Eggs are one of the most versatile foods out there. They can be used in breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snacks.
They can be fried, boiled, poached, or scrambled. Plus, they’re packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and essential fatty acids.
They really are the ultimate food.
One of the few flaws that eggs have is that they take some time to prepare, no matter which way you decide to make them.
For example, let’s take scrambled eggs: first, you have to pour them into a bowl and whisk the ingredients together. Then, you have to pour them into a pan, and continue whisking.
By this point, you have already used, at least, four cooking utensils. The whole time you are slaving away, scrambling your eggs, the only thing you can think about is cleaning all those dishes later on in the process.
What if we told you that you could create the perfect scrambled eggs, but only using a mug?
Less clean up time. Less preparation. Less effort all around. Just simply scramble some eggs in your favorite mug, and sit back and relax while they cook.
You could even add a couple extra ingredients and create a one-mug omelette! This method really is a game changer.
Here’s how you can create your very own easy scrambled eggs in a mug.
Let’s get into it.
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp of milk
- Optional: cheese, meat, vegetables, etc. – anything you’d add to your favorite omelette!
You Will Also Need…
- A mug
- A fork
- A tablespoon
- A microwave
Step 1: Clean Your Area
This is the first step for any recipe.
While this is a fairly simple recipe to follow, there is the possibility that it could get messy – you wouldn’t be the first person to accidentally spill raw eggs all over their countertop.
Wouldn’t it be easier to clean up if your area was already spotless, meaning less mess to clean up?
Clear the countertop, and make sure it is completely clean. Additionally, you may want to clean your microwave if it is not already spotless. Once this is done, lay out your ingredients and utensils.
Don’t forget to wash your hands!
Step 2: Find A Suitable Mug
The most important factor here is to choose a mug that is microwave safe. If not, you run the risk of creating a dangerous environment for yourself, as parts of the mug could, potentially, melt or burn in the microwave.
Not sure if your favorite mug is microwave safe? Here’s a way you can test it:
Pour some water into the mug, filling it around halfway. Take a glass cup, and do the same. Place both the mug and the glass in a microwave, and heat at maximum power for one minute.
Be careful not to burn yourself while taking the mug and the glass out of the microwave.
The glass should be hot to touch. If the mug is also hot to touch, that means that it is not microwave safe. If it is cold to touch, it is safe to use.
Step 3: Combine Ingredients
Once you have chosen a suitable mug, you can start cooking!
Crack the two eggs into the mug, making sure not to drop any eggshell into the raw egg.
If you do accidentally get some eggshell pieces in the mixture, use half of the cracked eggshell to scoop the pieces out of the mug.
Next, beat the eggs together until they become frothy. Once you are left with a smooth, orange colored mixture, you can add the tablespoon of milk. Mix well.
Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. If you wish to add your additional ingredients, add them at this point, and then stir everything together.
Step 4: Cook The Eggs
Once everything has been whisked together into a smooth mixture, place the mug inside the microwave. Heat the eggs for 30 seconds at maximum power.
After this time is up, remove the mug, and stir. The mixture will still be soggy, but you’re not done yet: after stirring, place the mug back into the microwave, and heat for another 30 seconds.
Remove the mug, and stir the eggs again. Then, place back into the microwave for another 30 seconds.
When you take the mug out of the microwave the third time, the eggs should be firm and fluffy.
If they are still a little soggy and undercooked, you can keep heating them at 15 second intervals until they are cooked to your preference!
Step 5: Consume Immediately (Or Store Away Safely)
Your eggs are ready to eat! You can either eat them straight out of the mug after scrambling them up with a fork, or you can serve them alongside toast or other breakfast items.
If you don’t want to eat them right away, or you have leftovers, you can always store them away for another time. There are two options: store them in the refrigerator, or in the freezer.
In the refrigerator, the eggs will last around 3-4 days, provided you have packaged them correctly.
You will need to let the eggs completely cool down: do not put them in the refrigerator while they are still warm, as this will encourage bacteria growth.
After they have cooled down completely, wrap them in plastic wrap, and store them in an airtight container before placing them in the fridge.
In the freezer, the eggs will be edible for up to 6 months – again, only if they are stored properly.
Once they have reached room temperature, place the eggs inside a freezer bag. Make sure that there is no air inside the bag by squeezing it all out before sealing. Then, place the bag inside the freezer.
Warning: if the eggs have been overcooked, they may have a rubbery, overly chewy consistency once they have defrosted. Try avoiding this for best results!
What Other Ingredients To Add To Your Scrambled Eggs?
There are so many tasty ingredients that can be added to microwaved scrambled eggs to create a delicious, quick and easy omelette on-the-go.
The most obvious choice – and the favorite of many – is shredded cheese. This will create a creamier, softer texture to the eggs.
You could even simply sprinkle some cheese over the top of the eggs after they have cooked, allowing them to melt over the eggs before consuming.
Other popular ingredients include:
- Bell peppers
Ultimately, the decision is yours! These are just a few popular options that people choose to add to their eggs, but theoretically, you could add anything. Get creative with your scrambled eggs.
And, there you have it! A simple recipe for making scrambled eggs in a mug. It’s so much easier than cooking them in a pan, and you get to enjoy the convenience of eating them right from the mug.
We hope you enjoyed following our recipe.