Cooked egg in a cup in microwave

@stary1 (6622)
United States
March 10, 2013 1:09am CST
This is cool. I sprayed my coffee cup with cooking spray, cracked an egg open and beat it with a little less than 1T milk. I added a little butter, 1/2 slice cheese and salt and pepper. I covered it with a paper towel and then microwaved it for 45 seconds... Surprisingly it was great!! I will continue to do this as a quick, easy clean up protein snack.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
11 Mar 13
I have done this. I first used a small bowl, and then one of those microwave cups, but never did it with cheese. I did it with paprika though. I would what it would be like with some finely chopped red peppers and garlic.
• Mexico
11 Mar 13
I also have a special cont. here that makes microwave omelettes. Its really neat. You can add all kinds of these to make a great omelette in the micro.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
11 Mar 13
I was thinking of getting one, but I am not that fond of omelettes. I like eggs either hard boiled or fried. So for me those microwave cups are good as I do not like taking off the shells after the eggs have been cooked.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
12 Mar 13
suspenseful Yummy..peppers and garlic sound great....but use why a bowl? That's just more clean up..am I the lazy one lol
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@owlwings (39229)
• Cambridge, England
10 Mar 13
You can cook all sorts of individual meals like this in a cup or mug in the microwave, including brownies, upside-down cakes, thai-style prawns and even a chicken casserole (with a chicken leg, vegetables and broth).
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• Philippines
10 Mar 13
really? how? i assume this will be individual size? wouldn't it take too long? we only use the microwave for popcorn.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
10 Mar 13
owlwings You are joking, right??
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@owlwings (39229)
• Cambridge, England
10 Mar 13
No, I'm not joking, Stary1. I first saw these recipes in a newspaper and I figured they MUST be on the net somewhere. After some serious searching I found a copy of the article I had seen here: http://www.mydailynews.com.au/news/miniature-meals-mug-and-microwave/1736650/ Now, beware, this is serious gourmet cooking for one and anyone who has a microwave at work could be the envy of their colleagues with a Fish Curry or Chicken, Bacon and Endive on their desk in less than five minutes. (I take no responsibility for anyone who gets the sack for making the office smell like a five-star restaurant). http://www.mydailynews.com.au/news/miniature-meals-mug-and-microwave/1736650/
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
10 Mar 13
Sounds like a good way to cook and egg, as just soft boiling it is too boring! I will try it soon, as that could be my lunch one day!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
10 Mar 13
sylvia13 I was really surprised..I didn't expect it to work, but all I could lose was one egg...it comes out like it's scrampled..I thought it was good..you can vary the cheese and someone told me they added other items like veggies??? Maybe I will try it..I am always loking for protein snacks and this could replace my hard boiled eggs...
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• Mexico
11 Mar 13
I have done it alot of times here, dont forget to add oil or butter. Or they will stick bad to cup.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
11 Mar 13
Thanks for the warning! I am sure my kids would love the egg prepared your way! I guess one could also add some tuna fish and I am sure it would also taste nice!
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
10 Mar 13
Isn't that great? I found that technique while back, and I dont' really like eggs, but I make them for my grand kids...the two oldest ones...love learning to cook from me so I taught them both how to do that. One was 10 when she learned and now at 12...makes her own breakfast and will occassional make it for after school snack, which is good as it is healthy and easy to make and no fire going on the stove and only ONE dish! The other one was 6 when I taught her...now 7 she loves to cook and make for herself... she loves watching cooking shows and say she wants to cook like Paula Deen...."but not with all that butter!". So it thrills her that she can make something to eat "all by myself with no mommy around"!. No, the two mom's at first werent' to happy with me for teaching them to do that as they wanted it every day and they said an egg every day isn't healthy (like they are both the picture of health) but then the newness wore off with the girls and now it is once a week and a snack maybe. I also had them dice up ham to put in. Before I found out about this, I made them scambled eggs with ham and cheese and let them whip up the eggs, one handful of cheese and then I would cut up the ham and they put it in, but then I cooked it on the stove. Now..they can do it themselves. The oldest is able to use the knife okay and the youngest, I let her use a table knife and she does fine and when all else fails...just tear the ham into little pieces! And it it cool to eat it in the mug and then just fill the mug with water in the sink to soak before either washing it or putting it in the dishwasher. Totally easy all the way around, and for others...maybe add anything else you would like...make it a nuked scambled omelett!
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
10 Mar 13
coffeebreak What a fabulous idea teaching kids to do this..I haven't thought of that since mine are grown and I have no grandchildren. Excellent idea for children Good suggestions of things to add..I will try that next..I love green peppers so maybe I'll try that..and ham sounds good.. lol I just thought maybe one could add green food coloring and ham for kids reading Dr. Seuss
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
11 Mar 13
You can add anything you want, even another egg if you want it. Just might need a bigger mug! My DIL makes green eggs and ham every year for her kids on St Patricks Day... they do enjoy it! Food color in the while scrambling the eggs. Works every time! If I do the eggs in a mug again for me.. I am going to add salsa and cheese. That will be great I think, but then again, I do live on salsa!
