For all you microwave enthusiasts, I pulled this recipe and have tirelessly worked through dozens and dozens of eggs to perfect How to Boil Eggs in the Microwave. I know, I know. The haters will be coming in droves for this one. This recipe might take some tweaking (or maybe some twerking on your part) to get it just right.
This recipe takes some finessing. Scroll down and I’ll give you somet tips on how I get it to work when things have gone wrong.
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Ingredient to make Microwave Boiled Eggs
- baking soda
How to Boil Eggs in the Microwave
First, you need a microwave-safe bowl that is deep. I use a small mixing bowl or deep soup bowl (not Fiestaware because that gets too hot in the microwave). I use the smallest bowl in this set of mixing bowls from Pyrex.
Place two eggs in the bowl. (I find 2 eggs is perfect fo boiling in the microwave at a time). Add water to completely cover them.
Add a teaspoon of salt PER EGG.
Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
Give it a gentle stir to stir up the salt and baking soda.
Set the cooking power to 70%.
Cook for 9 minutes.
Allow to sit in the microwave for 7 minutes.
Add ice cubes to the water and allow to sit for an additional 6-10 minutes.
Tips for Boiling Eggs in the Microwave
- You didn’t put enough water in the bowl
- The bowl isn’t deep enough
- You didn’t lower the power on your microwave
Eggs came out raw?
- I found this happens if I reuse the same bowl immediately after boiling eggs in it. The bowl gets too hot.
- Or if the microwave was just used. Let it cool down before making this recipe.
- I found this also happens if I forget to put salt in the water or not not enough salt in the water.
Eggs sticking to the shell?
- Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water.
- Allow the eggs to sit in the ice bath for at least 6-7 minutes. They can even sit longer if needed. I found 10 minutes worked really well to combat this.
More Eggs in the Microwave
If you have an air fryer, I find air fryer boiled eggs are extremely easy. My teenagers make them all the time this way.
Many of you have said you’ve had a hard time boiling eggs in the microwave. So here are some much easier methods for making eggs in the microwave.
Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave
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Whether you’re a busy morning person or simply looking for a hassle-free cooking alternative, the microwave offers a convenient solution without compromising on taste. With a few simple steps, you’ll be savoring perfectly scrambled eggs in no time, making this microwave technique a go-to option for a delicious and efficient breakfast.
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You can add your favorite veggies – each fresh or frozen!
Poached Eggs in the Microwave
A quick and hassle-free method for perfectly poached eggs without the need for a stove or boiling water. It’s a great choice for those busy mornings when time is of the essence.
Migas in the Microwave
These migas in the microwave are a quick and delightful twist to the classic Tex-Mex dish that promises to bring a burst of taste to your breakfast or brunch routine. Skip the traditional stovetop approach and embrace the efficiency making your migas in the microwave!
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Make boiled eggs ahead of time and keep them in a fridge for a easy snack or to make something quick like tuna or egg salad.
- 2 eggs
- baking soda
- First, you need a microwave-safe bowl that is deep. I use a small mixing bowl or deep soup bowl (not Fiestaware because that gets too hot in the microwave). I use the smallest bowl in this set of mixing bowls from Pyrex.
- Place two eggs in the bowl. (I find 2 eggs is perfect fo boiling in the microwave at a time). Add water to completely cover them.
- Add a teaspoon of salt PER EGG.
- Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
- Give it a gentle stir to stir up the salt and baking soda.
- Set the cooking power to 70%.
- Cook for 9 minutes.
- Allow to sit in the microwave for 7 minutes.
- Add ice cubes to the water and allow to sit for an additional 6-10 minutes.
- Peel eggs.
- It's safest to store boiled eggs unpeeled in the shell.
- Store HARD BOILED EGGS in the shell in a closed container with a paper towel up to a week.
- Store SOFT BOILED EGGS in the shell in a closed container for 1-2 days.