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Sep 28, 2010 09:46 AM

Help!! eggs and only a microwave/toaster oven?

I need help, we are going on a low carb diet and ditching the cerial/fruit/etc and want to eggs in. But...we are going through a major renovation and I have only a toaster oven and microwave. Any ideas. I would love a poached egg but any type of egg would be fine. Thanks

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  1. I know you can scramble eggs in the MW. You have to be very careful with power levels and cooking times, or it will turn rubbery. I am sure you can do add-ins.

    Here are some links with suggestions:,1-0...

    There are also some videos on the internet.....

    1. Bake your eggs in a souffle dish in the toaster oven, or do the same in the microwave.

      Or if you want to get fancy, use a muffin tin and add some pureed tomatoes and then crack an egg on top, bake and you have your own "poor-man's" version of eggs in purgatory.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        I saw something like this recently on a cooking show where they pressed hashbrowns around the edges of a muffin tin and baked (which should work in a toaster oven) till they were crispy then had an egg cracked into them and baked a until the egg was done. Oh - I found the link:

        1. re: boyzoma

          Yeah, I would do the same thing or something similar (either bread or potatoes) but the OP is on a low-carb diet ... [sigh]

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Alas - my bad. I somehow spaced the low-carb. (Hangs head in shame and sobs in the corner).

            1. re: boyzoma

              boyzoma: well you should, until this post you were sounding fairly cool, is there a way to "block" people like on FB? (smirk)

              somebody on not low-carb diet may read this and I did see a thread the other day about other things in a toaster oven.

            2. re: ipsedixit

              could use cauliflower and onions instead...

          2. re: ipsedixit

            speaking of a muffin tin, there's always the option of pouring whisked eggs into the tin, adding toppings/mix-ins (veggies, cheese, bacon), and baking.

            hey ipse, what's with the face today? embarrassed about something? ;)

              1. re: alkapal

                "hey ipse, what's with the face today? embarrassed about something? ;)"

                Have you seen how HOT it's been in LA the past couple of days????

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  not seen...experienced. remember, i live here too! i realized after alka made the sunburn comment that it might have something to do with our lovely heat wave. thank goodness it's breaking.

          3. You can do a fancy baked egg dish in the toaster oven. Put a english muffin or even a piece of toast that has been cut in a circle in the bottom of a ramekin. Add a slice of ham or mostly cooked sausage patty. Break an egg on top. Sprinkle with some cheese and put it in the toaster oven.

            It should turn out very nicely.

            1. I made scrambled eggs in a microwave all the time when I was in college (and doing LC). You just have to take them out about every 30 seconds to stir, and pull them a little before you think they're done because of carryover cooking. They're not as good as on the stovetop, but they're fine, especially with cheese.

              1. There's a great Greek-inspired egg recipe that I picked up somewhere that is perfect for toast-oven cooking. If you have some large-ish ramekins or a small baking dish that fits in the toaster oven you can make this fantastic egg recipe:

                Pour a tablespoon of olive oil into the bottom of the ramekin. Layer some sliced tomatoes in the bottom of the ramekin, not more than halfway up the side. Place a thin block of feta cheese to cover the tomatoes or crumble feta cheese over the tomatoes form the next layer. Dribble a little more olive oil over this. Crack an egg onto the top. Dribble a little more olive oil over the egg and dust with salt, pepper, and oregano. Place this in the toaster oven at about 300-320F for about 15 minutes. Keep an eye on it, and when the egg has set, it's done. I usually don't cover it, but you can put some foil over the top if you think the egg will be too close to the burner.

                I like to eat it with a piece of crusty bread, but if you're skipping carbs, it would still be delicious on its own.