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
11 Mar 13
coffeebreak Sounds adorable..and I bet the kids love itI loved the Seuss story of green eggs and ham... I too LOVE salsa..but with chips, not eggs. I am still looking for an easy recipe because I can't always find Pace..my fav brand. I like ketchup with scrambled eggs... sounded awful to me, until I tried it.
• United States
11 Mar 13
what a great idea. I would never have thought about it like that. I'm going to try it one of these days too.
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• Mexico
11 Mar 13
Ive done it many , many times. Is good and a fast way to cook. Try it...
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
11 Mar 13
BettyandAnthony I am all excited about it because I look for healthy protein snacks especially when trying to loose a few pounds...
@angel107 (311)
• Germany
10 Mar 13
Great to hear this. I also have done this before but it was not as savvy as your egg with butter and cheese. Just plain egg with olive oil. It also tasted good.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
10 Mar 13
angel107 Seems almost everyone knew about this but me Your use of Olive oil is probably healthier than spray and butter... A little olive oil everyday is good for us.
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@angel107 (311)
• Germany
10 Mar 13
:-)
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
10 Mar 13
Great, stary1, but please don't cook an egg without, scrambling, beating or whipping it..it explodes, and is ONE nasty mess to clean up! EGADS! But, I would also like to add, my friend, that in this Microwave, 45 seconds seems to be the perfect time...CAUTION tho, all Micro's are of a different wattage and if I tried this in my Micro...45 seconds would turn it into RUBBER! LOL! Higher wattages mean different cooking lengths..and in mine it would be TWO at 15 seconds...with stirring in between! Is breakfast ready yet?
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
10 Mar 13
pergammano.. I always cover things just to be safe in he micro..however my hubby doesn't always...so he then gets a lecture I remember seeing microwaves that are splattered and I find them disgusting. There is no reason whatsoever that a microwave should ever be dirty... TY..I didn't know the egg would explode unless stirred but it makes sense and I would assume it would explode with the shell on. I have since looked up microwaving eggs and they do say to poke the yolk if making sunny side up.
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• Canada
10 Mar 13
Obviously you have never had anything really explode in the Micro...My Lord, WHAT A MESS...things that are sealed with a skin, will blow any cover off, you have on it. I zap lemons and limes, to get the highest amount of juice out of them..just 10 seconds in mine...but it is 1100 Watts! For me, it is really important that I am cautious, and tend to use less time than I think...and then re-cook if needed! I DO NOT follow what recipes say...just because they easily overcook! Have fun making a treat!!!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
11 Mar 13
pergammano No nothing has exploded but I hate messy microwaves and often clean up after hubby. I remember at work the microwaves were so disgusting I didn't want to use them. Some people are little piggies... I don't understand microwaving lemons and limes...how and why do you do that? I would think the juice would be good to clean the micro if it happened to explode...
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Mar 13
Well, aren't you the smart one?! I guess I shouldn't tell you that you can also microwave bacon in there. Yum!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
10 Mar 13
celticeagle LOL I can't tell if you are being sarcastic..but seriously I didn't know I could cook an egg in a cup in the micro... Oh I know about bacon..my hubby does it a lot and doesn't use enough paper towels so the dish stays greasy. until I clean it ..
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Mar 13
I wasn't being sarcastic. Just wanted you to laugh. Thought it was cute. There used to be a microwave dish especially made for cooking bacon. It had a plate on top with grids, then that fit into a square container. The grease dripped into the container so there wasn't much of it to contend with.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
10 Mar 13
celticeagle I did laugh I don't know the dish to which you are referring but I remember having one that was gray. It was one piece with grids and one would place bacon over the grids and the grease would collect in the bottom. It was soooo messy we stopped using it and switched to paper towels...
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• United States
11 Mar 13
What a great idea! My boyfriend puts a single egg in a bowl and microwaves or nukes it for a minute. I think I'll try this with some shredded colby jack cheese next time-sounds like you discovered a winner! Thanks for sharing.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
11 Mar 13
scorpiobabes TY..I read it from a discussion on a board. I was surprised to read it and even more surprised when I posted it here that so many knew all about this..good luck, hope you like it...I tried crab meant today and it was yummy..
• United States
11 Mar 13
I've been teaching myself to cook more, but haven't really spent as much time with the microwave. I think it's because electricity is WAY more expensive than cooking gas here. Is there a website that you used?
