"Egg mug" recipes. The thought of cooking anything in the microwave was kind of a turn off. Another reason I was hesitant on trying a recipe like this is because eggs and I aren't the best of friends. I can only tolerate the texture for so long and have a preference for how I like my eggs cooked with each method.
What gave this time? I had all of the ingredients on hand and if it's good enough for Dara's two boys then it's good enough for me.
Dara's version had mushrooms and ham. I didn't have those items on hand but she stated how versatile the recipe is. You can change the veggies, meats, and cheeses so the possibilities are endless.
Now that I am toying with the idea of going back to work and having Itty Bitty in "school" means that my mornings are about to become pressed for time. It'll be important for me to have breakfast ready to go and us to be out the door on time. Quick and simple breakfast options will be needed.
This "egg mug" recipe is quick and easy to put together. You whisk your eggs and add the other ingredients of choice with some spices. Cook it in the microwave and top it with cheese. Breakfast took all of 5 minutes to make.
It was surprisingly tasty. I was a little put off by the amount of water that was settled at the bottom of my mug though. After draining the water off and transferring it to a plate I was back to enjoying my breakfast. I would make this again. Thank you Dara for sharing your recipe!
Quick Egg, Tomato, Bacon, And Cheese Mug
Adapted from Dara at Cookin' Canuck
Makes 1 Serving
Stars of the Show:
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp water - I'm not sure if this amount was too much but next time I might not add any and see if that helps.
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 beefsteak tomato, no seeds or juice, diced
- basil - I just eyeballed the amount.
- oregano - I just eyeballed the amount.
- 1 slice pan fried bacon, crumbled
Spray a 12 oz mug with cooking spray. Crack the eggs into the mug and whisk with the water. Stir in the tomato, bacon, black pepper, basil, and oregano. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir the mixture. Microwave for another 60 to 90 seconds. Mine took 2 minutes to get it to the doneness I prefer. Sprinkle with cheese.