Thursday, May 5, 2011

120 Second Breakfast Eggs (and We Really Mean 120 Seconds)

I am convinced that the biggest lies told in any language are contained in cookbooks. I have never found a cookbook that even come close when it says, "This fabulous dinner can be prepared in 15 minutes." Never happens. I always make a mental note to at least double, if not triple, the predicted amount of prep time. 

But I found a recipe that's fast, honest and delicious: Scrambled eggs in a coffee mug. Preparation time: 60 seconds. Cooking time: 60 seconds. Here it is:

Step 1: Coat the inside of a coffee mug with non-stick oil or spray
Step 2. Break an egg into the mug and scramble it with a fork
Step 3: (Optional) Add two tablespoons of milk
Step 4: Microwave for 60 seconds, plus or minus, depending on how you like your eggs cooked and on how powerful your microwave is.

Out pops a rather beautiful looking dome-shaped egg-in-a-mug. You can top it with cheese, bacon, pepper, onion -- whatever you like. If the entire process this takes you longer than two minutes, then you should be barred from the kitchen.

I made this for my daughter who likes a hot breakfast and needs a fast one, and 120 Second Breakfast Eggs got a five-star rating.

I use pasteurized eggs from Safest Choice: salmonella-free eggs mean that there's one less thing to worry about.  Safest Choice has a pasteurized egg-locator here.

Thanks for Lifehacker for spotting this recipe.

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