Years of experimentation from college dorm living, to bachelor pad, to road-warrior have perfected this egg-tech.
Spray or butter a paper coffee cup, slap in an egg and some water, microwave 1 minute at 30 percent power, inspect and nuke it again.
Serve with your choice of condiments, salt, pepper, spices, hot sauce, jam, ketchup.
Step 1: Butter Cup
Do not use a ceramic mug or cup.
And avoid using a wax paper cold cup or a styrofoam coffee cup.
Lightly coat the cup with cooking spray, or wipe the inside of the cup with olive oil, salad oil, butter or margarine on a paper towel.
Step 2: Crack It
Crack the egg and pour into the oiled paper cup.
Did I mention that the cup is paper?
Step 3: H2egg
But wait until you try your egg with a splash of water.
A trick I learned from a pro chef.
Milk makes eggs a bit rubbery.
Water makes them fluffy.
Start with about a teaspoon (5 cc).
You do not need bottled water -- the bottle is just to make the photo more clear.
Step 4: Stir It
Your goal is to break the yolk, and stir it and the water into the white.
But you want to feel a little springy body in the mixture.
Do not whip into a foam.
At this point you can add optional ingredients like a little grated cheese, chopped peppers, onions.
Step 5: Nuke It
Fold the corners back.
Place in your home microwave and start the process.
Watch out for office, dorm, or other high power professional style microwaves. You may be scraping your eggs off the oven ceiling.
Nuke for 1 minute at 30 percent.
This is also called power level 3, or defrost mode on some units.