How would you like your eggs?

Saturday brunch is always a family treat. Cooked breakfast … not instant noodles or cereals or toasts or microwaved oats as we normally do on weekday mornings when everyone is busy preparing for work or school. I got all egg-cited this particular Saturday and whipped up really hearty breakfast feast for the family. And the easy part? All cooked in the microwave. Well, I did the bacon in the oven but you can do it in microwave too if you want. It’s very interesting how easy it is to cook eggs in the microwave and the results are always perfect.

Fresh start with fresh ingredients!

My breakfast plate: Cheese and Parsley Omelette

Serves 1

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs grated tasty cheese
  • 1 tbs chopped parsley

1.   Whisk ingredients together in a bowl.

2.   Brush or spray a microwave-safe pie plate with oil. Pour egg mixture onto plate, swirling to cover base completely.

3.   Microwave, uncovered, on high (100%) power for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes until set.

4.   Using a spatula, lift omelette from dish. Roll or fold into quarters. Serve with tomatoes, mushrooms and toasted English muffins or toasted bread of your choice.

Unico hijo’s Salmon Scrambled Eggs

Serves 1 or 2

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cream or milk (I used milk)
  • 1/4 cup canned salmon, drained (or you can use sliced smoked salmon)
  • 1 tbs snipped chives

1.   Whisk eggs in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in salmon and chives.

2.   Cook, uncovered, on high (100%) power for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring twice during cooking. Serve on toast with tomatoes, mushrooms and toasts.

And for the man of the house : Poached Eggs with Bacon

Serves 1 or 2

  • 2 rashers rindless bacon (confession: I cooked 4 rashers for all of us to share)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 eggs

1.   Brush 2 microwave-safe ramekins or cups with oil. Break an egg into each. Pierce yolks with skewer to prevent bursting. Cook, uncovered, on high for 1 minute. If eggs need extra cooking, do so in 5-second bursts until cooked to taste. Serve with bacon and toasts.

Now for the bacon rashers, you can cook them in the microwave if you wish to. Place a piece of kitchen paper on a microwave-safe plate. Arrange bacon on this then cover with a second piece of paper. Microwave bacon on high (100%) power for 1 1/2 to minutes.

Personally, I prefer to bake the bacon in the oven at 180C degrees for 20-30 minutes depending on how crisp you want them to be. I usually bake them for 25 minutes but of course, oven temperature varies so you just have to keep an eye on them.

As I mentioned, the tomatoes and mushrooms can be cooked in the microwave too. Of course, you can cook them in the oven same time as when you are cooking the bacon. But if you want a quicker cooking time, here’s how to do it in the microwave.

Brush mushroom and tomato slices with a little oil or melted butter and sprinkle with seasonings and some sliced basil, if desired. Arrange on a microwave-safe plate. Cook for 30 seconds to a minute.

Truth be known, we had to share each other’s breakfast ensemble. They were just a real treat to share.

Happy weekend everyone!

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This entry was published on February 18, 2012 at 10:50 am. It’s filed under cooking, family bonding, food, Quick Meals, recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

7 thoughts on “How would you like your eggs?

  1. looks delicious and i love your plates!

  2. that’s an awesome brunch! 🙂

  3. I love eggs! I can eat them in so many ways 🙂 I wish I could grab one of these plates! Thanks for sharing 🙂 have a lovely weekend!
    -Adri

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