Do NOT microwave eggs

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by TheSpiceGirls, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to learn how to make poached eggs. But 3 minutes left the yolk too runny for my taste. So I put it in the microwave for a few seconds. An egg outside the shell WILL blow up disastrously in the microwave. I think we might need a new microwave.

    Oh, and I think my husband is losing his hearing. He was sitting three feet away from the microwave when it blew and claims he didn't hear a thing. I was across the kitchen and hit the floor spread eagle fearing it was the big one.
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Wow! Yes I have seen that happen before!
     
  3. Gittx

    Gittx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I scramble eggs in the microwave all the time. It's fast and easy as long as you are sure the yoke is broken, and you stir them a couple of times....you'd need to do that anyway for scrambled eggs so maybe that's why is so easy. Yep, until I learned how to do it, I had a couple of explosions too [​IMG]
     
  4. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it was a seriously random event. Because it was obviously out of the shell. And I had pierced the yolk. That's how I knew it was too runny for my tastes. There must have been an air pocket in the egg white because that's what was all over the inside of the microwave. There was no yolk. Thankfully.

    And since I still had the hot water on the stove, I just tried poaching another egg and went 5 minutes and that was more to my liking.
     
  5. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Hahahah! [​IMG]I just saw an exploding egg on Youtube! It sounded loud!
     
  6. peepacheep

    peepacheep Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use peroxide in a spray bottle to clean splatter cast out of the microwave. It does a great job fizzing proteins out of cracks and crevasses. The very first time I ever used a microwave, many, many years ago, was when I was dog sitting. The meal time directions said to warn the chopped liver in the microwave..... first time using a microwave and the first time ever cleaning exploded beef liver. Gross, gross, gross. Funny my husband is blind to dog vomit. Can not see it but somehow can step over it until I 'find' it. [​IMG]
     
  7. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Whoa... But there is rarely a need to microwave a raw egg.
     

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