BLT. Cali. Mediterranean. Mushroom Lover’s. Canadian Bacon. You name it. I’m an equal opportunity egg mugger. My husband is a a little less international and likes to stick with something simple like ham and cheese or even just a basic mug some mornings. Here’s the thing….they are so fast and so simple you can literally make one in 5 minutes. That’s 300 seconds. It will take you longer to tell me all the reasons you don’t have time to make it than to just make it. And trust me, you will thank me later for asking you take that little bit of time.
I’ve had several requests for the basic recipe and instructions so here we go. I forget that not everyone is obsessed with the little round delights and could make them in their sleep (some mornings it’s almost been that bad).
- Egg mug with handle: these are the size of a big coffee mug and usually sold for heating up soup or other microwave, oven, freezer applications and many times come with a lid. I use this one when the end result is going on a sandwich thin, cut in half in a pita or on a mini Naan.
- Crock bowl: I actually have like six of these in different colors, with and without handles, they are just a nice size for so many things and are micro/oven/freezer safe. I use this size when I’m eating it alone and just wanted easy eggs
- Nordicware Egg Cooker: my sis in law Cathy got me this one and it’s great when I need to take and make an egg mug but it’s also the perfect size for English muffins or bagels. Thanks Cathy!
Basic Egg Mug – 3 Weight Watchers Smart Points (3PPV)
- 1 farm fresh egg (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1 Laughing Cow Light Swiss wedge (or sub 1 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Fat Free Ricotta and take the total down by 1 SP!)
- 1/2 Tbsp Bragg Nutritional Yeast
- Smart Balance Non Stick Spray
- That’s it.
- Four ingredients.
- Yes I’m serious.
Spray your choice of crock with non stick spray and add one egg plus the Laughing Cow wedge pinched into small bits. This is the only egg mug recipe where you will cook the egg in the first phase (see my other egg mug recipes for other versions).
Microwave on high for approximately 2 minutes (time will vary depending on the size and wattage of your microwave so keep an eye on them the first few times until you know how long hours is going to take).
Remove from microwave and allow to cool for about a minute. Egg mug will slide easily out of the bowl/mug but sometimes I use a spoon to “help”it out and to make sure it doesn’t come apart of I’ve made one with multiple ingredients. And voila! (Or as our daughter used to say “and Ole!”) You have an egg mug. Take a bow. Go ahead. You will impress your egg mug novice friends…I promise.
Let me know what you come up with, I would love your feedback!
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