Eggs are often an essential ingredient in baked goods and rich sauces. They are also delicious on their own. Inside their fragile shells are 5.5 grams of protein and only 68 calories. Nutrition experts have determined that people on low-fat diets can eat up to two eggs a day without noticeable increases in their blood cholesterol level. In fact, eating two eggs for breakfast has been linked to aiding weight loss. Making eggs is easier than ever with a microwave egg boiler.
Soft Versus Hard Boiled Eggs
You can make soft boiled eggs and hard boiled eggs with a microwave egg boiler. Both are cooked in the eggshell, which is cracked and peeled off before consumption. Though the outer white part of the egg is cooked through, a soft boiled egg's yellow center remains runny (though cooked enough to be safe to eat). Soft boiled eggs are sometimes eaten in egg cups, as they can be quite messy otherwise. The yellow center of a hard boiled egg is firm, allowing it to be sliced with a knife.
Microwave Egg Boiler Types
Plastic microwave egg boilers can hold one to four eggs. Most are cleverly shaped like an egg that the user opens to place the eggs and water inside. The boiler is then closed and placed in the microwave.
Microwave Egg Boiler Use
Place the egg inside the base of the egg boiler made to hold a single egg and add water. A fill line shows the user how much water to add. Boilers that hold more than one egg may have an aluminum insert in the boiler's base that has to be removed before adding water to the fill line. The aluminum insert is reinserted, then the eggs are placed in the egg-shaped indents. Screw or snap the egg boiler's top and place the entire unit in the microwave. Follow the directions that came with your egg boiler to set the microwave to the correct power and time settings. After removing the plastic egg from the microwave, allow it to cool for two minutes before removing the lid.
Buying and Storing Eggs
Before buying eggs, check each one for cracks or breaks in the eggshells. Always pack the egg carton carefully with the rest of your groceries to prevent the eggs from cracking. Store them with their pointed end facing downward in their original carton or another covered container for up to a month.