How to boil an egg in the microwave
What was That You Said? Boiling an Egg in the Microwave!
We are constantly told not to boil eggs in the microwave as they will explode! Well, I'm here to tell you that you can boil an egg in your microwave...
A few years ago when I bought our microwave there was a little booklet with this recipe in it. When my husband suggested the other day that he would like a boiled egg for lunch I decided to use this recipe. Well, I couldn't find the booklet and my new microwave had a warning: DO NOT BOIL EGGS IN THE MICROWAVE! Well, it was the same brand so I didn't believe them. I remembered the recipe okay but wanted to check the timing. Long story short I got the timing right and I'm going to tell you how.
Just read on...
What to Do.
Gather your ingredients: eggs, of course!. A microwave proof bowl or jug and aluminium foil. Boil a kettle of water.
Easy so far?
Then the secret is to totally...I mean totally...cover each egg with aluminium foil. Do not let any of the shell show.
I'd say that part of the secret to the use of foil (also considered a non no) is that you cover it with boiling water and it's in a container.
Place the eggs in the bowl (I used a Tupperware jug with lid).
Cover the foiled eggs with boiling water. Place in the microwave.
Microwave for 2 minutes per egg. This will give a soft boiled egg just the way I like it. I suggest an additional minute for hard boiled.
Does the egg break? Well just as they may break if boiled in water on the stove you may get a cracked egg. The foil keeps the egg together with little leakage. If the egg wasn't going to crack anyway it comes out fine.
Would you try to boil an egg in the microwave
If you have boiled an egg in the microwave how did you do it? Did it explode?
Have you ever boiled and egg in microwave?
Pyrex bowls and jugs are very useful for boiling your egg in the microwave.
While I didn't use this jug for my boiled eggs I do own this very jug. What I particularly like about it is that the measurements are easy to see (printed in red) - this is important when you get to a certain age! :)
Not only are the markings for the measures easy to read on the side you can look in the bowl to read the level from the inside. This is very handy!
Shows mls and cup measures.
Are Brown Eggs Better Than White?
Apparently there is no real difference to the nutritional value of a brown or white egg and they are normally just different breeds or colors of chicken. As to flavor it is supposed to be the feed given to the hens that makes the difference and not because of color.
Either egg contains the same nutrients and will make the same cakes and quiches.
Some still swear by their own preference. Do you have one? And why do you prefer one over the other?
Do you like white or brown eggs? Does it matter to you?
Brown, all the way.
Boiling your egg in the microwave means you don't need an egg timer...except maybe as a reminder for other things you cook. Or for decoration. I have a couple that sit side by side - cat and mouse set
Actually I often use the timer when doing something that I might get engrossed in and forget about time...such as working on Hub Pages!
I chose this timer as it is like my cat and mouse timers. Only difference is that mine has ears and a face painted on. Mine are also stainless steel and are easy to clean - just a wipe with a damp cloth...yes, they do get a bit greasy sitting above the microwave in the kitchen!
You just turn the timer to the setting of minutes that you need. It has a good ring to let you know time is up!
All reviews on this timer are positive.
Do you prefer your eggs hard or soft?
My Perfectly Boiled Egg
How do you prefer your eggs?
Boiled Egg and Toast Soldiers
The term toast soldiers, or just plain soldiers, is a British term referring to the toast which has been sliced into thin slices. These slices are thin enough to dip into the yummy runny yolk of your egg. The thin strips are thought to remind you of soldiers on parade. It is also thought that the term may originate from the nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty" who had a great fall and the soldiers ("all the King's horses and all the King's Men") came to rescue him...but couldn't put him back together again!
The photographer of this picture refers to the toast slices simply as toasted fingers.
BOILED EGG AND TOASTED FINGER
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Do you make toast soldiers?
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