Friday, August 19, 2016

Poached Egg in the microwave in a Silicone Casserole , a recipe for your Cooks Essentials cookware

I'm not paid or given things to use or review, well, not this time anyway.  I was watching and flipped around and found QVC and saw them selling these Silicone casserole dishes... I needed something to cook in the microwave so thought they were worth the buy.  The set comes with one large and thee small casseroles, all with lids.  They all collapse too which is cool.  Anyway, here's hardly any recipes online so here we go.  I'll make some.

It seemed to me the best thing to cook first is an egg so here we go.  I cooked a ton of eggs and this is the final version that works beautifully.  IF you like a more well done egg, add 15 seconds at a time till it's the way you like it.  I decided I like the 90 second egg the best.

So, here we go;


(Cooks essentials)


Toast, made and buttered because this goes fast
salt, pepper
silicone casserole
hollandaise if you have it :) *my quick cheat version below


Fill small casserole half way with room temperature water, straight from the tap. Replace lid
Microwave for 1 minute
Remove lid, swirl water, add egg
Replace lid
Microwave for 1-1.5 minutes, depending on how done you like your egg.
Carefully remove from water with slotted spoon and put on toast.
Add some hollandaise, if you want to go there :)


This is what I got... so cool and squishy.  They collapse, are usable in the microwave and the oven, yeah, these are going to be fun.
 So, fill half with water and add a little salt.  Microwave for 1 minute.
Add the egg, replace the lid and microwave for 90 seconds
OH and on a side note, check out my new old cutlery...
Remove from microwave oven and scoop the egg out.  Drain on a towel,
Put the egg on your perfectly toasted homemade bread, buttered... you can add a little hollandaise if you have it... oh look how perfectly poached this is... wow, I'm impressed.

I tried another version, I heated the water for 1 minute then cooked the egg an additional 1 minute, again I added a little hollandaise
I found the one minute a little short for my personal culinary requirements so for me, 90 second cook is the way to go but if you like a loose, soft poached egg, go for 60 seconds.  You'll need to play with your own microwave but once you find the sweet spot it'll be the same every single time.

I'm impressed with the cookware.  I'm going to come up with more recipes and times and uses for this cookware... watch this space :) 

While I have you, here's the hollandaise I use now:


This is for use with a stick blender

In a narrow jar

1 egg yolk
1 tsp each of water and lemon juice
pinch of salt, pinch of cayenne

In a 2 cup measure, microwave till boiling
1/2 cup unsalted butter 

*IF you use salted butter, omit the salt in the egg.

Blend the egg and water/lemon then slowly drizzle the boiling butter in while you blend the whole time. 

It's thick and creamy and delicious. It keeps in the fridge for a long time, I scoop some out and put in a hot jar to reheat as required



1 comment:

  1. Oh, it's such a jolly hollandaise with Tracy
    Tracy makes your heart so light...
    When the day is grey and ordinary,
    Tracy make the sun shine bright...