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Dorm Living: How To Cook Eggs in the Microwave

updated Sep 20, 2022
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Have you ever tried making scrambled eggs in the microwave? They won’t win any awards over those cooked on the stove top (or over an open fire!), but these eggs will certainly do a in a pinch. Here’s how we do it…

First, find yourself a microwaveable bowl. Any size or shape will do, but make sure the bowl isn’t too shallow. Crack one to three eggs into the bowl, add a pinch of salt or other seasonings, and whisk them until everything is combined.

Figuring out the best cooking time on your microwave will take a bit of trial and error. Start with one minute on high and work from there. Be careful of overcooking, though! In the microwave, eggs can very quickly go from raw to completely dehydrated and rubbery.

We’ve also found that we get the best eggs if we cook them in 30 second bursts and stir them in between. This helps the eggs to cook more evenly and they end up fluffier.

Because they stay more compact, microwaved eggs are also great for breakfast sandwiches. Just toast yourself some bread while the eggs are cooking, add a piece of cheese, and you have breakfast to go!

Like we said, eggs in the microwave don’t really hold a candle to those cooked on the stove top. But if you only have access to a microwave, or you only have a minute to get yourself ready for the day and out the door, being able to quickly cook yourself some scrambled eggs comes in handy.

Give it a try!

Related: 10 Ways to Eat an Egg Tonight

(Images: Emma Christensen for the Kitchn)