Ialready talked about how I grew up on a house where “let’s have some pasta” included a walk into the pantry to look for flour and not the paste package. With that said you can only wonder the horror story that was the day a microwave made its appearance in our kitchen, right? Till the day, my father cannot conceive the idea of having food heated on the microwave. Could you imagine the thought of cooking on such thing? There’s no bigger culinary heresy, right?
There is a lot of controversy and a huge debate wether the use of microwave would be harmful to our health. There are people who swear by it and there are also people who would run away from it faster than Usain Bolt. I have no specific knowledge on the subject, and, believe me: I tried to dig deep. O looked for scientific articles to try and have some serious information to fall back, but finding common ground on it seems to be as hard as solving the refugees crises on Eastern Europe. They have tests and tests and tests, and then you have data, and more and more data and, to conclude, they think a lot of things, but nothing’s ever proved. (I’ll take the opportunity to appeal to any professional that may have any suggestion on a text or whatever to help us, ignorants, to better understand the story behind it).
But then, with or without the debate, it IS pretty important to be aware that there are specific recipients that are microwave safe. BEWARE!!! You should NEVER EVER EVER EVER put plastic on a microwave. EVER! Unless it’s stated that it was made for it.
Anyhow, after dropping the polemic bomb on you all, and not solving it – as all polemic bombs should be – what I propose is to have some parsimony in trying to consider how we can put this technology wonder to good use.
I totally agree that the food tastes different and I’m not all up for cooking rice on it, but I do think that’s better to eat something healthy and tasty made on the microwave than ordering a pizza every night or, worse, going for those over processed foods.
Make your microwave an ally!
Among my experiments I can affirm that eggs work super fine on our microscopic wave friend and it can so be in hand on those rush (or lazy) moments.
You have to confess that, if you didn’t know, you would NOT have guessed that I made this omelette on the microwave.
4 cherry tomatoes
3 broccoli florets
salt, pepper, oregano
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 bowl that’s microwave appropriate (I use a cereal bowl)
1. Crack the eggs on the bowl and whisk tem with a fork (or a fouet if you’re fancy and you have one at home), add the salt, pepper, oregano and the baking powder.
2. Throw (or place nicely) the veggies (I did broccoli and cherry tomato, but you can do whatever you have on your fridge such as onions, spinach, cauliflower, carrots, pumpkin………….) to the egg spices mixture.
- I say veggies because that’s how I make mine, but you can also put cheese, ham, turkey, chicken… if you want to mix beef and strawberries, I promise won’t judge.
3. Now it’s time to put it all on the microwave, on high power, for about 3 minutes*.
*”about” because, microwave it’s just like a regular oven and it’s far from being an exact science: each one is different from the other and mine may need more or less time than yours. I would suggest you’d start with 3 minutes, take the bowl out of it and take a look to check if it’s cooked (stiff). If you think it’s necessary, do 1 minute more. Here, at home, it takes 4 minutes.
Tip: if you’re using cherry tomatoes you might want to cut them in half before placing them on your omelette. After it’s done (wether you’re using a microwave or the regular oven) if you end up with a while tomato on your mouth, it’ll
Tip: if you’re using cherry tomatoes you might want to cut them in half before placing them on your omelette. After it’s done (wether you’re using a microwave or the regular oven) if you end up with a while tomato on your mouth, it’ll blow and burn your tong. We don’t need that, right?
Who knows, maybe, little by little we’ll start to lose some of the prejudice around poor old little microwave?