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Old 09-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
Adam Castagno
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Microwaving eggs

Lately I have been in a crunch for time and have been microwaving eggs either in the am for bfast or at night when I return from work. All I do si place them in a bowl scramble and nuke for a couple of minutes. I am just curious if anyone else does this, and if anyone has any info/research on this method of cooking eggs and whether or not it changes their nutrition. I am guessing not, and could not find anything about this, however microwaving them does seem odd and possibly not right to me.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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Re: Microwaving eggs

I've been doing this for years. I don't scramble them though, because it gives the eggs a weird texture. I just stab the yolk a couple times with a fork to keep it from blowing up. I use two whites and one yolk (or sometimes just two whites), and slap it between a couple pieces of whole grain toast with a slice of pepperjack cheese. No idea if it changes the nutrition or not, but it's pretty tasty.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:37 AM   #3
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Re: Microwaving eggs

I've been doing the same recently. I've actually been slicing some banana in as well. I actually this eggs are pretty tasty this way..
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:12 AM   #4
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Re: Microwaving eggs

I do mw eggs from time to time-either scrambled or sunnyside up-, but always have 2 problems:
1.the surface could go dry,
2.the bottom could stick to the plate, so I started to use some olive oil underneath

Other than that, it is a good & quick option, and as far as I know has no influence on the nutritional value.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:27 AM   #5
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Re: Microwaving eggs

Theres tons of people that think that microwaving is worse than conventional cooking say, over your range. It has to do with agitating the molecules at super high speeds denatures the proteins more. I don't think I ever found concrete evidence, but didnt look that hard. The articles on it, referred to heating blood for transfusions, and this was NO GOOD.

I know it rubberizes leftover chicken vs. an oven, so there is a texture difference, but one of them things that you must decide for yourself I think. Bananas in eggs...hhmm?
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:30 AM   #6
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Re: Microwaving eggs

Heating blood for transfusions is radically different than preparing food. Cooking foods denatures proteins and that's what makes them more bio-available and easier to digest. You're doing half the digestive work with cooking.

I would imagine the pro/con of using microwaves is inconclusive at best. I can't see microwaving vs traditional cooking doing anything different to the nutritional value of the foods.

Now what might be of (small) concern is what you are microwaving your food in. Plastic containers do become hot and in theory could expel some nasty chemicals in to the food. Ceramic is probably your best bet.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:24 AM   #7
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Re: Microwaving eggs

I've never microwaved eggs before from them being raw. But when I know I'll be short on time I cook them the night before and then microwave them. They still taste pretty good and I know for a fact that the microwave will not change nutrition value of eggs.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:59 AM   #8
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Re: Microwaving eggs

Sounds like some people have already learned the trick, but before I learned it I attempted to microwave some hard boiled eggs I had made the day before. The first bite I took caused it to explode in my face. I guess I need some lessons on my egg microwaving skills.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:46 PM   #9
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Re: Microwaving eggs

just hard boil a dozen eggs instead...
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:09 PM   #10
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What I meant was that I had hardboiled them the day before and I put them in the microwave the next day to heat them up. I wasn't trying to hardboil them in the microwave.
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