Friday, 10 April 2015


1-minute Microwave Quiche in a Mug
1 large egg
1 1/2 tablespoons whole milk (substitutes: half and half or heavy cream)
1 teaspoon melted unsalted butter
Pinch of salt
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
4 small grape tomatoes, halved
1/8 cup torn pieces of fresh bread
1 tablespoon grated cheese (e.g., cheddar cheese, mozzarella, etc.)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh herbs, plus more for garnish (e.g., green onions, Italian parsley, chives, etc.)

In a microwavable mug, add egg, milk, melted butter, salt, and pepper and whisk until thoroughly mixed and egg whites are completely broken up. Add halved grape tomatoes, torn bread, grated cheese, and chopped herbs on top of egg mixture, making sure ingredients are evenly dispersed and have not settled to bottom of mug. Ingredients will stay settled within the quiche mixture better if you do not whisk ingredients into egg mixture.

Place mug in microwave, and cook on high for 1 minute, just until egg is completely cooked and quiche is slightly puffed. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve immediately.

Total time: 3 minutes
Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 1 min
Yield: 1 serving
Level: Easy

After a few minutes in the microwave, it is a tasty meal with no clean up afterwards. What a great idea!

1 teaspoon butter
1 egg
1 1/2 tbsps whole milk
Pinch of salt and pepper
2 tbsp of grated cheddar
Whatever else you like to fill it with! We chose cherry tomatoes (4, quartered), a small handful of spinach and 2 chopped spring onions. You could add ham or cooked bacon here.
1 slice of bread, torn into small pieces

1. Put the butter in your mug and pop in the microwave for ten seconds to melt it. Whisk the egg in your mug, then add the milk, cheese, salt, pepper and whichever greens or other fillings you like!
2. Add torn-up bread to the top until it’s covered, and give it a prod down so that it gets coated in egg – this will help the quiche keep shape.
3. Bung in the microwave for 3 to 3 and a half minutes. You’ll know it’s done when you can score around the edges of the mug and see that the quiche comes away in one piece.
4. The fun bit! Grab a plate and flip your mug upside down. Tap the top until you hear the quiche drop, hold for just a few seconds and then lift the mug away slowly.