How I Make Eggs In the Microwave (And Why Everyone Else Should, Too)

Time to start making better use of your microwave!

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April 14, 2021
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I’m just going to come out and say it — I am a fan, like a big fan, of making scrambled eggs in the microwave. Are you going to get the coveted fluffy and creamy texture that a low-and-slow cooking method on the stove will give you? Okay, probably not (at least not as easily). But, what you will get is a protein-packed breakfast that requires minimal effort and is achieved in minutes. For anyone who wants to feel full and satisfied after eating breakfast but doesn’t want the hassle, this method is a dream come true.

I’ve experimented with various vessels to cook my microwave eggs in, but none have been easier or more aesthetically pleasing than these two ceramic egg cookers from Uncommon Goods.

Both promise breakfast with just one minute of cooking or less, which I’ve found to be certainly true. After a little experimentation, I’ve found a perfect method for the creamiest eggs that will make you rethink ever turning to your stove top again. Once I’ve cracked two eggs into the cooker (I thoroughly enjoy both the version with the handle and without), I give them a quick whisk and set my microwave’s timer to one minute and 30 seconds. Every 15 seconds, I stop the microwave to give the eggs a good stir until I’ve reached the perfect consistency.

This method results in a much runnier scramble (which makes clean up a little bit tougher), but it’s ideal for spreading over a piece of toast or a rice cracker. If you stick to the cookers’ instructions, which call for a one-minute-straight cook time, the eggs will slide right out of the non-stick ceramic and produce a more well-done egg round, which is still great if you’re making a quick breakfast sandwich.

This tiny gadget is easy to store, and the fact that they are non-stick and dishwasher-safe makes clean-up a no-brainer. It's safe to say they've completely changed the way I think about a quick microwaved breakfast.

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