Good microwaved egg white recipes?

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    Nov 06, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
    Does anyone have a good egg white microwave recipe? I've been trying to use the boxed egg whites but haven't come up with anything easy that tastes decent.
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    Nov 06, 2010 4:54 PM GMT
    google "microwave egg recipes" and a load of recipe sites pop up.
    you can only scramble.....best done at 50% power....
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    Nov 07, 2010 12:37 PM GMT
    Make a reduced-yellow scramble by deciding on a proportion of yellow to white, say one whole egg added to 2 egg whites. You can do this with a whole egg from a shell plus boxed whites. Use a small bowl (like a cereal bowl) and add about 1/8 cup of skim milk, then scramble vigorously with a fork for a few seconds. Microwave on high for 45 seconds. Remove from the microwave and add a little nib of butter or a few drops of olive oil. Rescramble. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. That's it! Now you just salt and pepper to taste. This may be a little runny, which is great over unbuttered toast or you can let it stand outside the microwave so that the residual heat continues to cook it to the desired state. If your microwave is not as powerful as mine, you will need to experiment with a bit more microwave time (maybe additional 10 second increments).

    With the shape you're in, you shouldn't need to worry about eating some yellow. We all need some fat in our diet. Fat is essential to body chemistry, cuts down on cravings, and aids elimination.

    There are other great ways to cook eggs that let you remove and discard the yellow after the cooking is done. Shell eggs are cheap enough that you can do this and still come up even with the cost of boxed whites. Email me if you want directions for steam-fried or hard boiled (yeah, there are tricks to get them perfect). Hard boiled whites are super when chopped and added to tuna salad. Active dogs need eggs for their coat (maybe 2 per week), so you could share a cooked yellow occasionally with your canine bud, provided that you are being careful about avoiding fat from table scraps, etc. .

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    Nov 07, 2010 12:49 PM GMT
    milk doesn't blend well with eggs- that is why it might be runny. use tbs of water but it is not needed. same goes for when you scramble eggs on stove- no milk.
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    Nov 07, 2010 6:41 PM GMT
    Milk (or water) is added to increase the temperature at which coagulation begins. This is from a beloved old college text, On Food and Cooking--The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee. It is especially important to do this if you are cooking eggs in the microwave because the temp goes up geometrically. It helps avoid the rubbery "nuked" effect, which may be what the OP is objecting to. The steam that the extra liquid makes in response to the rapid microwave heat also adds to the more velvety, fluffy texture.

    Milk blends fine with eggs (again--Harold McGee). Think of all the cuisines in the world where eggs and milk are mixed in food preparations. I have used water in a pinch (i.e., out of milk), but I find that it leaves a flat, off-putting metallic taste--the same taste that you would get if you ran your tongue over a stainless steel pot. To each his own, I guess.
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    Nov 07, 2010 7:17 PM GMT
    It depends on the spices one uses. One of the things I do (heat levels and timings may have to be adjusted slightly):

    1-
    Large deep plate in microwave- pour in egg whites from carton (1/4 - 1/3 of carton).
    2-
    Heat on 'high' for 1 minute.
    stir with knife (easier to clean and can be used afterward) making sure any cooked part is mixed with uncooked parts (nothing sticks to the plate).
    3-
    Heat again for 1 minute (repeat mixing as above).
    4-
    Heat an additional minute (or as needed),
    5-
    Remove immediately, cut up with knife and add a chunk of feta and olive oil. For added taste sprinkle "Mrs Dash" (saltless seasoning).

    Often I microwave a heaping plate of baby spinach leaves (1/3 - 1/2 bag prewashed) for one minute. It wilts substantially this way. Then I chop it up and eat it with the eggs (above).
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    Nov 07, 2010 8:30 PM GMT
    Put them in a casserole dish with biscuit dough and browned spicy sausage. icon_biggrin.gif Bake until you can't stand the smell any more.

    Best eaten with shovel.
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    Nov 08, 2010 2:29 AM GMT
    Thanks guys, some good variations I haven't tried.
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    Nov 11, 2010 9:44 AM GMT
    I like to make breakfast sandwiched with egg whites. I cook 2-3 egg whites at 30-40% power (depending on the microwave) for four-five minutes. Be sure to cover them with waxed paper or a paper towel in case they explode. I then add a little turkey, ham, or other meat and a slice of cheese. When everything is heated I put it on a whole wheat bagel or toast. I usually put a little miracle whip and mustard on the bread/bagel.
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    Nov 11, 2010 8:06 PM GMT
    There are none. Give up without wasting time.