Here’s how: 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. Continuing cook in 15-second increments until the yolk is set.



Why do egg yolks explode in the microwave?

One hypothesis: “The egg yolk develops many small pockets of superheated water, leading to an increasingly unstable condition. When the egg yolk is disturbed by an internal or external stimulus, the pockets spontaneously boil, thereby releasing considerable energy (i.e., an explosion).”

What must you do to the yolk before microwaving an egg and why?

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.

Can you put raw egg in microwave?

Never microwave eggs in shells. If you cook an egg in shell in the microwave, it’s likely to explode. Microwaves heat so quickly that steam builds up faster than an egg can ‘exhale’ it through its pores and the steam bursts through the shell.

How to cook eggs in the microwave?

The procedure is to microwave a bowl of water (deep enough so that the egg can be submerged) for 3 minutes, then put the eggs into the bottom of the bowl and cover the eggs with hot water, about half an inch above the eggs. It’s imperative to use hot water and to cover the eggs- both are essential.

Can You microwave egg yolks for mayonnaise?

In just five steps you can take regular, raw eggs and make them safe to be used in mayonnaise and other recipes requiring raw egg yolks. Separate 2 eggs, collecting the yolks in a microwave-safe glass bowl. Whisk the yolks thoroughly using the first of your 3 clean whisks. Add lemon juice or vinegar and whisk again using the same whisk.

Can You pasteurize egg yolks in the microwave?

Lucky for us there is an easy method to pasteurize your own eggs—and you can do it in the microwave, no less! Pasteurization is a process where food is heated to 140 F, killing harmful bacteria. Egg yolks would normally start to cook at 140 F, but this process allows you to use the microwave to pasteurize egg yolks without cooking them.

How do you fry an egg in a glass bowl?

Dip a paper towel in a little bit of vegetable or olive oil and smear the oil around the inside of the bowl. You could also spray the mug or bowl with non-stick cooking spray. Melting butter into the bowl is another option. Break the egg directly into the bowl. Be careful so you don’t break the yolk. Add 1/3 cup of water.