How to Microwave Eggs

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How to Microwave Eggs

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While cooking eggs in a pan is probably ideal, microwaves work surprisingly well and get the job done in less than 5 minutes with minimal cleanup. Serve them scrambled or poached on toast for an easy breakfast on-the-go.

Microwave Scrambled Eggs

Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 2 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

Ingredients:
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons shredded cheese (optional)
Salt, pepper and spices to taste

Directions:

1. Combine eggs and milk in a small bowl or mug and whisk with a fork.

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2. Microwave for 45 seconds on 80% power. Stir.
3. Microwave for 30 more seconds or until set.
4. Stir in shredded cheese and season with salt, pepper and spices to taste.

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Microwave Poached Eggs

Prep time: 1 minute
Cook time: 3 minutes
Total time: 4 minutes

Ingredients:
1 egg
Boiling water
2 tablespoons shredded cheese (optional)
Salt, pepper, and spices to taste

 Directions:

1. Pour boiling water into a small bowl or mug.
2. Crack egg carefully into water. Let sit for 2 minutes.

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3. Microwave for three to four 15-second increments (a total of 1 minute if you want a hard yolk).

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4. Remove from water with spoon.
5. Eat alone or serve on toast with cheese, salt and pepper.

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