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To think microwave scrambled eggs are minging?

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Mammyloveswine · 16/08/2018 13:06

So the baby is napping and toddler is out with his grandad for a few hours. I've just had scrambled eggs cooked in butter on the hob, served on hot buttered wholemeal toast. It was absolutely delicious!

However, when i was younger and my mum used to make scrambled eggs she always did them in the dry and rubbery! Turned me off scrambled eggs for years!

So AIBU in thinking that eggs should not be scrambled in the microwave? Any other cooking 'methods' people use that are just 'wrong'? One of my friends cooks pasta in the slow cooker... it must be so overcooked! It hardly takes long on the hob!

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Agentornika · 16/08/2018 13:08

I do scrambled eggs in the microwave when I'm at work, as long as you don't overcook, stir often and add butter then they are good

abitoflight · 16/08/2018 13:09

so fast in a frying pan anyway - and all that in and out of microwave to stir 🙄

glintandglide · 16/08/2018 13:09

They don’t have to be dry and rubbery, your DM over cooked them

Topsyshair · 16/08/2018 13:10

You can cook them in the microwave but they have to be done slowly and in stages, they can be easily overlooked.

It's much easier to just do them on the hob and easier to get them right. I do mind in a non stick frying pan with butter as the pan is easier to clean.

usingadifferentname · 16/08/2018 13:10

No! Microwaved scrambled eggs are amazing IF cooked properly. I always take them out 5-10 seconds before they look ready, as they are so hot that the cooking process continues outside the microwave. I just them a good stir and find they are perfect, avoiding the rubbery over-cooked mess.

CoraMulberry · 16/08/2018 13:10

Maybe your Mum didn’t have the time to do them any other way?
Maybe you were a fussy child and your Mum thought she might as well cook them like that cos you’d complain anyway?
Who knows? Grin

5foot5 · 16/08/2018 13:11

Scrambled eggs are undoubtedly better done in a pan. However, I think it is a bit OTT to say they are "minging" from the microwave. If you are careful about the times and don't overdo them then I think it is possible to get acceptable results.

My mum used to grill "fried eggs" IYSWIM, i.e. she would put the egg in the bottom of the grill pan and cook under the grill. Weird.

JennyBlueWren · 16/08/2018 13:11

I was also fed microwave eggs and can't make scrambled eggs properly. I see them as two different dishes. One is a quick breakfast or lunch for DS and I, the other is a treat we get dh to make.

GruciusMalfoy · 16/08/2018 13:11

Your mother didn't make them right. They're fine if you stir often, not as nice as they are on the hob, mind you

Topsyshair · 16/08/2018 13:13

Who here puts milk in scrambled egg?

Oysterbabe · 16/08/2018 13:15

They're fine you just have to do them in 30 second blasts, stirring in between and don't overcook.

funinthesun18 · 16/08/2018 13:15

Frying pan all the way. Yum!
The ones done in the microwave taste weird.

AornisHades · 16/08/2018 13:16

My microwave scrambled eggs are not rubbery. You need to undercook them and let them stand to set.

Mammyloveswine · 16/08/2018 13:19

coralmulberry surely they cook quicker in a pan? She never microwaves them now I have shown her the way!

5foot5 at least the yolk will have been cooked properly? Nothing worse than a snotty egg..

Still not convinced there's any advantage to microwaving them..

Cook off?

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ProseccoPoppy · 16/08/2018 13:21

Microwave eggs are nowhere near as good as on the hob. I won’t eat them microwaved as the texture is all wrong. I also don’t add milk.

Microwave porridge is a bit crap too.

InspectorIkmen · 16/08/2018 13:22

Much quicker in the pan, drowning in butter and no milk or anything else added. That's just the plain facts. They might taste ok from the microwave - might - but there's no time advantage to doing it that way at all.

glintandglide · 16/08/2018 13:22

I find the pan a pain in the arse to wash up after scrambled. I don’t actually do them in the micro but can totally see the advantage from that POV

Mammyloveswine · 16/08/2018 13:22

Oooh no milk topsyshair!

I crack my eggs into a bowl then pour into the pan and scramble in the pan.. DH mixes them first but his scrambled eggs are too "omelette-like" for my liking.

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Hillarious · 16/08/2018 13:24

They need to be folded in the frying pan, rather than stirred. Then they are perfect!

Mammyloveswine · 16/08/2018 13:26

Sort of on topic but i recently found out that the poached eggs on a Wetherspoons breakfast come "prepoached". Boak!

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PinkHeart5914 · 16/08/2018 13:30

I think most things taste better when cooked the “proper” way tbh, Microwaves cooking is only ok if in a rush

Cake (yes I know people that make microwave mug cakes)
Even ready meals taste better when oven cooked than microwaved

But yes completely agree about scrambled eggs they are wonderful when done on the hob with butter and a dash of cream plus lots of black pepper and a pinch of sea salt 😋

glintandglide · 16/08/2018 13:33

Most restaurants pre poach their eggs, and keep them in chilled water until needed

Mammyloveswine · 16/08/2018 13:38

glintandglide wethersooons get them shipped in... reminds me of when my sister worked at bhs cafe and told me the scrambled eggs were POWDERED and mixed with water.. id take microwaved scrambled eggs over them!

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