Recipe: Microwave Egg Creation

Microwave Egg Creation

I’ve recently become a big fan of Instagram and have met a lot of great people there.

I posted this picture this morning and promised everyone I’d post the recipe on the blog.  So…making good on that promise:  here you go!

The Tools:

  • 4-cup glass measuring cup (or microwave-safe bowl)
  • Measuring spoons (or a good eye!)
  • Wax paper
  • Table fork
  • Olive oil cooking spray (I like the one from Trader Joe’s)
  • Dinner plate

 

The What:

  • 2-3 eggs (2 is good for one serving; 3 is plenty for 2 servings)
  • 1 teaspoon water (if making 2 eggs) [2 teaspoons if making 3 eggs]
  • ½ a green or red pepper (or one sweet pepper) diced
  • 1 handful of fresh mushrooms (about ¼ cup)
  • Onion (you choose the amount; I use about 1-2 tablespoons) chopped
  • 1-2 slices low-sodium deli ham (torn into bite-sized pieces)
  • Big pinch of coarsely-ground black pepper
  • Big pinch of parsley
  • Dash of Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute (optional)
  • Teaspoon of butter (optional, but oh so good!)

 

The How:

  1. Gather up all your ingredients.
  2. Spray the inside of the measuring cup with the cooking spray.
  3. Break the eggs and add them to the measuring cup or bowl.
  4. Add the water (one or two teaspoons)
  5. Add the black pepper, parsley, and 21 Seasoning Salute (optional)
  6. Using the fork, whisk the eggs and seasonings all together
  7. Add the diced peppers, mushrooms, onion, deli-ham (or bacon)
  8. Use the fork and gently push the ingredients into the eggs
  9. Add the butter (optional – but really good!)
  10. Place a small square of wax paper on top of the cup (or bowl)
  11. Microwave on high for 3-1/2 minutes.
  12. Check eggs to make sure they are cooked all the way through; if not, continue to microwave in 30 second intervals to be sure they are fully-cooked.
  13. DO NOT OVERCOOK or you’ll end up with a rubbery egg creation (not good).
  14. Remove cup or bowl from microwave
  15. Carefully remove the wax paper (steam burns are no fun!)
  16. Gently glide the fork between the egg creation and the edge of the cup or bowl and slide it out onto a dinner plate.  Be careful:   It will be very hot!
  17. Add some tomato slices or avocado or radishes or cucumbers or cantaloupe or (use your imagination) to the plate.
  18. Sprinkle some coarsely-ground black pepper and a dash of sea salt (optional) over everything on the plate
  19. Enjoy!

Optional ingredients for the Egg Creation:

  • Replace the ham with 1-2 pieces of PRE-COOKED bacon (torn into bite-sized pieces)
  • Leave out the meat and go all veggie
  • Diced zucchini or yellow squash
  • Diced tomato
  • Chopped basil leaves
  • Chopped baby spinach leaves

 

Next time you’re looking for something quick and easy to make for breakfast, why not try a Microwave Egg Creation?  Let me know what you think!

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