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Jun 29, 2011 02:38 PM

New potatoes -- in the microwave instead of boiling?

I plan to make Pioneer Woman's crash hot potatoes tonight but I'll be strapped for time when I get home from work, and want to eliminate the whole bring-pot-of-water-to-boil and boil-till-tender steps. Can little new (red) potatoes be successfully microwaved? for anyone not familiar w/ the crash hot potatoes recipe, I do need to keep the potatoes whole, rather than cutting them up (which I know would speed up the microwaving process).

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  1. I've done it that way and it's been fine. Just make sure to poke holes in them first. And, crash potatoes can be made w/ cut potatoes, too. I do it w/ sweet potatoes.