Swede

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maggie-

Swede

Can you microwave a swede?...it won't blow up will it?! : )

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Welshcookie

Swede

Peeled and in chunks and covered, I presume? Don't see why not. Potato is fine.

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maggie-

Swede

Errm not exactly. I read ages ago you could pop it in the microwave whole. (no peeling/chopping) for approx 15 mins (few turns) then slice the top off and scoop!

Best do a quick google before I pop it in!! : )

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Essex Girl

Swede in the Microwave

I often microwave it, but peeled and cut into thin shavings as if I was going to cook it in a saucepan.

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Welshcookie

Swede

Go on Maggie, I dare you!

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SonyaK

Swede

Well, you can do whole potatoes and sweet potatoes, so I don't see why not.
Just make sure the steam can escape i.e. the skin is broken (prick it with a sharp knife in lots of places) or it might explode!!

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maggie-

Swede

Did it! Throw caution to the wind...me!

Worked out really well. Tasty mash with a liberal dose of parmesan and black pepper for a shepherds pie.

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Essex Girl

Swede

Well done! Did you peel it before or after? How big was it and how long did it take?

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maggie-

Swede

No peeling Essex girl. I didn't prick it either! oops. It was quite a big un, rotund and portly.(not sure about weight) I gave it 2 blasts at 5 mins then 2 mins blasts , it was approx 16 mins total maybe a bit more... till it was soft. Then just like an egg, I lopped the top off and scooped the insides out.

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Essex Girl

Swede

Would you say it had more flavour as it hadn't been cooked with any water?

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maggie-

Swede

The swede was homegrown (not by me) so it did have nice flavour which it probably would have had however it was cooked. Initially I wanted to try this method because it was interesting. I also think if you microwave veg they retain more nutrients especially Vitamin C? Rather than boiling and disgarding the water. I have another one which I intend to roast...I like swede! : )

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Essex Girl

Swede in the Microwave

I had a go at it yesterday, Maggie, and think it's a brilliant way of cooking it. No more peeling and slicing for me. Thanks for the tip.

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Queen of Puds

Swede

Yep, I think I will have to give that a go too!! Sounds brilliant.

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maggie-

Swede

Glad you gave it a go. It does work a treat. Soo pleased it wasn't a fluke! : )

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Yummy

Swede

I did this yesterday....FABULOUS ! so much tastier (and more nutritional presumably) than boiling....
Will never boil a Swede again... and no pan to clean either !!!

 
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