Microwave Eggs cooked in their shells will explode! Even out of the shell, eggs can and may explode in the microwave because rapid heating causes a buildup of steam. Always use a wooden pick or tip of a knife to break the yolk membrane of an unbeaten egg before micro-cooking to allow the steam to escape.



How do you keep eggs from exploding in the microwave?

Sprinkle a few grains of salt into bottom of container (salt attracts microwave energy and helps to cook egg evenly). Break one or two eggs into container. Pierce yolks and whites with fork four or five times to bottom of container (piercing is necessary to prevent “exploding” during cooking).

Is it bad to microwave eggs?

When an egg is heated in the microwave, pressure builds up inside. This can occur with an intact shell as well as with egg yolks with open shells and even pierced yolks, according to the researchers. Previous cases of exploding eggs causing trauma to the face, eyelids, and cornea of the eye have been reported.

Do scrambled eggs explode in the microwave?

Safety Tips. Just be sure you never try to microwave an egg in it’s shell that can be dangerous! They explode because steam will try to escape from the shell. Also sunny side up eggs aren’t very safe for microwaving either, the yolk can burst if not punctured before cooking.

How do you cook an egg in a microwave?

Crack an egg into a microwave-safe bowl or mug. Add 1/3 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon vinegar. Cover the bowl with a plate. Cook on 50 percent power for one minute.

What happens if you boil an egg in the microwave?

When you microwave the egg, tiny pockets of the remaining water become superheated, and when air is added—by puncturing or slicing the whites—the egg spontaneously boils. Result? Kaboom! One study found that the yolks in a microwaved egg exceed 212°F, or the point of boiling water.

Why does an egg pop when microwaved in the shell?

Superheated liquid inside an egg is likely the cause of an explosive pop heard when an egg is microwaved in its shell. (Image credit: montreep/Shutterstock.com)

How many eggs can you poach in a microwave?

Note that you can only poach one egg per bowl, but if you’re making poached eggs for a crowd, you could use several different bowls and microwave all of them at the same time. Top the egg with 1/3 cup water and a splash of distilled white vinegar.