A quick hot breakfast is welcome any time of the year. This basic “egg in a mug” recipe has infinite possibilities. And it only takes a minute or two to deliver fluffy yumminess.Basically, this one-minute recipe involves cracking an egg into a mug coated with nonstick spray, blending it with a fork, and then nuking the egg in the microwave for a minute. You can add cheese, bacon, vegetables and other assorted flavorings as desired.
What you get in the end is a little cooked egg sphere that’s sort of a cross between a scrambled egg and a fried one. Mugs are apparently the perfect size for cooking up eggs in the microwave.
If you prefer your eggs hard-boiled or poached, you can also adjust the cooking time to produce the right kind of egg breakfast for you. Answers.com suggests just poking the egg, covering, and then microwaving for 2 to 3 minutes to make them hard boiled. For poached eggs, pour 1/3 cup of water in, break 2 eggs into the container, and cover and cook for 1.5 to 2 minutes. These suggestions were based on using a bowl, so your timing/measurements for using a mug as the container may vary.
This is the quickest way to make a hot breakfast that I’ve seen, short of preparing steel-cut oats in jars for a whole week in 5 minutes.
For much more eggy goodness, see: how to make perfectly boiled eggs, use your oven to bulk cook hard-boiled eggs, Gordon Ramsay’s demonstration of the perfect scrambled egg breakfast, how to make a perfectly poached egg, and how to make scrambled eggs in a microwave. What’s your favourite way to quickly make eggs in the morning?
Egg in a Mug [Foodista]