Hard Boiled Eggs in Microwave

Hard Boiled Eggs in Microwave

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3 m
Calories: 70
1 person

Is it possible to make a hard-boiled egg in the microwave? You might think it's not possible when you first read this, because what usually happens when you put an egg in the microwave is that it becomes a 'small bomb'. However, with a little skill, it can be done. If you like egg recipes and making the most out of your microwave, let us tell you a quick and original recipe.

Microwave hard-boiled egg: Why does it explode?

Have you ever tried cooking eggs in their shell in the microwave? Better not to, as you'll waste your time and the egg because it will explode. This happens because microwaves heat the water molecules of the food, causing them to rub against each other. When an egg cooks inside its shell, small bags of water form, the yolk heats up, and in turn, transmits heat to these water bags. Since this water is encapsulated within the shell, it expands and explodes when heated.

To make a hard-boiled egg in the microwave, you need to remove it from its shell to prevent it from exploding. You can use a microwave-safe egg container, which is not hard to find (and will keep the egg shape), or you can crack the egg into a small bowl and cover  it with plastic wrap, but you always have to remove the egg from its shell.

Ingredients for Hard Boiled Eggs in Microwave for 1 person

  • Egg – 1 unit
  • Water – 400 ml

How to make the recipe Hard Boiled Eggs in Microwave

  1. In a small microwave-safe container, crack the egg; there are microwave egg cups shaped like eggs, but you can also use a small bowl with water. If you use a container like the ones in the picture, it's not necessary.
  2. Pierce the yolk with a toothpick twice. Cover the container with plastic wrap or a small plate (if using a microwave egg cup, simply close the container). Cook for 45 seconds at half microwave power. Be careful not to use the maximum power!
  3. Check the egg, and now continue by adding 15-second intervals at 50% microwave power. Typically, 1 minute or a little longer will be enough, but this depends on the size of the egg. As a rule, first cook for 45 seconds and then add 15-second intervals, always at half power. By doing this (through short intervals), we prevent the egg from overheating. Once the egg is cooked to your liking, remove it from the microwave and let it settle for a minute.

Notes and Tips

Remember to use short time intervals in the microwave and medium power. We often use the maximum power, and almost all recipes use this power, but in these cases, it's better to use medium power. Hope you enjoy this easy recipe!

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