Microwave Cooking for One by Marie T Smith
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Microwave Cooking Is Different
On Julia Child's cooking show back in the 1980s,
a woman complained that she did not have time after her work day to
duplicate the dishes that the country's top demonstrator of fine
cuisine was showing off. "What about the microwave?" another
audience member asked. Julia Child responded, "Microwave cooking is
another area, very different from what I've been demonstrating."
Most of the country's top cooks would have responded, "You can't
produce anything worth eating in that device." Julia Child was one
of the first cooking experts to point out simply and factually,
When learning to cook in the microwave you need
to make adjustments in your thinking. You need to learn to cook by
time and not sight as you are accustomed to in conventional cooking.
And sometimes, you need to rethink the entire process of preparing
some foods. For example, the Hot Dog. In conventional cooking, you
would boil your hot dog in a pot of water or fry it in a pan. Both
methods take a bit of time and create a dirty utensil. In microwave
cooking you can cook a hot dog without using a utensil in seconds.
This is an example of a microwave cooking technique that is great
for parents and college students. Busy parents can keep a supply of hot
dogs and rolls on hand and teach their kids to easily make a hot dog
for themselves. College students living in a dorm where microwaves
and refrigerators are allowed can keep a supply of dogs and buns on
hand for a quick snack while concentrating on studying for that next
Here we provide the hot dog recipe for the
microwave. In addition to the recipe, you'll find a photo
diary of how to wrap the hot dog in a paper towel at the bottom of
the page. Just remember: do not add condiments before cooking
because they will become too hot and may burn.
|2 oz. frankfurter
1 hot dog roll
Put frankfurter in
roll and place on corner of paper towel. Fold towel deli-style (see
pictures below). Cook 45 seconds (_____) at 100% power. (If
frankfurter and roll are frozen, cook 50 seconds (_____) at 100% power.
|mustard, ketchup, relish
Unwrap hot dog and
garnish with desired condiments.
Photo Diary of Recipe Preparation
(1) Put frankfurter in roll and place on corner of paper towel.
Fold towel deli-style:
(2) fold corner of towel over roll.
(3) fold one side corner over roll,
(4) fold 2nd side corner over roll, and
(5) wrap rest of towel around roll.
(6) Entire towel now wrapped around roll.
(7) Place Hot Dog on microwave oven tray and cook.
(8) Add condiments after cooking. Serve.
|Click on an image to see a larger picture.
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Note: Cooking times are for a 700-watt
oven. For best results with this and any other microwave recipe, please be sure to go to
Timing of the Microwaving Tips
section for a complete explanation of timing in the microwave. (We provide conversion charts to help you find
the correct times for your oven!)
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