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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.


Sesame Beef Strips

beef, microwave

1 lb beef flank steak
4 finely chopped green onions
1 (about 1/3 cup)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
2 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry
1 teaspoon sugar
1 pkg (16 oz) frozen oriental
1 vegetable combination,
1 cooked
1 cherry tomatoes
1 parsley sprigs

Partially freeze steak to firm.Slice steak,diagonally,across the grain into 1/4" strips.Combine green onions,soy sauce,sesame seeds, rice wine and sugar.Place beef strips and marinade in plastic bag or utility dish,stirring to coat.Close bag securely or cover dish. Stirring once,marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes. Remove beef from marinade;reserve marinade.Thread beef strips loosely (weaving back and forth) on eight (9 to 10") bamboo skewers. Arrange skewers,not touching each other,in a 1 1/2 qt. rectangular microwave baking dish.Brush with reserved marinade;cover with waxed paper.Turning skewers over midway through cooking (bring inside to outside),microwave on high for 4 minutes.Rearrange skewers again and microwave on high 1 minute or until beef is slightly pink.(Do not overcook.)Let stand,covered,2 minutes.Serve skewered beef strips on bed of cooked Oriental vegetables.Garnish with cherry tomatoes and parsley.Makes 4 servings.