Best French Potatoes

This is a no-fuss microwave potato dish that really makes a hit. I serve it for special occasions, as well as any old time. It’s from the book MICROWAVE COOKING by Beverley Piper.



1 12lbs potatoes, peeled and very thinly sliced
1medium onion, sliced into rings
3teaspoons butter
salt and pepper
6teaspoons milk
1pinch paprika


  1. Put the potato slices to soak in cold water.
  2. Put the onion rings into a bowl.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap, and pierce.
  4. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
  5. Grease a five cup casserole dish with a little of the butter.
  6. Layer the drained potatoes and onions in the dish, starting and finishing with the potatoes.
  7. Season each layer with salt and pepper.
  8. Pour the milk over the potatoes and dot with the rest of the butter.
  9. Sprinkle the top with paprika.
  10. Cover with plastic wrap, and pierce.
  11. Microwave on HIGH for 13 minutes.
  12. Rotate half-way through cooking time.
  13. Allow to stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving.

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