HOW TO COOK EGGS IN THE MICROWAVE (Easy and no clean up)
If you are like me you are busy, busy busy. You probably rely a lot on take-out, drive-through, and frozen food meals. That can become expensive and not as nutritious as cooking at home. Breakfast is the meal most of you miss altogether or it’s a fast-food coffee and egg on a bun. I like eggs in the morning but who wants to get out the pan and have the messy clean-up afterwards? Nothing is harder to get off than dried egg on your pans and dishes. Here is a wonderful way to cook eggs in the microwave.
You will need- a 1 quart storage zipper bag (the kind that you push together), cooking spray and two eggs, beaten or one cup egg substitute.
Spray the inside of the bag lightly with the cooking spray. Put the eggs inside and close the plastic bag, leaving just enough open to vent. Fold the top of the bag over about two inches Set the timer for 30 seconds on high (based on 1000 watt microwave,) Turn the bag over and cook for 30 seconds more. Check the eggs and if they are not quite done cook for another 15 seconds, remembering the eggs continue to cook in the bag, so if they need just a little more cooking just take them out and let them sit for a minute. Slide the eggs out of the bag and break them up with a fork and throw the bag away. If you use a paper plate you will have nothing to clean at all!
If you want to make an omelette, you can do that too in the microwave. After you put the eggs in the bag add grated cheese, cooked spinach,broccoli, asparagus, grated onions, herbs, mushrooms, cooked and diced meat or whatever you like in an omelette. You can add another egg or 1/4 cup of egg substitute. Keep in mind the cooking time will increase but continue to do the first minute in increments of 30 seconds, then 15 seconds until done. The same rule applies to let the omelette sit for one minute in the bag if you think it looks not QUITE done. Slide the omelette onto a paper plate and again you have a beautiful omelette and no clean-up, it’s free of fattening butter and oil. I’m a vegetarian and it’s a wonderful way of getting the protein I need in my diet.