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    • misty
    • By misty 15th May 05, 12:13 PM
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    easy eggs
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    • 15th May 05, 12:13 PM
    easy eggs 15th May 05 at 12:13 PM
    I always make my scrambled eggs in the microwave - because it's easier and less cleaning. If making egg mayo sandwiches - I scramble the eggs first and let them go cold(a minute or so)before adding mayo. I find this easier than hardboiling/shelling/mashing plus appearance wise it remains predominately yellow rather than mostly white which personally I find more appealing.

    Moneysaving wise if you add in milk at the scrambling stage - it will go further, handy if you are feeding a few and less sloppy than adding loads of mayo to eek it out.. A chef told me this what they did with the left over scrambled eggs from breakfast. (left over as in too much, not left on the plate!!)
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    • Glad
    • By Glad 15th May 05, 3:23 PM
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    • 15th May 05, 3:23 PM
    what a great idea
    often fancy egg sarnies but not the mess
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    • By Bogof_Babe 15th May 05, 4:16 PM
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    • 15th May 05, 4:16 PM
    Brilliant! Never thought of that. I have a plastic microwaveable measuring jug that is virtually non-stick, so that will make the whole operation easier still .
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    • By Curry Queen 15th May 05, 4:25 PM
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    • 15th May 05, 4:25 PM
    I always do my scrambled eggs in the microwave too, but never gave it a thought to use them for egg mayo, cheers!
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    • 15th May 05, 5:12 PM
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    • 15th May 05, 5:12 PM
    I like scrambled eggs cold in a roll
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    • 15th May 05, 5:48 PM
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    • 15th May 05, 5:48 PM
    There is a very fine line of getting the eggs right in the microwave - I find anyway, so I still always do mine on the hob over a really really low heat. I love mine really creamy, and I never seem to be able to get the consistency right in the micro - I always end up with omlette.

    By the way, its a nightmare to clean in the dishwasher - bit like Weetabix - it solidifies!!!
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    • By Whitefiver 15th May 05, 6:10 PM
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    • 15th May 05, 6:10 PM
    There is a very fine line of getting the eggs right in the microwave - I find anyway,
    by frizz_head
    I have just had scrambled eggs on toast for my tea, with the eggs done in the microwave - naturally.

    I find I have to keep my eye on them all the time, and also never "cook" them until they are done - I let the residual heat finish the cooking for me. Lovely.

    Don't forget a knob of butter with the milk, and a good grinding of black pepper, and sea salt (cheap at Aldi).

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    • 15th May 05, 6:48 PM
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    • 15th May 05, 6:48 PM
    There is a very fine line of getting the eggs right in the microwave - I find anyway, so I still always do mine on the hob over a really really low heat. I love mine really creamy, and I never seem to be able to get the consistency right in the micro - I always end up with omlette.

    By the way, its a nightmare to clean in the dishwasher - bit like Weetabix - it solidifies!!!
    by frizz_head
    If you take the eggs out whilst the mixture is still slightly wet and then let it stand for a minute or so, the eggs continue to cook and end up the right consistancy. With any food cooked in the microwave, you're supposed to let it stand.

    I've given up sticking anything with egg on in the dishwasher. The heat just sets the egg even more and the only way to get it off is using a brillo pad.
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    I remember picking up a couple of those microwave egg boilers a few years ago, one afternoon and 2 dozen eggs later we decided the best place for them was in the bin
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    • foreverskint
    • By foreverskint 15th May 05, 9:04 PM
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    before my microwave went bang (boo hoo) I did my scramble in there. I had a small balloon whisk that I used to break up the eggs as they cooked and this gave them a good consistency.
  • lellie
    yuck yuck yuck yuck yuck.

    Scrambled eggs taste best fried in a very hot pan, with alot of butter and a pinch of salt. No other way comes close!
    • juno
    • By juno 17th May 05, 8:05 PM
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    Is it possible to make an omlette in the microwave? Because that's what my scrambled eggs resembled more than anything
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