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Microwave Potatoes for Potato Salad

How to microwave potatoes for potato salad

Can I Microwave Potatoes for Potato Salad?

To microwave potatoes for potato salad, follow these simple steps.

  1. Rinse the peeled potato chunks and put them in a large, microwave-safe bowl or a casserole dish.
  2. Cover the dish or bowl with plastic wrap and cut a small vent in the top for steam to escape.
  3. Microwave on high for 8 to 11 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and can be gently poked through with a fork. Continue preparing the recipe as outlined in the original method.

Pros vs. Cons of Microwaving Potatoes for Potato Salad



– Cooks fast, saving time.



– Free starch is not allowed to escape, resulting in sticky and gummy potatoes.
– Potatoes cook from the inside out, drying them out too much.
– Can’t cook large quantities.