An Eggsplanation Regarding the Cooking of Eggs in Microwaves

Cooking an egg

In the microwave

Is tricky

There are numerous techniques one must use to see it done safely and to one’s satisfaction

Puncturing that voluptuous, sunshiny yolk with the tines of a fork makes me feel guilty but it must be done

A little boiling water bath seems to help keep the egg intact

Also loosely covering it

And cooking it slowly, thirty seconds at a shot

I know this because I make eggs for my patients in the morning

And have had to learn how to present an egg in one appetizing piece

Apparently, eggy shrapnel is unacceptable


I thought I did everything right


I was using a different container

And now understand that even the slightest variation in variables can upset the delicate balance required

I often even hover

Over the microwave

As it whirrs

Watch and listen

To make sure all is well with my little, fragile creations

But I was distracted

As is also often the case

And the first pop sent me scurrying


There’s more than one pop

Giving me time to halt the heating process and cool those little gems a tad and start again

But this time, the damage was done

One egg had managed to catapult itself into the corner

A circus performer, of sorts

Wish I’d have seen it

The final product being not nearly as entertaining

The white lying mutilated in a heap

And still somehow hanging in mucousy bits from the ceiling

A feat in itself

The yolk splattered in slimy, golden rays across the back wall

Like a Jackson Pollok painting

He’d have liked it

I do my best to avoid this kind of disorder

Unless I’m making art, where disorder is encouraged and applauded

I’d rather not make something dirty than to have to clean it

But life, it seems, is unavoidably messy

And eggs will be eggs

When in microwaves

Eggsploding ๐Ÿ˜€

Edited in Prisma app with Tokyo
Edited in Prisma app with Tokyo

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