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    Use Your Potto For Quick Veggies

    By thomas | March 12, 2008

    In a comment to my last tip about using your potto to reduce your wait time for boiling water, helpful reader Pouncy gives this tip:

    I use it for thawing frozen veggies in a flash. No cooking, just soak in hot water for about 30 seconds and drain for wonderful peas and corn. It makes really quick oatmeal and al dente instant ramen, too!

    What a great idea! Pull your frozen corn out of the freezer, put some in a bowl, pour 90 degree water from your potto, wait thirty seconds and you’re done! It’s easy enough to make a snack of it.

    Do you have any denki potto tips? Kitchen tips in general? Drop a comment!

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    One Response to “Use Your Potto For Quick Veggies”

    1. TedinAsia Says:
      September 11th, 2008 at 11:57 am

      Greetings, just came upon this wonderful site via the Japan Times article… Well done.

      Many many years ago when I was working in a very old trading company in Osaka, old building, smoke stained walls, etc. At 17:00 we would always have a 15min tea break with a small snack provided by the company. (This apparently was to hold us over till our 21:00 dinner break)…these were the old days.

      In the summer we all got a hard boiled egg, every day on rotation it was someone’s duty to take the eggs out an hour before so they warm up and wont crack, then we would put them in a plastic bag with a little tap water then submerge the bag in the potto with the top hanging out, close up the lid and in about 20 min we had a nice hard boiled egg with our tea. 15 min gets you a nice onsen tamago. 4 Seasons and 4 different treats, Spring pickles, Summer tamago, Fall baked sweet potatos & Winter baked omochi on the gas heater. We still try to carry on the tradition with the family now on the weekends in Sendai.
      Be well, br, T

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