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Easy Dilled Potato Side Dish Microwave Fast

Updated on January 25, 2011

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

Pictured here is what you will need and a pair of kitchen shears or scissors if you like. The scissors make fast work of chopping up the dill once the stems are removed
Pictured here is what you will need and a pair of kitchen shears or scissors if you like. The scissors make fast work of chopping up the dill once the stems are removed

Gather What You Need In The Kitchen

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

COOKING UTENSILS

  • 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

Cubed the potatoes about the size of a large sugar cube and dice the onion about the same size. This is the first step before making three layers in the dish.
Cubed the potatoes about the size of a large sugar cube and dice the onion about the same size. This is the first step before making three layers in the dish.
Add about 3T of olive oil to the dish and coat the sides of the dish with this oil real good.
Add about 3T of olive oil to the dish and coat the sides of the dish with this oil real good.
Add about 1/3 of the potatoes and 1/3 of the onion on top. Then salt and pepper to taste. Repeat this step 3 times.
Add about 1/3 of the potatoes and 1/3 of the onion on top. Then salt and pepper to taste. Repeat this step 3 times.
Remove the thickest stems from the dill and then chop the leaves up very fine. Set this aside and let it start to release the aromatic flavors.
Remove the thickest stems from the dill and then chop the leaves up very fine. Set this aside and let it start to release the aromatic flavors.

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.

If you have a pretty Dill Flower in bloom save it to the side to use as a garnish for the top of the dish after it is cooked. Add the DillFlower to the middle of the dish just before you serve it, after the lid is removed. It makes a nice topping for
If you have a pretty Dill Flower in bloom save it to the side to use as a garnish for the top of the dish after it is cooked. Add the DillFlower to the middle of the dish just before you serve it, after the lid is removed. It makes a nice topping for

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

In a small dish add 3 Tb of your favorite oil based Italian salad dressing
In a small dish add 3 Tb of your favorite oil based Italian salad dressing
Add 1 heaping Tb of mustard to the same dish.
Add 1 heaping Tb of mustard to the same dish.
Add 1 heaping Tb of chopped Dill to the mixture
Add 1 heaping Tb of chopped Dill to the mixture
Add 2/3 cup of water and stir it all together until the mustard is mostly dissolved.
Add 2/3 cup of water and stir it all together until the mustard is mostly dissolved.
Pour the mixed ingredients over the dish filled with layers of potatoes and onions.
Pour the mixed ingredients over the dish filled with layers of potatoes and onions.
Cover the dish and place it in a microwave oven set at high temperature.
Cover the dish and place it in a microwave oven set at high temperature.

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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    • billips profile image

      billips 

      8 years ago from Central Texas

      I love potatoes in any form - I think the dill will make a great seasoning - will definitely try it - B.

    • frogyfish profile image

      frogyfish 

      8 years ago from Central United States of America

      Quick, easy, and delicious! I think you worked up a great tasting potato and will have to try it. Thanks for hub!

    • C.S.Alexis profile imageAUTHOR

      C.S.Alexis 

      9 years ago from NW Indiana

      E.A. Wright.

      The thing about dill is one planting and letting it go to seed and you never have to plant it again. It comes up all over and I carefully transplant it to one location. Thanks for commenting.

    • E. A. Wright profile image

      E. A. Wright 

      9 years ago from New York City

      Love anything with dill in it. Lucky you to have dill growing in your garden.

    • Dolores Monet profile image

      Dolores Monet 

      9 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Yumm, It's 5:30 PM and I'm hungry and I haven't started dinner and I wish I had enough potatoes and some dill. Looks great!

    • C.S.Alexis profile imageAUTHOR

      C.S.Alexis 

      9 years ago from NW Indiana

      mulberry1,

      I actually thought to try something different so that is where it came from. I had dill in the garden and wanted something different from everyday potatoes. It is quite good and a switch from the norm. Thanks for visiting.

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      Christine Mulberry 

      9 years ago

      This sounds pretty simple and I'm a potato fan anyway so this has taken a place on my list of things to try.

    • C.S.Alexis profile imageAUTHOR

      C.S.Alexis 

      9 years ago from NW Indiana

      ....and I need to spend quite the time immersed in what you are sharing here. Thanks for visiting and do come back anjalichugh.

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      anjalichugh 

      9 years ago from New York

      I'm already hungry. It looks so tempting. I'm going to watch out for more of such hubs from you. Thx for sharing.

    • SweetiePie profile image

      SweetiePie 

      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      This looks like a much better alternative to potato salad, which I never completely loved because it is covered in mayonaise. I just hate mayo, cannot help it, so I think your recipe is something I would like much better. Dill with potatoes is always a great combination.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      This sounds really good. I love dill and I love potatoes. Good combination. Have to try it! Thanks

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      Nolimits Nana 

      9 years ago

      Sounds delicious - but I don't own a microwave. I'll try it wrapped on the barbecue.

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      Gypsy Willow 

      9 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      This sounds quite delicious and easy to make

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