Ok what’s this about an egg in a cup? Well, this past week my husband was in the kitchen helping me make breakfast for visiting family and as I was putting together a typical (at least for our family) weekend breakfast of scrambled eggs with sautéed vegetables, bacon and sliced fruit, he pipes up and says, “I don’t know why you go through all that trouble. Why not just throw the egg in a cup and stick it in the microwave…it’ll be done in a minute! Less mess, less trouble.” Silence overcame the kitchen…you see, doing things the easy way just to save on mess and trouble just isn’t how I operate (or my mother – both of us being chef’s for Glutenfreeda.com). Plus the thought of throwing an egg in a cup and sticking it in the microwave brought images of a rubbery yellow mass – certainly not in any way edible. So, my mother and I say…ok, prove it (thinking for sure that what would result would be good for at least a hearty laugh). My husband then took a cup and cracked an egg in it (no oil, butter or anything), whisked it for a second or so along with a small glug of milk, set it in the microwave and pushed the minute button. We all watched through the microwave window with eager anticipation of what would result…at about 50 seconds the eggs ballooned up above the cup (much like a soufflé). When the microwave turned off at one minute, the egg fell down in the cup, he opened the door, took out the cup and inverted it onto a plate….and out popped a perfect scrambled egg. Light and fluffy – we simply couldn’t believe it.
So what does this all mean…well, first of all he was right (don’t tell him I said that!). Scrambled eggs for one with no mess, no fuss, and truly no trouble. This amazing revelation also solves a great challenge I’ve had over the past few years. My son is one of those kids who doesn’t really like cereal (the simple and fast solution for weekday breakfasts). What he always asks for before school is eggs….and considering that we are always under the gun for time to catch the insanely early bus, I always force him into gagging down a bowl of cereal. But NOW he can have an egg. One minute and there you go! (And….he can even do it himself!) This is also a great solution for those looking for an easy low carb breakfast. No oil or fats needed to grease the pan - just scramble an egg in a cup and within one minute you have your low carb breakfast!
Since our discovery of an egg in a cup we couldn’t resist trying to convert this simple method into something with a gourmet touch (after all we can’t fight, despite all good intentions, our “foodie” nature). For added flavor you can also add a little shredded cheese to your scrambled egg in the cup or add some leftover sautéed vegetables (chopped) to the cup before microwaving. You’ve got to try this…it really is something to behold!