1/2-3/4 c. milk
2-3 Tbsp. butter
salt and pepper to taste
microwave safe bowl, preferably with handles
The other day, I made my kids scrambled eggs for breakfast and my son looked up at me and said, “Mom, these are almost as good as Grandpa's.” High praise. Don't worry, I won't let it go to my head.
Yield: feeds one large family
Select a large, microwave-safe bowl. It helps if you have one with handles. We use a large casserole with little ears on the side. Spray the bowl with nonstick spray, being sure to coat the sides. (The sides cook first, so if it sticks to the sides, you can end up with a leathery mess.)
Into the prepared bowl, break 12 eggs. Beat the eggs well with a fork. Add milk. (Pa never measures, of course, but adds in enough milk so that he can see it at the top.) Salt and pepper to taste. Go lightly on seasoning, and let your eaters correct the seasoning at the table. Float the butter on the top of the eggs – just drop it into the bowl in a couple of chunks.
Set the fork on the spoonrest. Microwave the eggs 2 min. on high. Remove from microwave.
Stir well. The edges will start to cook first, so be sure to break up any solid pieces with the fork. Scrape off any cooked eggs from the edge. It may not look like they're cooking yet, but stir it well anyhow.
Microwave 2 min. on high. Remove from microwave. Stir and break up any solid pieces, especially around the edges.
Microwave 1 min. on high. Remove from microwave, stir and break up solid bits.
Microwave 1 min. on high. Remove from microwave, bust up solid bits. Pull the fork down all the way the way around at the edges. It will be cooking in a donut around the edges of the bowl. Be patient and be thorough.
Microwave 1 min. on high. The eggs will start to be getting thick, really starting to look like breakfast now.
Microwave 30 sec. on high. Remember, the eggs continue to cook even while you're stirring and even while you're bringing them to the table and hollering, “Order up!”
When there's no more jiggle, stir and fluff thoroughly with a fork. The bowl will be hot, so be careful. (Or as Pa says, “Be careful, the bowl is like fire!” Which our jokesters love. “You mean it emits light and is kind of orange-y colored?” Ba-dum-bump.)
Serve with plenty of toast and good company.
Submitted by Gretchen Grant Contributed on: and modified on Monday September 3rd, 2007