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Perfect Scrambled Eggs - In The Microwave!

Updated on December 12, 2015
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Kevin was born in Stevenage New Town, UK in the summer of 1959, and graduated from Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge in 1980.

Food in the microwave

The microwave has become something of a byword for quick and nasty. It needn't be like that. You can cook just about anything in a microwave (including bread!), and if done properly will be just as, and sometimes even more delicious than normal. Scrambled eggs is a great example! -

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 1 min
  • Cook time: 3 min
  • Ready in: 4 min
  • Yields: 1


  • 2 eggs
  • Heaped teaspoon butter
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Garlic (crushed, granulated or salt, optional
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Microwaved Scrambled Eggs

  1. Melt about a heaped teaspoon of butter in a microwavable bowl. This should take only a few seconds.
  2. Break the eggs into the bowl and add salt, pepper, garlic and herbs to taste. Whisk the mixture and cook on full power for about a minute.
  3. Remove from oven and whisk up again. Some of the mixture should have solidified, the rest remaining liquid. Cook for another 15-20 seconds.
  4. This is the crucial stage - just keep a very close eye on the mixture, cooking in 5-10 second bursts and rewhisking until it is at your preferred consistency. I like mine a little runny.
  5. Serve on hot, buttered toast. Enjoy!


As the illustration shows, the bain-marie is basically a pot of boiling water, within which another pot is suspended and in which the cooking ingredients are placed. It is sometimes used for melting chocolate.

Although scrambled eggs can be prepared in a variety of ways, using a bain-marie is the established haute-cusine Escoffier method, and while it no doubt produces delicious results, the process can take up to 40 minutes. I am fairly convinced that the microwave produces the closest equivalent to this in a considerably shorter time.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 253
Calories from Fat171
% Daily Value *
Fat 19 g29%
Carbohydrates 6 g2%
Sugar 3 g
Protein 14 g28%
Sodium 500 mg21%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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