Q: I recently had to switch to egg beaters for dietary reasons. However, I have never worked with them, and my family hasn’t either. I know that microwaving eggs can make them rubbery if you over do it, can you microwave egg beaters?
A: Microwaving eggs used to be taboo in many households, however, with the dedication of foodies around the globe, we now know how to microwave eggs, egg beaters included.
When we are talking about microwaving egg beaters, they need to already have been prepared. You cannot make scrambled eggs in the microwave, at least, it isn’t recommended.
To reheat your egg beaters simply place them in a microwave-safe dish, and lightly cover with a damp paper towel. This will ensure that they stay fluffy, without drying out and getting rubbery. Just make sure the paper towel isn’t dripping wet, and then they get soggy.
Microwave on half power for 15 seconds, fluff with a fork, then microwave for another 15 seconds. You’ll want to check them every 15 seconds because one section may be overcooking while others stay as cold as when they came out of the refrigerator.
If you bought a prepared (frozen) egg beaters dish, such as their delicious omelets, follow the packaging directions. For the most part, you will be removing the omelet from the packaging, and placing on a microwave safe plate. Then, they want you to microwave it for 45 seconds on one side, flip, then another minute on the other.
As always, each microwave is different, so use your nose and good discretion to tell when something is warmed all the way through.
Egg beaters are the healthy alternative for many breakfasts that can be loaded with calories and cholesterol. Healthy can be quick, easy, and taste good too!