Microwave Eggs

Posted On January 18, 2020 By Kathryn

Did you know you can cook eggs in the microwave? Yes microwave eggs are a thing!

If you want a super fast, low maintenance, healthy breakfast/brunch/lunch, this is the recipe for you. Cooking eggs in the microwave is ridiculously fast, and the addition of spinach, chilli makes for a gourmet fast food meal.

Beware of explosions. It can happen. You need to keep a close eye on the microwave while they are cooking. Piercing the egg yolk is vital, and the timings will vary slightly depending on your microwave and the size of your ramekin.

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Serves 2

4 rashers smoked streaky bacon, chopped into 1cm-2cm pieces

2 tsp olive oil

200g baby spinach

½ tsp chilli powder or chilli flakes

2 medium free-range eggs

2 slices wholegrain bread, toasted

salt and pepper


  1. Place the bacon in a small saucepan with 1 teaspoon of the oil and fry over a medium-high heat until crisp. Add the spinach and stir until wilted. This will happen very quickly. Season to taste and divide between two small ramekins.
  2. Clean the saucepan and add the remaining olive oil and chilli powder or flakes. Place over a medium heat and fry for 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and set aside to infuse.
  3. Crack an egg into each ramekin. Pierce the yolk with a sharp knife three times then cook one at a time in the microwave on its highest setting for 30-50 seconds, depending on the size of the ramekin and the power of your microwave. Check it at 30 seconds, then every 5 seconds after, until the egg white is totally cooked but the yolk is still wobbly.
  4. Pour some chilli oil over the top and serve immediately with the toast alongside.