fiber.

From my Kitchen..

—I recently prepared a double recipe of the Crustless Quiche recipe in the 9inch square pan. Even with the turntable turned off, it cooked nicely on the Low-Mix combination, rotating the dish once. The Egg Bake, cut nicely with the narrow silicone spatula and removed from the dish easily with the wide spatula. A 13x9-inch pan of caramel rolls were prepared in the deep 10.5-inch silicone pan and it baked perfectly on the convection setting. Most things that cook in a 13x9-inch pan can be cooked in the deep round silicone pan and then it turns freely in the ovens with turntables.

—At a recent class, several participants were getting together one evening for dinner and they were each making something from one of the microwave-convection cook books that they had just purchased. I was not there long enough to hear about their results, but thought what a good way to learn together and share cooking experiences.Soups and casseroles are great for winter dining. Make extras and freeze in meal-sized quantities for enjoying at another meal. 


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