Microwave poppadoms

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Microwave poppadoms
Microwave poppadoms
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:74
Ready in:8 minutes
Cook time:2 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:22nd March 2017
Cooked after just a minute or so
Arrange in a bowl (plastic is best)

When I saw Jamie Oliver cooking poppadoms in a microwave on 15 Minute Meals, I wondered if it was some kind of trick. Surely there's not enough moisture in a poppadom to enable it to puff up?

Well there is and it works perfectly - I think they are much nicer than deep fried poppadoms which always taste greasy and unhealthy.

If you really must have a 'fat-kick' with your papadums, then first brush them with a tiny amount of butter or olive oil.

They won't puff up if they are lying on top of each other, or if they are flat on the turntable.


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  1. Arrange 4 poppadoms at a time in a plastic bowl so they stand up independently.
  2. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, checking progress as you go.
  3. Remove ony that have fully puffed up and continue until all are nice and puffy.
  4. Leave to cool for 3 or 4 minutes after cooking because they don't become crisp until they have cooled down.

=Chef's notes

You do not need special 'microwave poppadoms' for this recipe. This works for any type of poppadom (or papadum, if you so wish!).

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