Microwave Cooking for One by Marie T Smith
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Sandwich showed you how you can hard cook an egg in the microwave, but what if
you want to cook eggs in their shells so you can make deviled eggs? Yes, it is possible
to do if you make an investment in a reasonably priced utensil designed by Nordic Ware
called the Egg Boiler. It is specifically designed for cooking eggs in their shells
in the microwave and is available for $9.99 (at the time of this writing) at
You can also use this utensil to make soft-boiled and medium-boiled eggs.
A little trial and error is required when first using the Egg Boiler.
Cooking times in the instructions were lower than they should be and needed to be increased
to get a good hard boiled egg. You can cook 1, 2, 3, or 4 eggs at once. The cooking times
remain the same no matter how many eggs you are cooking at one time. We recommend you start
by using only one egg until you determine the correct timing for your microwave oven. Once
you've nailed down the correct timing, then cook more eggs at one time. Just remember to make
note of the correct time for your microwave for future use. If you're going to cook a second
batch immediately after the first, be sure to rinse the entire unit under cold water until it
cools down and dry with a towel, before starting the process again.
Our first attempt to make hard boiled eggs for the deviled egg recipe resulted
in the yolks settling too low in the bottom of the eggs. We resolved this problem by dividing the
cooking time. We placed the eggs upside down in the Egg Boiler for the first cooking portion, then
flipped them over for the remaining cooking time. The Egg Boiler gets extremely hot so potholders
and caution should be used when removing it from the microwave. Do not puncture eggs or used cracked
eggs in the Egg Boiler. The whites and yolk will just seep out of the shell during the cooking process,
much as they do when you boil a cracked egg on your stovetop.
If you have sons or daughters in college, living in a dorm room with a microwave and
refrigerator, this is an excellent utensil to give to them so that they cook themselves a delicious egg
before taking off to class in the morning. Visit our
Nordic Ware section for more handy
microwave utensils from this innovative company.
Below is our recipe for Deviled Eggs, including the instructions for using the Egg
Boiler, followed by a photo diary of how we prepared the recipe. Usually, deviled eggs is a treat we
only enjoy at parties and family gatherings because most recipes require that you use a dozen eggs and
its quite a bit of work and time consuming using conventional cooking methods. Doesn't seem worth the
time and effort for a two-person household. We found this recipe using three eggs ideal for two people,
and will make deviled eggs more frequently now that we can do put them together in less time than the
Once you've learned to make hard boiled eggs in the microwave, take some of that time
you've freed up to visit The Incredible Edible
Egg website where you'll find nutritional information for eggs, lots of interesting facts,
interactive games, and fun trivia, like:
To tell if an egg is raw or hard cooked,
spin it. Because the liquids have set into a solid, a hard-cooked egg will easily spin.
The moving liquids in a raw egg will cause it to wobble.
You really can have egg on your face. As
egg white tends to be drying, it has long been used as a facial. Egg yolks are used in
shampoos and conditioners and, sometimes, soaps. Cholesterol, lecithin and some of the
egg's fatty acids are used in skin care products, such as revitalizers, make-up foundations
and even lipstick.
Microwave Deviled Eggs
3 extra-large eggs
1½ cups tap water
Remove aluminum insert from plastic base of egg boiler.
Fill base up to "water level line" with water. Replace aluminum insert and place eggs upside
down in dented cups. Cover with plastic top so that it snaps shut. Cook 6 minutes 15 seconds (_____)
at 100% power. Carefully remove plastic top using pot holders (it will be extremely hot). Using tongs
turn each egg right side up. Replace top. Cook 6 minutes 40 seconds (_____) at 100% power.
Let Egg Boiler stand for two minutes to allow for residual cooking. Briefly run eggs
under cold water to stop further cooking.
Peel shells from eggs. Cut eggs in half. Cut halves in half.
1 tbsp. mayonnaise
¼ tsp. dry mustard
¼ tsp. chopped chives
1 tsp. finely chopped parsley
Remove yokes from
eggs and place in mixing bowl. Add other
ingredients, except Paprika. Mix well.
Use a spoon to fill each egg white center with
the yolk mixture, or if you want more decorative eggs use a cake
decorator or pasty bag.
Garnish with Paprika.
Refrigerate for two hours (_____) to allow
flavors to blend. Serve.
Photo Diary of Recipe Preparation
(1) Fill base with water, replace aluminum insert,
cover and microwave.
(2) Peel shells from eggs. Cut eggs in half and then
in half again.
(3) Mix yokes with other ingredients.
(4) Fill egg whites with yoke mixture. We used a cake
(5) Garnish. Refrigerate Serve.
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Note: Cooking times are for a 700-watt
oven. For best results with this and any other microwave recipe, please be sure to go to
Timing of the Microwaving Tips
section for a complete explanation of timing in the microwave. (We provide conversion charts to help you find
the correct times for your oven!)
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