Today I had one of those “Why didn’t I think of that!?!” moments.
I think I’ve shared before that we go through a lot of eggs in this house. They are gluten-free, high in protein, can be cooked a zillion different ways, and we just really like the way they taste. No. 3 son has an egg sandwich every morning before school! And every morning I drag the cast iron skillet out (which is no easy task by the way! Those things weigh a TON!) to cook the “egg” part of the egg sandwich. So why in the world have I never thought to make the EGG part of his sandwich in the microwave? I have no answer for that.
I’m a bit embarrassed to even admit this, but it was quite the revelation today when my friend Nicole, over at the Small Fry Blog, shared her “recipe” for super cinchy microwave eggs with me. Sometimes the most obvious things just completely escape me. It’s actually quite frightening sometimes. lol.
At the risk of appearing completely cooking illiterate to you seasoned home chefs…I present to you Nicole’s “recipe” complete with the beautiful pictures she took! She’s the only person I know who can make microwave eggs look like art! ;-)
Nicole’s One-Minute Eggs
Step 1-crack 2 eggs into a microwave safe bowl. (make sure to pierce the yolks with a toothpick or a fork to prevent an “eggsplosion”)
Step 2-cover bowl with plastic wrap.
Step 3-microvave for 1 min 15 seconds (for two eggs). add 15 seconds for each additional egg.
Step 4-carefully remove from microwave (bowl will be hot!), remove plastic wrap and fluff with fork.
Not only were these ridiculously easy to make…they were every bit as tasty as the kind I make on the stove. I ended up making 3 batches of eggs. One for me, one for the hubster, and another one for me. :-) It just happened to be dinnertime and I just happened to be really hungry!
After those three batches I made a few tweaks to Nicole’s “recipe” and now I’m pretty sure these will become a go-to meal option around here.
- Instead of 1 minute 15 seconds…I did mine for one minute flat. I like them a tiny bit yolk-y. (Of course this time will vary based on the strength of your microwave.)
- I salted and peppered the eggs before I put them in the microwave.
- One batch I scrambled with a fork before cooking, but I think I’ll stick with the whole yolk version.
- And finally, I added just a little bit of butter to the eggs when they came out of the microwave. It made them a little less dry and tasted a little more like my pan-fried eggs.
If you like poached eggs, you could add a little water and a splash of vinegar to the bowl and cook the same way.
Thank you Nicole for enlightening me today! And for making my blog pretty with your beautiful images.
OK….come on….someone please tell me I’m not the ONLY one who didn’t now about microwaving eggs!? Please??? ;-)