How to Microwave an Egg


Eggs are one of the simplest and most satisfying ingredients available. While eggs can be scrambled or poached fairly quickly on the stove, cooking an egg in the microwave is by far the fastest and easiest way to go. By following a few simple steps, you can quickly learn how to microwave an egg.

Part 1
Poached Egg

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Any microwave-safe mug or bowl will work fine, but those with circular, flat bottoms work best. You'll end up with an egg in a convenient patty shape, perfect for serving on toast or an English muffin.

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Dip a paper towel in a little bit of vegetable or olive oil and smear the oil around the inside of the bowl. You could also spray the mug or bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Melting butter into the bowl is another option.

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Be careful so you don't break the yolk.

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Just pour it right on on top of the egg.

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Use a microwave-safe plate or paper towel. This will help prevent any splatters from dirtying your microwave oven.

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Place it in the microwave and cook it on the highest power setting for 35 seconds. When it's done cooking, remove the paper towel and inspect the egg. If the white is still liquid, put it back in the microwave and cook for an additional 10 or 15 seconds. Microwave wattages will vary, so adjust these cooking times as needed based on your microwave's power. When the white is no longer runny, it is done cooking. This cooking temperature results in a medium-cooked. If you want the yolk to stay runny, cook the egg at 50 percent power for about 60 seconds. Keep cooking until the white is set but the yolk is still runny.[1] For a hard-cooked egg (similar to a hard-boiled egg) cook on the highest power setting for 60 seconds.

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Uncover the bowl and run a knife around the edge of the egg to loosen it. It should slide out easily onto your toast or a plate. Serve the egg as desired.

Part 2
Scrambled Egg

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Any microwave-safe mug or bowl will work fine.

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Dip a paper towel in a little bit of vegetable or olive oil and smear the oil around the inside of the bowl. You could also spray the mug or bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Melting butter into the bowl is another option.

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Be careful so you don't break the yolk.

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You can use cream if you prefer creamier scrambled eggs.

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Mix up the yolk, the white and the milk until the mixture is pale yellow and smooth.

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Use a microwave-safe plate or a paper towel.

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Place it in the microwave and cook it for 45 seconds, then remove it from the microwave.

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Remove the cover and stir the mixture to fluff up the eggs. Add a tablespoon of shredded cheese, a small handful of scallions, or another topping if you'd like.

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Check to see that the egg is set. If it still looks runny, give it another 15 seconds.[2]

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Use a fork to fluff it up. Your scrambled egg is ready to eat.

Part 3
Omelet

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Choose one with a wide, flat bottom, since this will be the shape of your omelet. The larger the base, the wider and thinner your omelet will be.

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Dip a paper towel in a little bit of vegetable or olive oil and smear the oil around the inside of the bowl. You could also spray the mug or bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Melting butter into the bowl is another option.

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Use a fork to beat them until smooth.

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Pour in a tablespoon of milk, a pinch of salt and a shake of black pepper.

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Anything goes, as long as your fillings are chopped or shredded into small, bite-sized pieces. Try the following delicious fillings in your microwaved omelet: Shredded cheddar or swiss cheese Chopped onions Chopped peppers Chopped tomatoes Chopped spinach Chopped ham, bacon or sausage (precooked)

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Use a microwave safe plate or a paper towel.

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After it's finished cooking, check the omelet to see if it's set. If it still needs more time, microwave for another 30 seconds. Keep going until it's fully cooked.

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Use a spatula to help it out of the bowl if necessary.

Part 4
Mini Quiche

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Choose one with a wide, flat bottom and tall sides.

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Dip a paper towel in a little bit of vegetable or olive oil and smear the oil around the inside of the mug. You could also spray the mug with non-stick cooking spray. Melting butter into the mug is another option.

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These will form the quiche's "crust." Crush up the crackers and pour them into the bowl.

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In a separate bowl, beat together two eggs and a tablespoon of milk. Add a pinch of salt, a shake of pepper, and a handful of your favorite quiche fillings. Here are a few ideas: Chopped ham, bacon or sausage (precooked) Chunks of feta cheese Shredded gruyere cheese Chopped spinach Chopped tomatoes

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It will cover up the crackers and rise up the sides of the bowl.

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Use a plate or a paper towel.

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Microwave it on high for 3 minutes. Check the quiche when it's finished cooking to make sure it's set.

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Scoop it out with the spoon and enjoy.[3]