Microwave Hints


To make dry bread crumbs, cut six slices bread into 1/2 inch cubes. Microwave in a three (3) quart casserole 6 to 7 minutes or until dry, stirring after three (3) minutes. Crush in a blender.


To drain the fat from hamburger while it is cooking in the microwave oven (one pound cooks in five *5) minutes on high), cook it in a plastic colander placed inside a casserole dish.


Re-fresh stale potato chips, crackers, cereals or other like snacks by putting a plateful in the microwave oven for about 30 to 45 seconds. Let stand for one minute to crisp.


Using a round dish instead of a square one eliminates overcooked corners.


When preparing chicken, place meaty pieces around the edges and boney pieces in the center of the dish.


Shaping meatloaf into a ring eliminates an uncooked center. A glass set in the center of the dish can serve as a mold.