Summer is the time to bust out the pressure cooker! A pressure cooker is great for fast and easy meals, especially when you don't want to heat up your house with an oven.
One of our favorite side dishes is the Lipton Onion Soup roasted potatoes. We love the roasted onion flavor, but didn't want to heat up the oven. The recipe is on the box, but in my opinion, it uses way too much oil.
What to do? I love roasting the potatoes using the recipe that came with my Cuisinart electric pressure cooker and thought, "Why not make a Lipton Onion version?"
Roasting potatoes is very easy using the electric Cuisinart on the "browning" setting. I used 3 T. oil and once browning started, I stirred the potatoes every so often to give the other pieces a chance to brown. This took about 5-10 minutes.
I opened an envelope of Lipton Onion Soup mix and added 1/3 c. of water. Most recipes using this pressure cooker call for at least 1/2 c. of water, to prevent scorching. Mixed the seasoning, water, and poured it directly on top of the potatoes.
Closed the cooker and set it on HIGH for 5 minutes. This pressure cooker has a GREAT safety feature: If there is very little liquid or TOO much liquid, it will automatically SHUT OFF. You gotta love that!
The result? Awesome "roasted" potatoes full of the Lipton Onion flavor with none of the extra oil, fuss, and muss. If you don't have a pressure cooker, isn't it about time?
Pressure Cooked Lipton Onion Potatoes
3 T. vegetable oil
2 lbs. medium red potatoes, halved
1 envelop Lipton Onion Soup mix1/3 cup water
Put 3 T. butter into cooking pot of pressure cooker. Select BROWNING. Stir in potatoes.
Stir occasionally so the oil coats all potatoes and begins to brown, about 5-10 minutes.
Add water to soup mix and stir. Pour mixture over potatoes.
Lock lid. Select HIGH pressure, set timer for 5 minutes.
When you hear the beep, use QUICK release method to release pressure.Remove lid carefully, and serve.