How to Cook Eggs in the Microwave

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Eggs are a key ingredient in many recipes from baking a cake to creating a binding for crispy coconut shrimp.  Do not forget that they are a powerhouse stand-alone food, too! Wearing many hats, eggs can be incorporated into many dishes or be the star dish. And the best part? They can be prepared on the cooktop, in the oven, or in the microwave oven!

Perhaps you’re looking to cut back on dishes or do not have a cooktop handy to prepare an eggsellent dish. Microwaving eggs might not be the first method you think of when it comes to cooking them, but it can be a quick and simple way to whip up a delicious breakfast or snack. These three tips will give you advice on how to microwave eggs – scrambled, poached, and boiled!

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How to Make Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave

Scrambled eggs are one of the most popular ways to cook eggs, and they can be cooked in a microwave. To make scrambled eggs in a microwave, crack one or two eggs into a microwave-safe bowl, whisk them together, and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the eggs. Then, microwave for another 30 seconds and stir again. Repeat this process until the eggs are cooked to your desired consistency.


How to Poach an Egg in the Microwave

Poached eggs are a delicious and mindful breakfast option, and they can be easily cooked in a microwave. To make poached eggs in a microwave, fill a microwave-safe bowl with water, and then crack an egg into the bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute, and then check to see if the egg is cooked to your liking. If not, continue microwaving in 10-second intervals until it is cooked to your desired consistency.


How to Boil Eggs in the Microwave

Boiling eggs is a popular way to cook them, but it can take a long time. With a microwave, you can cook boiled eggs in just a few minutes. To make boiled eggs in a microwave, place one or two eggs in a microwave-safe bowl, and cover them with water. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, depending on your desired level of doneness. Let the eggs cool before peeling.  While you can technically boil eggs in the microwave, we do not recommend it. We recommend sticking to the tried and true method of boiling eggs on a cooktop.


It’s important to note that microwaving eggs can be tricky and could lead to explosive results if not done correctly. Be sure to follow these tips and keep a close eye on the eggs while they cook to help prevent any mishaps. When cooking eggs in the microwave, it’s important to keep an eye on them and check them frequently to prevent overcooking or undercooking. Also, be careful when handling hot bowls and plates. With a bit of practice, you can create delicious and simple egg dishes using just your microwave!

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