September 14, 2011

Quick Egg, Tomato, Bacon, and Cheese Mug

Another case of monkey see, monkey do. While I was enjoying a cup of coffee and reading through some new posts from blogs I follow I came to Dara's blog, Cookin' Canuck, and saw a recipe for something I've seen before but was never brave enough to try.

"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
And Action:

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. 


Dzoli said...

I do not like microwave cooking.I do not have microwave.But it obviously can produce something good:)

Pegasuslegend said...

great idea!

Pretend Chef said...

Dzoli - The microwave proved it's self worthy of more than just heating up some popcorn or leftovers.

Claudia - I thought so too.

Isabelle @ Crumb said...

I saw this recipe on Dara's blog yesterday, and I was really intrigued by how quick and simple it sounded. Love your variation with bacon and tomatoes... sounds like my favourite omelette combo, only faster!

Pretend Chef said...

Isabelle - This was really quick to put together. I can't wait to try this again with other ingredients.

Cookin' Canuck said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this and I like the variation you used! If you had a lot of liquid settling at the bottom, you can try cooking it a little longer. That might solve the problem for you.

Pretend Chef said...

Dara - Thank you once again for sharing the recipe and the tip for cooking it longer. I will have to try that next time.

Peggy said...

A hot breakfast in less than 5 minutes? Sounds good to me!

Lizzy said...

I saw this on Dara's blog, too! Good to know you enjoyed this quick breakfast :)

Pretend Chef said...

Peggy - Came together in a snap.

Lizzy - I love her blog!

Erin said...

Great quick breakfast! All sorts of yummy stuff you can put in there!

Pretend Chef said...

Erin - I love how versatile the recipe is. Can't wait to try this again with whatever I have on hand.

scratch-made wife said...

I've recently started cooking my morning eggs in the microwave. The water in the bottom of the bowl (or mug) is a little icky, but breakfast is just so simple this way it's hard not to love. :) It also cracks me up when they get puffy in the microwave.

Sarah said...

I always microwave my eggs at the moment as I am too lazy to deal with stirring things and washing up :) yes I am extremely lazy.

Pretend Chef said...

scratch-made wife - I am happy to know I'm not the only one who has the problem with the water at the bottom.

Sarah - This breakfast was fantastic. I am happy to be among the ranks of lazy cooks then. Haha!

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