Hard Boil Eggs in the Microwave? Yes!

March 21, 2016 by Jason Loper


Did you know that you can hard boil eggs in the microwave? It’s true. While boiling eggs in the microwave may not save you much time, it’ll work in a pinch when you don’t have a stove at your disposal.

How to Hard Boil an Egg in the Microwave
• First, fill a large microwave safe bowl about halfway with water. (You’ll want enough water to cover the eggs once you add them to the bowl.)

• Microwave the bowl of water on high for three minutes.

• Remove the bowl of water from the microwave (careful, it will be hot!) and add eggs. Place a plate over the bowl of water and return to microwave.

• Microwave the bowl of water and eggs at 50% power for about seven minutes. It’s very important that you use 50% power for microwaving the bowlful of eggs. Microwaving the eggs at full power will likely result in an eggsplotion.

Looking for more ways to prepare eggs? Check out these delicious recipes:

Five Minute Egg
Bacon, Egg and Toast Cups
Chicken Chilaquiles Verde with Fried Eggs

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Jason Loper

Jason Loper is a self-professed doyen of the domestic arts. In other words, he hasn’t met a household project he hasn’t enjoyed tackling. His latest project is renovating a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed American System-Built Home in Iowa.