Introduction: 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.

Step 1: What You Need...

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

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!

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!

Once cooked, the egg will slide out of the cup and onto your plate easily. Salt or season to taste, serve and enjoy!