I feel guilty calling this a recipe. Guilty because it’s like calling Easy Mac a recipe, except Easy Mac is terrible for you and eggs aren’t. But as far as difficulty level, these eggs and Easy Mac are on the same level.
My daughter loves to have eggs for breakfast. The problem is, I have 45 minutes in the morning to make her breakfast, do her hair, shower and get myself ready. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for an omelet. So when she wants eggs, this is my go-to. Why? Because this egg comes together in the microwave in just one minute.
In fact… this summer the kids spent four nights with my parents while my husband and I took a trip to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. One morning, my daughter asked for an egg. My mom got out her frying pan, buttered it and cooked a beautiful scrambled egg. My daughter looked at it and said, “This is not the way to make an egg.” My poor mom.
So now the process. Pay attention or you’ll miss it, because it’s fast and not very complicated.
Just beat the egg with a little salt, pepper and milk in a small bowl.
Pour this into a microwave safe mug greased with your favorite pan greaser (butter, coconut oil, cooking spray, etc.). This is very important. First off, if you don’t use a microwave safe mug, you’ll have an explosion. My husband learned this the hard way when he tried to make my daughter her egg one morning. He thought he covered his tracks, until I saw the egg explosion stuck to the top of the microwave. Don’t do that. Second off, if you don’t grease it, it will stick like crazy. If you do, it will just slide right out.
Cook it in the microwave for 30 seconds and then stir it. Put it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds. If I make two eggs, I cook it in two sets of 45 second intervals.
My daughter loves cheese on her eggs so after it’s cooked, I sprinkle some shredded cheese on top and let the heat from the egg melt it. By the time the cheese is melted, the egg is cool enough for her to eat.
Now I can make her a nutritious breakfast in just one minute and still have time to shower and possibly even shave my legs… maybe.