Microwave Madness: Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave?!
I am currently preparing for the National Association of College and University Residence Halls' (NACURH) Annual Conference. Earlier this year, I participated in the North East Affiliate Association of College and University Residence Halls' Annual Conference (NEACURH). My education session, "Snack with Sash: Comfort Food as a College Kid" was ranked among the top ten!
"Comfort Food" was about food access, redefining health, and the importance of comfort foods in your diet. I really enjoyed connecting with folks across the Northeast about food! I did a cooking demo with one of my favorite pasta recipes to end my session. I ended up repeating the dish for my family later that day, and it was a hit!
However, after reflecting on what I learned from my participants, having a kitchen is a rarity for most college students. Most students have access to dirty communal kitchens they do not feel comfortable cooking in, or the infamous microwave and mini-fridge combo. For my first two years at NYU, I was lucky to have a full-sized refrigerator, stove, and oven to work with. Next year, I will be a Resident Assistant in a hall with no kitchen. It's time for me to get creative.
This led me to create "Microwave Madness" for NACURH. I have always loved my microwave, but not many know how to wield its power. My presentation hopes to change that! Armed with the cutest google slides ever, a Kahoot, and a mug of scrambled eggs, I am ready for microwave melee.
I love eggs, and those who are more familiar with my content know that I can eat breakfast for all three meals of the day. I decided to create a breakfast recipe for college kids who are always on the go like myself and may not have the time to dash to a dining hall before their 8 am lecture. My experience with microwave scrambled eggs before making this recipe was bleak. My eggs always come out leathery and dry, so I always turned to the stove when I wanted my scrambled egg fix.
I am happy to say I really bested myself with this recipe. These eggs have me running towards my microwave and (almost) leaving my stove behind! Check out my recipe and notes below!
The secret to this recipe really is the "creamy dairy/mayo" category! I am not a huge fan of the taste of mayo, but when I added it to my mug eggs, I did not taste it at all! It keeps the eggs moist and fluffy!
Additionally, stirring the eggs in 30-sec intervals feels like a hassle, but it keeps the eggs from becoming leathery as they cook!
You can put anything from the kitchen sink in these eggs. I noticed they taste better when you add more toppings! My favorite was ham, pico de gallo, and green bell pepper. It was delicious! However, you do not want to go overboard with the toppings, or it will impact the texture of the egg!
Mug Scrambled Eggs
2 tsp oil
3-5 tbsp of chopped veggies/add-ins
2 tbsp of creamy dairy (cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, etc) or mayo
Salt and Pepper to taste
Crack two eggs into a microwave-safe mug and add two tsp of oil. Whisk well.
Add two tbsp of creamy cheese or mayo. *Whisk until combined.
Add *chopped add-ins, salt, and pepper, and whisk well.
Microwave for 20-30 seconds, take the mug out, and whisk. Repeat this step one more time.
Microwave for 1 minute, or until eggs look set.
Serve while hot and Enjoy!