For the last year or so, I’ve made it the habit of preparing eggs in some format in the morning — hearty start, good protein and fat to start the day, and an excellent way to recycle just about any leftovers from the night before and make them feel breakfast-y.
Problem is, on mornings where time is tight or when running on empty, heating up a pan to fry or scramble some eggs means one less snooze button press, or another 10 minutes late to work.
I’d read about microwaving eggs before, but I’d always dismissed it as foolish and gross. Turns out though, with quality ingredients and just a tiny bit more time, microwave eggs are quick, nearly mess-less, and can be pretty good. They’re never going to have the deliciousness of perfect sunny side ups or the luxurious feel of a tasty omelette, but for something that you can whip up with only a microwave in under 3 minutes, they’re pretty damn good.
- 1 large egg
- spices, I used:
- dill weed
- black pepper
- hot pepper flakes
- a teaspoon of olive oil or butter
- a teaspoon of cream or whole milk (optional)
- small slice of cheese, or pinch of grated cheese
- english muffin or toast
Put an english muffin or a couple slices of bread in the toaster. (Optional, of course — but eggs + bread are the best!)
Crack an egg into a bowl, add in dill weed, black pepper, hot red pepper flakes, and a pinch of kosher salt, and about a teaspoon of cream if you have it around, then scramble with a fork.
Use a paper town to smear olive oil (Or butter, if you roll that way.) around the edges of a ramekin, then dump the egg mixture in. Cut a small slice of cheddar cheese and place it on top.
Microwave for one minute. (This is in my shitty $20 Target microwave, if you have a legit microwave, you might want to cut down the time a bit.)
Inspect the eggs — they shouldn’t be runny. If they are, nuke ‘em for another 15 seconds or so. Extract the eggs with a fork or just dump them out vigorously onto your toast, which should be popping out of the toaster just about then. Enjoy!
Shockingly tasty, only two dishes dirtied, both dishwashable. And I dare you to look at that first picture and tell me that doesn’t look good. Mmm.