This Is How I Make Eggs at Work In Less Than Two Minutes

Turns out, microwaved eggs aren't so bad after all.

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October 24, 2019
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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? OK, probably not (at least not as easily). But, what you will get is an office-approved, protein-packed breakfast that requires virtually no pre-planning and very minimal effort. As someone who is constantly in a state of frantically running out of the house each morning, microwaved eggs are basically a dream come true.

I’ve experimented with various vessels to cook my microwave eggs (typically opting for an admittedly unsustainable disposable coffee cup), 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 is certainly true. And, 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), which is 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.

I love to keep my egg cooker at work, a carton of eggs in my office’s refrigerator and a sleeve of rice crackers at my desk. It means I have a few weeks worth of breakfasts at my fingertips that will actually keep me full until lunch.

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