Thursday, June 21, 2012

one minute egg magic-ness

now i'm a hippie in a lot of regards. but the more children i have, the more i realize that sometimes convenience is more valuable because it pays in sanity. and sanity is a hot commodity over here.

so i grew up doing this. making an egg in the microwave. it takes one minute. and brings about a fluffy perfectly cooked egg every time... quieting screaming children, 'round the world.
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it's perfect. well, probably minus some nutrients because you microwaved it, but that's neither here nor there at this point. considering we eat pretty healthy over here. minus my obsessive cookie baking.



wait, the more i type, the more i'm realizing we sound unhealthy. judge away, friends. your dagger thoughts can't penetrate this computer screen. BOOM.

so here's what you do.
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1) grab a coffee mug and spray with non stick spray

2) crack the egg in there
 salt it, pepper it, throw in a teaspoon of salsa if you're feeling festive. tear up a couple spinach leaves if you want to zap the nutrients out of those too.

3) beat it. you want to get some air in there.

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4) microwave for one minute

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boom goes the dynamite. a perfect egglet.
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enjoy the one minute piece of sanity when kids are hungry and screaming.

don't say i never told you anything helpful.

p.s. you can do two eggs at a time but bump up the time for 2 minutes. i wouldn't do any more than that because the egg will spill over the cup.

28 comments:

  1. stop it....i never knew....whats for breakfast tomorrow you ask....eggs! xxoo

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  2. I would totally steal this idea if my kid would eat eggs. *sigh*

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  3. thank you for this! i've always wondered how to cook eggs in the microwave. :)

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  4. My kids are egg eating fools and I've never prepared their eggs this way. Mucho thanks for this tip. I have a microwave egg poacher which gets a thumbs up too.

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  5. Yep! One of my favorite little quick breakfast tricks! So happy to hear other people do this - I was feeling slightly guilty for not dragging out the ol' skillet in the morn.

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  6. lol...
    i have most definitely microwaved eggs.
    and they taste nice and fluffy.
    and you don't have to wash a frying pan or a spatula.
    easy, good, clean fun!!

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  7. If I had a microwave this would be awesome! I do love anything that pays in sanity :)

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  8. Well, since no one else has commented, I thought I would let you know that we totally rock this at our house from time to time :)

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  9. you are a genius and that's why you are the bomb! xoxox

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  10. You are amazing! I love your writing and story telling. I want to be your blogger friend forever!

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  11. We do the same thing...but add a tablespoon of cottage cheese before microwaving. Try it. It's magical. ;)

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  12. My dad and I use to make egg sandwiches in the microwave growing up. You can throw a piece of canadian bacon on top and a slice of cheese the last 10-15 seconds. Place it on bread/bagel/biscuit whatever. You have your own egg sandwich. :)

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  13. We have always done the same thing! It was a great way for our mother to help us become sufficient on our own. We however, made ours in a bowl. It comes out in a cup much prettier!!

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  14. Jami, thanks so much for this! My husband HATES eggs and my oldest son is allergic so I NEVER make eggs for just me. This will be a perfect way for me to enjoy something I like a lot without having to make a huge mess. Gonna go try it now!

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  15. Would it ruin it if you added some cheese?

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  16. i will try it but i will not defile a coffee cup with an egg. it wil have to be another glass cup.

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  17. Helllloo-- that is a cup full of awesomeness! Thank you so much for making my life so much easier. That was awesome! woohoo. egg in a cup. egg in a cup. egg in a cup.

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  18. Seriously, am I the only one that never knew one could do this in the micro with an egg. I WILL be trying this tomorrow in the a.m. Thank you.

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  19. hey there. i have been reading your blog for a few months now and i just think it's the bee's knees. --although that does seem like it'd be anatomically impossible. but i digress.
    look at that fluffy egg! earth. shattering. thanks for sharing. ;)

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  20. Omg I just made this about 2 hours ago and I can't stop talking about it. I'll never make eggs in a pan again. What the heck. No information has ever been so useful. Thank you! Greatest thing ever. Still in disbelief at why I've spent so much time cleaning pans when I could have made eggs like this the whole time.

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  21. I never met an egg I wasn't willing to eat.

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  22. my husband does this to add eggs -they are the perfect size and shape, of course -- to sandwiches. i had never had a regular non-breakfast sandwich with an egg prior to meeting him, but i love them. soooo easy.

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  23. True genius my little one loves eggs in any form.... This is peffect.... I think you could even toss some shredded cheese in their like a tiny omelet in a cup.....

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  24. brilliant. pinned it. doing it.

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  25. This style of egg cookin' has made itself at home... in my home. Thanks for the idea, it's perfect.

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  26. wow look how clean the inside of your microwave is

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  27. this is a blast back to my childhood...eggs cooked in the microwave...in a plastic bowl!!

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