I LOVE EGGS. I have them everyday and I feel really uncomfortable without them in my apartment. I love them scrambled, poached, steamed, fried, in a costume… Literally obsessed with them in all forms. But sometimes they’re just a lot of work, you know? You have to wait for the water to boil, or clean out the dirty pan before you use it (ya I’m lazy and I ain’t sorry)… So I was stoked to find out you can cook your eggs IN THE MICROWAVE!! If this is new to you, you’re welcome, I’m about to change your life.
Some people get kinda grossed out when I tell them this microwave trick, but seriously eggs taste eggcellent this way. Also, since you only have to zap it for about a minute, more nutrients stay intact.
It’s important that you use really fresh eggs so that they don’t thin out/ separate when you break them/ cook them.
There are two ways to cook your eggs in the microwave. The first is the easier way, and makes a perfect egg McMuffin kinda egg:
McEgg in the McRowave:
1.Crack the egg on a flat surface and into a mug with a flat base
- Use a fork for stab the yolk four or five times
- Microwave for 45 seconds
Tada! That’s it! You may have to adjust the microwave time based on the strength of your microwave but this should give you an egg with cooked whites and semi-runny yolk. Again, you can experiment and adjust the time for how well done you like your eggs. This is my preferred everyday method because it’s clean and so easy, and it is best for egg sandwiches.
The second way is to poach your egg in the microwave:
Poached Eggs in the Microwave:
- Fill a mug with 1/3 cup of water
- Crack the egg on a flat surface and into the mug
- Optional: some people have found that this method works well if you add a teaspoon of vinegar into the water as well but I don’t think it’s necessary
- Cover the mug with a plate and microwave for 50 seconds*
- Carefully scoop the egg out with a spoon or pour it out onto a sifter.
This will give you a poached egg without you having to wait for the water to boil on the stove, stir the pot with vinegar, etc.
*I’ve found the microwave time for this method varies a lot based on the specific microwave so play around! Sometimes after 50 seconds you can see that one part of the egg has cooked and another part hasn’t: use a spoon to spin the egg around in the water and microwave for around 10 more seconds if that is the case. The 50 second mark should give you a runny poached egg. If you want more of a hard-boiled egg consistency, just leave it in the microwave for a little longer.
I hope this saves you a ton of time in the morning! Enjoy!