How to Scramble Eggs in the Microwave

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Prep Time

2 mins

Cook Time

1-2 mins

Free Time

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Microwaving scrambled eggs makes it easy to start your day with a protein-packed breakfast! Cooking scrambled eggs in the microwave also cuts down on cook time and cleanup — that means no more scrubbing pans at 7AM! Add mayo or sour cream for fluffy, soft, and incredibly silky eggs that you'll be excited to start your day with.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

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2 eggs

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To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

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Dish

The Small Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream or mayo
  • Salt, to taste

Preparation

  1. Add butter to the Anyday dish, cover, and microwave for 30 seconds, or until melted. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until fully incorporated.
  2. Cook in the microwave uncovered in 30 (45)-second intervals for 1-2 minutes total, whisking (not stirring!) each time to achieve the classic scrambled egg curds.
  3. On the last whisk, some egg might still be liquid, but as you whisk it will all finish cooking. Add more cooking time (15-30 seconds) if needed.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Herby eggs: Incorporate chopped herbs to infuse a fresh flavor.
  • Ham and cheese eggs: Enhance your scramble with cheese and ham or cooked sausage for a heartier meal.
  • Spicy eggs: Spice things up with a dash of hot sauce for an extra kick.

Recipe notes

  • When using an Anyday Deep Dish for scrambled eggs, you will need to add bit more extra cook time. Increase cooking time in 15-30 second intervals until desired consistency is reached.
  • Substitute mayo with additional melted butter for a tasty alternative without extra ingredients.
  • Note: Microwave ovens may vary, so adjust cooking times accordingly.

Why you should salt your eggs

Salt is hygroscopic, which means it actually pulls water out of food. If you salt your eggs before cooking them in the microwave, this helps to soften the egg whites. The excess moisture can evaporate faster, concentrating the solids for richer, softer eggs. This trick is great for dishes like scrambled eggs and egg custards where you're aiming for that perfect smoothness. That's why in professional kitchens, they often let whisked eggs rest for a while after salting. It's a little step that makes a big difference in texture.

All you need to know about making scrambled eggs in the microwave

Can I use margarine or oil instead of butter?

Yes, you can substitute margarine or oil for butter in this recipe. However, keep in mind that the flavor and texture may vary slightly.

How much salt should I add to scrambled eggs?

To make these scrambled eggs dairy-free, opt for your preferred dairy-free substitutes. Plant-based yogurts, cultured creams, and milks can be substituted for the dairy called for in this recipe.While eggs might be considered ‘dairy’, they’re technically an animal by-product. Eggs don’t contain lactose, a common allergen in most dairy products. Most grocery stores label eggs as ‘dairy’ because they need to be held in temperature-controlled coolers, conveniently located next to the milk products.

How much salt should I add to scrambled eggs?

The amount of salt added can vary depending on personal preference. Start with a pinch of salt and adjust according to taste. If you want to make the eggs taste better, check our serving suggestion section above for inspiration.

Can I customize my scrambled eggs with additional ingredients?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize this recipe by adding ingredients like cheese, herbs, diced vegetables, or cooked meats to enhance the flavor and texture. You can also use flavored cheese spreads to add more flavor such as Boursin, herbed goat cheese, flavored cream cheeses, and more!

Why is it necessary to stir scrambled eggs when cooking them in the microwave?

Stirring the eggs while cooking them in the microwave ensures even cooking and distribution of ingredients. It helps break up the egg whites and yolks, resulting in a uniform texture and consistency throughout the dish. This prevents large clumps of egg from forming and ensures that each bite is perfectly cooked

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the egg mixture ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to cook. Just be sure to cover it tightly to prevent the eggs from drying out.