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
13 Mar 13
scorpiobabes yum!! your steak sounds FABULOUS Now I am hungry...steak and baked potatoes are always a good choice imo
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
11 Mar 13
My mom used to do that all the time here. shed put alittle butter in it, and cook. it was fast.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
11 Mar 13
I also think this way one can cook egg very fast.
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• Mexico
11 Mar 13
Yes, its done in a few minutes time. very easy as well.
• China
11 Mar 13
Thanks for your sharing and i would like to try it but without adding pepper for i have that smell. Probably i would try to add some vanilla instead. Anyway, i appreciate so much for this easy and quick snack cook. For me, kind of a lazy person, using microwave would be the best choice.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
12 Mar 13
ArielAhhhh I share your laziness about cooking I would never think to put vanilla in an egg. is that good?? Sounds kind of strange..
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
11 Mar 13
I could remember eating something like this back during college, there was this burger corner in the canteen and they use eggs for the sandwiches and the eggs are micro waved cooked this way which i love too. I haven't tried this at home, i might later. Anyways have you tried those 5 minute cake baked in microwaves too?
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
12 Mar 13
jazel_juan no no no lol ...I am afraid if I tried cake in a cup in the micro I would get addicted to a fast and easy sweet and as is, I am always having to watch my weight...
@Candymin (145)
• China
11 Mar 13
Wow, What a great topic here! Stary1. I'm a super sweet teeth! Cooking eggs in a cup or other snack in microwave is easy and convenient for us even for children to do by ourselves. That's really fantastic idea.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
12 Mar 13
Candymin I first heard the idea on a social discussion site..I so wish I knew this when my children were young..they would have loved to make green eggs and hams since we read the Dr. Seuss story over and over and over.. If you have a sweet tooth look up making cakes in a cup in the microwave..I am afraid to even startthat
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
11 Mar 13
Poache egg in the microwave is great too. Cover the egg with two tablespoonfuls of water and cook in a cup for about 40 seconds, You have o djust it as to how runny yhou like your egg. Really wonderful snd non messy as well
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
11 Mar 13
cynthiann I like sunny side up but avoid it since the yolk is hard to warm..for me. Do you have to poke the yoke :) in poaching to keep it from exploding??
• United States
10 Mar 13
I quit microwaving as I read that all the vitamins are killed. Even water that is microwaved will not sprout seeds. Haven't tried that but I might just to see if it is true.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
11 Mar 13
Hopefull90 hmmm. really? I would have guessed some vitamins are lost, but do you think it is a significant amount? I'll do some research.. I do know if I microwave a cup of water and use instant coffee it tastes weird..but I rarely drink instant.
@bryanwmc (1052)
• Malaysia
10 Mar 13
i use the microwave to cook eggs all the time, 30 seconds in the MW and i can actually see the eggs cook thru the viewing glass. actually i do a lot of experimenting with the microwave and have discovered that it cooks just as well as a frying pan or pot.Instant noodles, i set the Microwave for 4 minutes with the noodles and ingredients all in and then just let it cook, lazy man style. as i do other stuff. 10 minutes later, open the oven and i m greeted with a cooked bowl of instant noodles.have done MW cooking of sausages, minced meat, chicken etc. and it works
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
11 Mar 13
bryanwmc Micros are great aren't they?? I never heard of cooking eggs in them until recently and I still use it mostly to reheat or warm
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
10 Mar 13
Isn't that also how you make an egg muffin? Or something, I forgot what it's called. But it sure sound so good, and here I thought I shouldn't cook eggs in the microwave.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
10 Mar 13
Raine38 LOL I am obvioiusly not a well rounded cook..I looked up egg muffin and you are right they are made in an oven. I first thought of egg muffin as what McDonalds advertizes..but that's an egg mcmuffin I would never have cooked eggs in the micro either before I heard about the cup...
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 13
Now that would be an excellent protein boost for those that go to the gym, want to build muscle and body build which I do! I don't have a microwave, but what I did do last night was put four eggs into a jug, beat them up put grated cheese in and plenty of red onion mixed it up and fried it, delicious! Loaded with protein and all done in just under 10 minutes!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
10 Mar 13
wolfie34 That sounds delicious..and vey healthy!! Eggs are such a wonderful food and so few calories and inexpensive too, especially if you have chickens ..but I don't
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@LovelyxOdd (1192)
• United States
12 Mar 13
I've made scrambled eggs in the microwave before. I've had people look look at me strangely when I've done this at times. Lol. It's quick and easy!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
12 Mar 13
LovelyxOdd Not anymore...seems it is very popular and many know about it...I love quick and easy
@Nursefrai06 (2498)
• Penrith, Australia
11 Mar 13
Wow, that sounds very good, good job for this. I think i will try this once i get myself my own microwave. This is awesome. Thanks again, take care.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
12 Mar 13
Nursefrai06 I am soooo happy you and others got something from this..at first I thought EVERYONE knew this except me... Thank you for sharing that!!