The Easy 40 Second Egg

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Time for another installment of "In the Kitchen With Hoopajoo"!

Your mother always said that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. However, with today's hectic lifestyles, people seldom take time for the morning meal anymore. This instructable will show you how to prepare a perfect egg in less than 1 minute total time. Your mother would be so proud. Remember, cooking times will vary with the power of your microwave. The times given are what works for me since the microwave I'm using is a fairly common one with an average power rating. Let us begin.
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Step 1: What you need...

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You will need the following:

An egg
Some microwave-safe plastic wrap (I'm partial to the brand shown)
A microwave-safe cup
A saucer and fork for serving

Step 2: ...and how to proceed

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First, crack open the egg and empty into the cup. You may scramble it or season it now ,if you choose, but for the purpose of this instructable we'll leave it plain. Next, tightly wrap it in some plastic wrap. Be sure to make a good airtight seal.

Step 3: Now your cooking!

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Place into the microwave and set the timer for 40 seconds. Keep an eye on it because the plastic wrap will begin to inflate (as pictured below) when it nears being ready. If the egg pops in the cup some, don't worry, it's perfectly safe and still edible with no change in taste (just wont look as pretty). If it still needs a little more cooking time (since microwaves vary in power and therefore so does cooking times), use the fork to lift the egg in the cup some before putting it back in the microwave. Additional microwaving should be done in 5 second intervals.

Step 4: Serve it up!

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Once cooked, the egg will slide out of the cup and onto your plate easily. Salt or season to taste, serve and enjoy!
pinkypant3 years ago
Another way of cooking an egg in a microwave:
Crack an egg into a small cup/Small bowl. (Making sure the bowl isnt too wide)
Put a bit of milk in. Around one and a half Teaspoons.
Whisk it.
Put glad wrap over the top of the Bowl\Cup (Additional sorta, If you dont want your microwave to have little egg pieces everywhere)
Put it in the microwave.
Set the timer for 33-45 seconds. Depending on how powerful your microwave is.

Pros: Doesn't taste rubbery
Is a nice Breakfast, Or a small meal.
Cons: Any sort of Plastic material contains a unhealthy chemical that released when heated.

Additional: Tastes nice with soy sauce. XD
Eagle23523 years ago
Yes like all.. Works great
1 egg 1 min. And turn at 30 sec
Spray Pam or other in bowl before
Plastic wrap or press and seal are the key..both work
nboyd13 years ago
Just AWESOME!! ThankYou!!
thelonesun4 years ago
Just did this, and the result was delish. Thanks!
This is perfect, just tried it, added a little butter before microwaving (about a teaspoon) to give it a buttery taste, and it turned out just like in the pictures!
I am having a happy yummy breakfast, Thank you so much!

inacct35 years ago
In many microwave egg cooking instructions on the web, they recommend poking a hole in the yolk with a knife so that the egg doesn't explode.
zhouc6 years ago
Thaks for the idea!!!
RainSky6 years ago
Great idea! For me in particular. I'm always in a hurry. Love it! Thanks! ))
Cartuner558 years ago
my grandma scrambles and cooks eggs in the MICROWAVE! they are rubbery if you dont put plastic wrap on it
doodie8 years ago
i just tried this... greatest idea ever .