I cracked three eggs into a bowl while talking to a coworker today. She was in the kitchenette fixing her lunch while I was preparing mine. I threw the shells in the garbage and moved around her to grab a fork.
Now, this woman is grandmotherly so she moves a little slowly. She was standing in front of the microwave just looking at my eggs.
“What are you doing with those eggs,” she asked.
“Scrambling them,” I replied.
“Where are you going to cook them,” she questioned.
“In the microwave,” I replied.
“I had no idea you could do that,” she responded.
It’s true. I make scrambled eggs in the microwave.
Apparently this isn’t a common practice as this isn’t the first time I’ve received this response.
Several years ago, I mentioned to my sister-in-law that one of my go-to breakfasts was screambled eggs. She said she didn’t have time for all that. I was confused. I said, “you crack an egg in a bowl and pop it in the microwave for a minute or so.”
She stared at me like I was crazy.
This is a thing right?
I mean my parents did this my entire life. Microwave scrambled eggs were almost a daily occurance until my dad started opting for hard boiled in the morning. My kids eat them. They are fluffy. They are yummy. They are easy to make. Why aren’t they more popular?
I’ve microwaved everything from pasta (thanks to my Tupperware pasta cooker), a cake (thanks to my Tupperware Stack Cooker), corn on the cob, sweet potatoes, oatmeal and I’ve melted chocolate. Microwaving eggs does not seem that far-fetched.
When I told my dad that people thought this microwaved egg thing was weird. He responded with “What do they use their microwaves for?”
I’ve perfected my egg-cooking over the years.
- Use a ceramic bowl and spray it with some Pam or rub some butter over it to keep the eggs from sticking.
- Start with a minute at a time. Stir and check. Then add time in 30-second increments. Don’t overcook the eggs.
- Apply a little butter right after it comes out from the microwave. This helps keep it moist if you’ve overcooked it.
So tell me, friends, what things do you make in the microwave that might seem strange to others? And more importantly, do you make microwave scrambled eggs?