Food & Nutrition

20 Microwave Tricks Every Cook Needs to Know

Decrystallize honey

Honey dripping from a wooden honey dipper in a jar on wooden grey rustic backgroundEugenia Lucasenco/Shutterstock

Honey that has solidified can be brought back to liquid life. Just uncover the jar and heat on medium power for 30 seconds to one minute. After a quick zap in the microwave, the revived honey is ready to drizzle into tea or over cornbread.

Make potato chips

Homemade potato chipsTaste of Home

You want to make homemade potato chips. No deep fryer? No problem! Thinly slice a russet potato, drizzle the slices with vegetable oil and salt and lay them out on a microwave-safe dish. Zap ’em for about five minutes until golden and crispy. Get detailed instructions here.

Cook beans

white beansBildagentur Zoonar GmbH/Shutterstock

Instead of soaking beans in water overnight, place them in a large microwave-safe bowl, completely submerged in water, and heat for about eight to ten minutes (or until the water is boiling). The beans should be ready to use in an hour or two.

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