Friday, August 28, 2009

Kid Friendly Scrambled Eggs

When my kids get to be about 10 or so, they're taught the fine art of scrambled eggs in the microwave. Please, don't "EWWWW!!!" me here. It's a whole lot harder to get burned with microwave cooking than stovetop, and the name of the game here is fostering a degree of independence. As for the adults among us, well, I think many of us are more inclined to eat well if we can do it quickly and with less mess.

So, for anyone looking for a fast cooked breakfast (or a way to safely tell your kid to cook his own eggs), here goes, complete with pictures from my youngest's cooking lesson.


Grease a microwavable bowl. Spray the bowl, or rub it with cooking oil, butter, margarine or shortening. It matters not which method you choose; just be certain to get the sides of the bowl greased really well.


Break 2 to 3 eggs into your bowl. Poke the yolks with a fork, then stir gently to blend. Add a little pepper if you wish. Put the eggs in the microwave, and cook about 45 seconds. Start a couple of pieces of toast at this point; it will be done about the same time as your eggs are. Take the eggs out, stir vigorously to combine. At this point, if you wish, a bit of cheese or ham can be stirred in. Return to the microwave and cook until the eggs reach your desired state, stirring every 20 seconds or so. This time will vary, because all microwaves are not the same, so watch your eggs! Take the bowl out carefully, because it will be warm.

Sit down, fill your face, and race out the door. There! No pan, and a nice hot breakfast!

9 comments:

Channon said...

I've done that for dogs...

Naptime Seamstress said...

I've done this since high school - only we never took them out and stirred them. In my micro back then it took 45 sec. and then I'd put it between toast, layer on some cheese and a little ketchup and call it an egg sandwich. My current micro takes 38 sec. exactly and I sprinkle in some shredded cheddar cheese before I put it in the micro.

doggybloggy said...

brilliant - and this is pretty much the same thing dunkin donuts does when you order one of their breakfast sandwiches....good lesson and good job!

noble pig said...

Oh that is so much better than cleaning the pan and the plate!

Paula said...

This is a brilliant idea, and a wonderful teaching method. No pans ... no burners ... less mess. Now if only my 10 year old was tall enough to reach the microwave! :-)

Grace said...

this is totally the most convenient way to make a delicious breakfast. i do the same thing, but i add a little bit of milk to the eggs before i whisk em up. and cheese is ALWAYS included. :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Well done! More children need to be taught independence.

gaylen said...

I haven't made eggs in the micro in years. My fondest memory is when the Princess fixed me breakfast in bed for Mother's Day - only I wasn't awake yet. So she waited about and hour - then reheated the eggs in the micro. Can you say rubber eggs?

Of course I ate them, need you ask? g

TavoLini said...

This is one of the first things I learned how to cook, too. This and campbell's soup :)

I actually am quite fond of microwaved scrambled eggs.