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Easy Dilled Potato Side Dish Microwave Fast
This Potato Recipe Shines With Flavorful Dill
This potato recipe is sure to take the boredom out of the average potato side dish.The zesty flavor derived from fresh dill makes it shine. The ingredients are just enough to wake those potatoes up screaming loud, "now that 's what I'm talking about". Best of all, it is fast, real healthy, and just plain tasty. It goes great with grilled fish, baked chicken or pork and is especially complimentary to the good old American, hamburgers and hot dogs, cookout.
Makings for Dilled Potato Side Dish
Gather What You Need In The Kitchen
- 6 medium potatoes peeled and diced in to cubes
- 1/2 of a medium sized onion
- a hand full of fresh dill sprigs (enough for 3Tbl when chopped fine)
- yellow mustard
- your favorite vinegar and oil based Italian Salad Dressing
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- a 2 quart dish with a lid that is microwave safe
- potato peeler
- cutting board
- scissors (optional)
- a large spoon
- a sharp knife
Putting The Layered Dish Together
Preparing The Fresh Ingredients
First peel the potatoes and onion and have them ready to cut up. Cut the potatoes in to small cubes and dice the onion up to be about the same size as the potatoes. It is best to have the potatoes about the size of a large sugar cube. This makes it cook good in the microwave oven.
Making a few layers in the dish
This will only take a couple minutes to put together. First put about three spoons of olive oil in the dish and spread it around to coat the dishes sides and bottom. Except for the small amount of oil in the Italian dressing, this is all the oil you will use for this recipe which makes for healthy eating.
Add 1/3 of the potatoes and then 1/3 of the onions to the bottom of the dish. Salt and pepper this first layer. Just use enough to make it tasty. More salt and pepper can be added at serving time by the individual who is eating. That keeps the salt content down and helps make the dish healthier for everyone.
Now repeat the process two more times following the same pattern, potatoes, onions, salt and pepper. Set the dish aside and mix the next step of ingredients.
Flowers For Garnish
It might happen that you have a Dill plant in bloom. If that is the case the flower will make a bright colored garnish to add to the cooked dish just before serving. Do not put the flower on the dish until you are ready to eat. That is because the heat from the potatoes will wilt it pretty quick. However it does add a touch of cheer to the setting so by all means use the flower if you have one.
Mix Liquid Seasonings
Mixing Together Liquid Seasonings
- 3 Tb Italian salad dressing
- 1 heaping Tb mustard
- 1 heaping Tb chopped Dill
- 2/3 cup of water
Stir all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Mix it until the mustard is blended and then add the 2/3 cup of water and stir that all together real good. Pour the mixture around the top of the potatoes trying to distribute it around as you pour.
Cover the dish with the lid and place it in a microwave oven. Set the microwave on the highest setting and cook for 5 minutes.
Remove the dish when the 5 minutes is finished and carefully stir the potatoes. The object here is to redistribute the potatoes so that they evenly cook. Microwaves will cook from the edges and bottom first. That means you should try to get the edges to the middle and the top to the bottom.
Place the dish with the lid on back in the microwave. Again set the timer to 5 minutes. Cook the dish another 5 minutes on the highest setting. When this 5 minutes has finished remove the dish. Stir the potatoes carefully. At this point some of the potatoes will be almost completely cooked but there might be some that are only half done. This is why I say stir them carefully. You want the potatoes to remain cubed not mashed.
After the dish is stirred to your satisfaction add the remaining Dill to the top of the potatoes carefully distributing it across the entire surface of the potatoes. Replace the lid and heat on high in the microwave for 1 minute. The dish is done and ready to serve. This is where you would add the Dill Flower for a garnish. Add the flower right before you set the table to eat. Serve immediately. Serves 4 to 6 servings
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