Sunday, December 6, 2009

(Sort of) Baked Eggs



I love eating baked eggs. The possibilities are endless! I like them with cheese, onions, veggies, mushrooms... or Mexican style with black beans, jack, salsa. It's funny because I never used to like breakfast that much, until my boyfriend (who firmly believes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day) showed me all the yummy egg breakfast combos. I used to hate runny yolks, but now I like them to a degree. I still can't stand sunny-side up yolks, but I can deal with over medium. Baby steps...

Anyway, so baked eggs. Baking is decidedly healthier than frying, but I can't justify heating up an oven in the morning for my one or two lonely baked eggs. I experimented with a quick and easy, although somewhat sacrilegious method this morning.



I sprayed a microwave-proof bowl with cooking spray. In the bottom of the bowl, I layered a big slice of turkey, some spinach leaves, a slice of pepper jack, baby spinach, and diced onions. Then I cracked two eggs, and added a little seasoning salt. I stuck it in the microwave for a few minutes, slid the eggs out on a plate, and ate with salsa and toast. How's that for an easy breakfast? The clean-up was easier than fried eggs or an omelet, too.






Baked (Microwaved) Eggs

Ingredients:
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Turkey
  • Baby spinach
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Onions
  • Seasoned salt
  • Salsa (optional)
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, layer turkey, spinach, cheese, onions, and two raw eggs. Sprinkle with seasoning salt.
  2. Cover with a paper towel. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, about 1 minute total depending on your microwave.
  3. Slide out on a plate, cover with salsa and eat with toast.


Yum.




4 comments:

  1. Thank you. This was exactly what I needed.

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  2. Thanks Cat. This photie has them looking evenly cooked and delicious. How do you prevent uneven cooking? seems every time I attempt whole eggs in the micky, the eggs are rubber underneath and snot on top :p

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  3. this looks delicious, i can't wait to try this after a workout! may i substitute chicken for turkey?

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  4. Amazing and quick. One suggestion you should mention that you need to poke holes in the yolks or they will explode in the microwave

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