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How to Microwave an Over Easy Egg

February 24, 2012 by rcamara



Over easy eggs are the next best thing to over easy eggs. They are fried (or in this case microwaved) eggs that are fully cooked on one side and only partially cooked on the top. Seasoned lightly they make a very flavorful and moist meal. 

As a student, you probably very easily miss the food comforts of home. Mainly; eggs for breakfast in the morning. You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone and most of us don’t appreciate eggs until we have to go for long periods of time eating microwave oatmeal and toast.

But guess what; you can microwave your eggs as well. Best of all, with only a small amount of practice; microwaving eggs can be a lot easier than cooking the eggs on a stove because you don’t have to worry about flipping and breaking the yolks.

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 whole egg (large)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

* Please note that this recipe is for one egg only. If you prefer more eggs or would like sides, please make them with the dish. ** Try this microwave bacon recipe 




Lightly oil a microwave safe bowl and crack one egg into it. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper.

Lightly pierce the egg yolk with a toothpick or a fork tine. This will prevent your microwave breakfast from covering the microwave after it explodes.

Cover the dish with seran wrap or a plastic lid (this is what helps the egg to be over easy). Pop it into the microwave for 45 seconds and take it out. Slide it onto a plate and you have a perfect over easy microwave egg.

If you would like a sunny side up egg, just leave off the cover and microwave for 35 seconds. Try to be a little bit more careful when slipping the egg into bowl though, Sunny side eggs are a little runny.


Calories: About 70 per egg

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