Zesty Potatoes With Sour Cream & Chives

"Here's another quick and easy zip 'n steam recipe from Zip Lock. These are so fast and taste wonderful. I fix these about every other week for my family."
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  • Combine all ingredients except chives and sour cream into medium or large zip 'n steam bag.
  • Shake to mix ingredients and place bag in microwave.
  • Cook on full power for 7 minute or until tender.
  • Allow bag to sit in microwave for 1 minute before handeling.
  • Gently shake to distrubute seasonings.
  • Carefully open bag and remove contents.
  • Sprinkle with 1 tbs chopped chives.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with sour cream if desired.

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  1. runningwild69
    Excellent side dish! I've made twice it now. I changed the servings to 1 and micorwaved in a covered bowl for 4 minutes.
  2. WiGal
    Easy, quick, and tasty! Fits our lifestyle to a tee. I made as posted and liked the combination of flavors. I did not add sour cream as we watch our fat intake. Thanks gertc96 for sharing.
  3. bmcnichol
    I needed a quick side for dinner so made this. I did make a few changes as I was afraid the seasoning would be too strong for my family. I cut the garlic powder and chili powder down to 1/2 teaspoon and omitted the salt. I followed the rest of the recipe as written. Made for an easy side dish.
  4. queenofeats
    This was a great accompaniment to a simple peppercorn pork tenderloin bought from the store. Used the bowl method since I didn't have the right kind of Ziplock - no problems, but I did need about five minutes longer in the microwave. I will definitely be doing this again - it's so much less work than doing full blown baked potatoes when I'm in a hurry!
  5. 2Bleu
    Yummy! What a great way to fix potatoes. I didn't have a ziplock bag designed for the microwave, so I used a covered bowl and it worked fine. I also omitted the chili powder for personal preference. When the potatoes were done, I tossed them with some shredded cheddar and bacon bits, then the chives and sour cream for a casserole type dish. :)


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