Once I tried to poach an egg via the microwave. I followed these instructions:
1. Fill a mug 1/3 to 1/2 full with water.
2. Gently crack an egg into the mug, being careful not to break the yolk.
3. Place the mug in the microwave, and set it to run a minute on high power. Stay by the microwave.
4. Listen carefully. Very soon, you will hear a soft “popping” sound: This means the egg is done! Stop the microwave right away, or you will have a horribly overcooked egg!
5. Carefully (the mug may be hot!) remove the mug from the microwave. Use a soup or serving spoon to gently scoop your poached egg out.
Looks easy enough.
I did everything step by step. Except when I got to step #4, instead of hearing a soft “popping” sound, I heard a loud splat. Great, the egg exploded, and I was left with a messy microwave. Never got to step #5.
Apparently, I needed to poke a hole in the yolk and cover the mug atleast. Lesson learned: Cook an egg the normal way. Haha.
Little do I know, I’ll be trying to microwave an egg again in the coming months to come.
For some crazy reason, when we did grocery on the day we moved in, I got a box of eggs, not thinking about how to be able to cook them.
You see, we don’t have a stove yet in our new house so the only way for us to eat is to order delivery. Or sometimes, we bring back food from our parent’s houses, haha. Then we heat the food with our trusty microwave!
So there we are again. Me, an egg and the microwave. But this time, I came prepared!
I was able to buy this nifty gadget from S&R. It’s called a Microwave Cooking Egg Poacher.
Coooool, huh? I know, right! You should have been there when I discovered it. I was practically giddy, haha.
It came with the following instructions:
1. Put 1/4 teaspoon butter or cooking oil. Add 1/2 teaspoon water in cup of Egg Poacher.
2. Break egg into cup of Egg Poacher and cover.
3. Prick the egg yolk with a fork or toothpick before putting it in the microwave.
4. Put in the microwave for 30 seconds for soft egg yolk and 45 seconds for hard egg yolk.
And this is how my egg came out!
Hahaha. Not exactly “poached” to perfection! It came out looking like a fried egg… but I think that’s because I forgot to add the 1/2 teaspoon water. Following instructions FAIL. *facepalm* But either way, atleast I have a way of cooking my eggs in the morning!
I also tried making scrambled eggs using the microwave.
Just beat eggs into a bowl, add your seasonings (salt, cheese, milk, etc), put in microwave for 45 seconds and you’re done! It’s not the same though. The scrambled egg I made tasted TOO bland for my taste. And that’s saying a lot since I like bland food. Next time I’ll try to add a little bit of vegetable oil.
Next project, microwaved hard boiled eggs. I’m praying they won’t explode :P
Ever microwaved eggs before?