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
- 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