I Really Do Know How to Cook! Exploding Eggs Blow Me Away!
I got ambitious on Saturday. I had been working on the computer before I even had breakfast. So I decided to make a more “brunch” like thing. I dug around to find pancake mix and I thought I had a waffle iron but that must have left in the last clean out or move. Who knows where it vantished. In the hunt through the cupboards, I found a microwave egg poacher.
Aha, I thought!! Poached eggs, fried polenta, with some cheese and salsa would be a great meal.
I sprayed the microwave egg poacher, cracked in two eggs. (Did I mention I had NO directions for the egg poacher?) and stuck them into the microwave for about 2 minutes. I had already started heating the skillet for the polenta with a tiny bit of olive oil– suddenly I hear a KABOOM!!
eggs all over the microvwave. I had forgotten to lock down the poacher handles.
The dog got the benefit of the excess eggs and I saved what I could and dumped it on a plate. We cleaned out the microwave– and it wasn’t pretty.
I was sure I could do it right again and so I cracked open more eggs. People in the house were leary. “Why?. I know how to cook. Just because I don’t often do it, doesn’t mean I don’t know how. Maybe I just need to focus on skills on mixology and cocktails. It seems to be where my skills lay.
(Cocktail du nuit on Friday: apple juice heated up with brown sugar not quite equal amounts but to caramelize the sugar and then rim the glass with that. Add in more warm apple juice, gold rum , mix in nutmeg, cinnamon and an apple slice as garnish. A lovely, tasty warm cocktail. FYI, that glaze of the sugar and apple juice makes an interesting glossy finish on lips if you mix it with a bit of lip gloss. I am not saying to do it. Just telling you what I saw)
So I try again.. but turned down the time for nuking the eggs. I flipped over the polenta slices and KABAMM!! It happened again, but with less explosive results– but it still exploded. CRUD!!
The mess got cleaned up again and I would NOT give up. I am definitely persistent!! When I am on a mission, I do not stop. There are people who can tell you I don’t let go and this was that situation.
I wanted my poached eggs– or waffles but since I didn’t have a waffle iron.– that wasn’t happening)
So I tried again and cut the power down by 50% and checked the eggs at 2 minutes. Not done. I kept checking the polent and it was done and I slid it onto plates and covered it.
At just shy of 3 minutes, the eggs were done. Not perfectly done but they were done well enough!
This turned out pretty well and I laid out the polenta slices and stacked up the eggs on top with shredded cheese and some green spicy salsa! I put it back into the microwave fo4r about 1 minute at 30% power and the eggs were warm, cheese melted and they were ready to eat.
It was pretty darn good. The eggs were a touch over-cooked but not horribly. I will be thinking about buying a real egg poacher. I would also think about using a crepe pan to make eggs on that and heat up some tortillas to do this the right way and have what would be like an egg burrito.
However the polenta went over very well and people were loving it. Just wish I had the instruction booklet and wish that I didn’t have to go through almost a half dozen eggs exploding to make this work!
If you try this, be forewarned and bon appetit.
Stevie Wilson, LA-Story.com
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