Cooking eggs in the microwave

Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, used for all kinds of dishes and sauces. I like the odd egg for breakfast (that’s a lie, I have them at least every weekend) and my favouite kind has to be (perfectly) boiled fresh eggs with soldiers. Not only does it make you feel like a kid again, but you get the wonderful yolk without changing it in any way. It’s undoubtedly the test of the quality of an egg.

However, after a few beers the night before, or during the week when you need a more fulfilling brekkie before work, sorting out a boiling pan and setting the timer for six minutes can seem like a bit of a chore. Depending on thr number of beers, naturally.

Enter, the microwaved egg! The best thing about geting a McDonalds breakfast, apart from the fact it’s easy, is getting a McMuffin. But you can make a considerably nicer and less greasy one yourself with no bother. Oh and you avoid being judged by people who think you’re a proud foodie.

Having been pursuaded over a number of weeks by my Dad to try microwaved eggs, I finally caved in and did so. It was a just one egg mixed in a 1pt Pyrex jug with a spoon of soft cheese and seasoning and served in a toasted muffin.

Since then I’ve fallen victim to a microwaved egg obsession and have been quaffing them on a regular basis. My serving suggestion is as follows:


  • One muffin
  • One (preferably large) egg
  • Seasoning
  • A few flecks of a cheese like Gruyere or Cheddar

Directions: (listen up because this is very complicated)

  • Halve your muffin and put it in the toaster
  • Break the egg into a ramekin dish or a smallish Pyrex jug and add some seasoning. It helps if the jug is about the same size as the muffin. Mix the egg up in the dish with a fork
  • Cut some small flecks of cheese and add them in
  • Microwave for about 30 seconds on full power and then mix it all up again with the fork. Then give it another 10 seconds
  • Butter the muffin, which probably just popped and use a butter knife to get the egg out of the ramekin in one piece.
  • Scoff in seconds before running out the door to work

2 thoughts on “Cooking eggs in the microwave

  1. This is a great way to cook your eggs if you want to mix them with something else. One classic recipe is scrambled egg with smoked salmon. Cook it this way and it works really well. Other possibilities are to mix the egg with ham, cream cheese, pesto or even worcestershire sauce. The last of these looks awful but tastes quite good.

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