At around 80 calories each and 7 grams of protein, eggs contain powerful nutritional value. They’re also an inexpensive source of protein, and depending on how they’re cooked, they can be lightly poached, fried, or served in the sun for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A quick and easy way to prepare them, especially for those with a small kitchen, is to use a microwave egg template.
Boil a poached egg in the microwave
Traditional recipes for poaching an egg, especially those found in dusty old cookbooks, make it a lot harder than it actually is. Mama may have made eggs the old-fashioned way: she slowly boiled a huge pot of water (never boiled), added a pinch of salt and vinegar, then slowly pushed the eggs into the water. hot, hoping the yolk wouldn’t explode. Thanks to the lightness of eggshells, today you can crack a few eggs in a microwave egg cooker and have eggs cooked to perfection in less than 60 seconds.
How to use poacher mugs
There are several brands to choose from including the Nordic Ware Egg Stencil, the Norpro Silicone Dual Microwave Egg Stencil and the Oxo Microwave Egg Cooker. Although the materials and design differ slightly, the instructions for making poached eggs in the microwave are similar for each model.
Crack 1 egg into each cup of the poached egg maker (most brands have a double cup design).
Gently pierce each egg yolk with a sharp knife and add 1/2 tsp. Water in each cup (on top of the egg).
If you’re only making one egg in a double-cup poacher, fill the empty cup about 3/4 full with water.
For an egg, cook for 30 to 45 seconds. Cook for two eggs for 45 to 60 seconds.
Let the eggs rest for about 30 seconds before removing them from the cups so that the eggs can finish cooking.
Can you make a sunny egg in the microwave?
The short answer is yes, and the result is a softer, crispier egg white and firmer egg yolk. Use a microwave-safe browning pan – it will get hot like a frying pan.
Heat the browning bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes.
Add about 1 teaspoon of butter to the pan (it should melt quickly; the pan is hot).
Crack a hot fried egg or two and use a sharp knife to poke the top of the yolk to make sure it doesn’t explode as it cooks.
Put the egg in the microwave and cook on high power for 45 seconds.
Make sure the egg white is firm and the yolk has set. Cook another 10 to 15 seconds if you want a firmer egg.
Take the plate out of the microwave and let the egg cool for a minute before serving.
Eat all of those poached eggs
Once you’ve mastered the one minute egg, these powerful proteins can be easily added to make nutritious meals. Eggs are a part of most diets, and they’re a staple in low-carbohydrate diets like keto. Here are some recipes on hand:
Poached eggs on avocado toast
Quinoa bowls with poached eggs
Curly and Bacon Salad
Ramen with bacon, egg and kimchi
Lentils with poached eggs
Cleaning of microwave egg boilers
The good thing about egg boilers is that they all have lids so microwave cleaning is almost non-existent. If you’ve ever tried cooking eggs in a microwave-safe bowl (with no lid), you’ve ever cleaned up exploding pieces of egg that cover almost every surface of the microwave. It’s pretty easy to clean the baking cups yourself. Rinse them off right after you use them to prevent the ice cubes from sticking to the cups, then wipe them dry with a soap sponge or place them on the top rack of a dishwasher. That’s it – no scrubbing required.