Most people’s biggest fear with eggs and microwaves is an egg-explosion (eggplosion?), but cooking eggs in the microwave is really easy and can create some pretty tasty dishes too! Here are a few basic tips on microwave cooking and a few easy recipes to start with
Firstly, some important tips
Most importantly, never microwave an egg in its shell – it’ll definitely explode! The egg yolk tends to cook faster than the white, so dishes where the eggs are beaten tend to cook more evenly. Covering the container your egg is in also encourages more even cooking, along with stirring the dish (if you can).
The size of the egg determines how long it needs to be in the microwave, but remember, eggs are easily overcooked in the microwave – always use minimum times and add only small time increments before checking (e.g. 15 seconds).
A few simple dishes you can make
Microwave scramble eggs
Beat a large egg and add 1 tablespoon of water or milk. Then place in a microwave on high for 30 seconds. Give it a stir and then give it 10 more seconds (but keep a close eye).
For two eggs, beat two eggs, and add 2 tablespoons of water or milk and microwave for 45 seconds before stirring and giving it 20-30 more seconds (but keep a close eye).
Microwave fried eggs
Grease a plate with butter and then break an egg onto it. Use the tip of a knife to break the yolk membrane of the unbeaten egg to allow the steam to escape or you might be in for a popping! Cover it in cling film and then microwave for 2-3 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Beat 2 eggs and add 2 tablespoons of water. Microwave 1 teaspoon of butter on a plate for about 30 seconds, or until it has melted. Coat the bottom of the plate with the butter and add the egg onto the hot plate. Cover it tightly with cling film, leaving a small vent. Then Microwave on high for 1.5 to 2 minutes. When there is no visible liquid egg remaining at the top, add cheese or other fillings. Fold the omelette and serve.
Great! Now you’ve mastered microwavable eggs you can experiment with recipes. Maybe start off simple with a tuna omelette and then get more extravagant with a chorizo potato and pepper tortilla.
We have a whole bunch of tasty microwave egg recipes, so head on over and give them a try!