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15 minute Microwave Potato Salad- Thrifty thinking

We live in Portland, anytime we see the sun its cause for some celebration. So on a nice warm day my family loves BBQ and what goes better with some hotdogs from the grill then potato salad?

The only thing is, when my kitchen is already baring heat (from that big orange thing that is usually covered up with clouds), the last thing I want to do is stand over my stove with a boiling pot of potatoes and then have to wash pots afterwords.

So, I improvised.

15 minute potato salad, no stove needed!


You will need:

*2 large bowls: One to mix your salad in and another that is microwave safe.

*Some cling wrap

*A potato masher

*A mixing spoon

*5-6 potatoes w/ or w/o skin cut up.

*¼ cup water

*2 eggs

*2tbsp dill relish

*1/3 cup diced onion

*1 cup mayo

*1tsp mustard

*1 tsp dill weed

*A microwave, (yep that’s right… everything is going in the microwave!)

Start with your 2 eggs

*In your microwave safe bowl crack and mix up your eggs.

*Cover the bowl with cling wrap and microwave for about 2 minutes.

*When the eggs look nice and done pop them out, chop them up and put them into your potato salad bowl.

Next your potatoes

*In your microwave bowl add your chopped potatoes and ¼ cup water

*Cover with cling wrap and microwave for about 10-12 minutes.

*You want your potatoes to be soft enough they fall apart with a fork.

While your waiting on your potatoes get your salad mixture ready in the bowl with your eggs add in:

*1tsp mustard

*2 tablespoons dill relish

*1 cup mayo

*1/3 cup diced onion

*1 tsp dill weed

And mix it

When your potatoes are done

*Add them into your potato salad bowl with the rest of the mixture. I keep the water with them, the extra moisture helps mash everything together better.

*Use your potato masher to get them to your desired consistency

*Cover it with some cling wrap and let it chill in your fridge.

*Once it is cool salt and pepper to taste and serve.

That’s it! Yummy, easy, potato salad all done in your microwave super quick with barely any clean up. 🙂

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