Microwave Farmers Omelet (In A Cup)

Microwave Farmers Omelet (In A Cup)

(1 serving)    Printable Version
  • 2 large eggs - beaten
  • 2 or 3 Tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons diced fully cooked ham (or cooked and crumbled bacon)
  • 1 Tablespoon diced green bell pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
I was shocked that I liked this as much as I did. I'm pretty much a purist when it comes to omelets. I spent weeks finding my perfect frying pan. I've studied the techniques of the famed omelet chef Madame Romaine de Lyon. Realizing I can make a genuinely excellent omelet by throwing stuff in a cup is both exciting and somewhat deflating. The bottom line is that this method works.

I think the trick is filling your mug 2/3 full of ingredients before microwaving. That yields an omelet that rises just slightly over rim of the cup. I added an extra egg and increased the bell pepper to 2 Tablespoons to make that happen for my particular mug. As for cooking time, mine took 1 minute and 40 seconds... stirring twice during that period. I suggest that you serve the omelet directly in the the mug. It's much prettier than if you invert it onto a plate. Thanks to 'Bennett' for sending us this recipe. (Tested and photographed in June 2013)


Microwave Farmers Omelet (In A Cup)


How To Make A Microwave Farmers Omelet

Prepare a large microwave-safe mug by spraying the inside generously with cooking spray.

Place all ingredients in the mug and stir to mix.

Microwave on high for one minute. Check the omelet. If the egg is not completely set, continue to microwave in 20 second intervals until it is completely set.

Run a knife around the edges of the omelet and slide it onto a serving plate.


Omelet In A Cup



Breakfast in under two minutes! And dish washing is a breeze.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Bennett for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
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Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 17 votes.


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From Rob
Rating (out of 5):  

I do this with egg beaters liquid egg whites. Cooks even better than real eggs do and without the cholesterol. The southwest style egg beaters is best.

Comment submitted: 6/23/2015 (#19456)



From audrey
Rating (out of 5):  

Very nice! I'll make it again. So easy.

Comment submitted: 5/29/2015 (#19433)



From Lai

This sounds delish! I'll try to make it for my mom tomorrow for breakfast. Can't wait!

Comment submitted: 4/30/2015 (#19389)



From 12-year-old
Rating (out of 5):  

Awesome! My parents loved it.

Comment submitted: 4/26/2015 (#19384)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Ann Cooks (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Love this! I have always done the Ziploc bag Omelets for quick, but this way you don't have to wait on the pot of water to boil. I'm going to try mixing it in a Ziploc bag the night before and putting it in the fridge. Spray the cup, pour in, cook for 2 minutes and "bam" breakfast. Love it!

Comment submitted: 4/17/2015 (#19369)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom recipehoarder (Team Breakfast Member)

You could add the stir the omelet part in the steps. I think it makes a difference between a rubbery and non rubbery omelet.

Comment submitted: 3/12/2015 (#19320)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom mancancook (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

It's 5 in the morning on the day the clocks 'spring' forward and my wife has to clock into work at 6:30. I'm making this to send her off to work fed, and she can sleep a little longer. Also, I am not bashing skillets and utensils all over the stove top.

Comment submitted: 3/8/2015 (#19314)



From Crusher
Rating (out of 5):  

Just found this, tried it and I love it!

Comment submitted: 1/21/2015 (#19220)



From Deekes
Rating (out of 5):  

Awesome. Great for the RV. Kids that normally don't eat omelettes devoured these in their personal NASCAR cups. Thanks. My life is made easy. Just substituted celery for lack of bell pepper and a few mushrooms. So easy and good. A few croutons helped too with their own spices.

Comment submitted: 1/14/2015 (#19209)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom chambersbre (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I am only thirteen cooking for my family. Really good!

Comment submitted: 11/25/2014 (#19123)



From Albert
Rating (out of 5):  

Added a little butter chives and a pinch of sugar! Good recipe.

Comment submitted: 10/2/2014 (#19027)



From Hannigan
Rating (out of 5):  

I liked the recipe very much because it's easy to make and takes very little time.

Comment submitted: 9/3/2014 (#18979)



From Lizzie
Rating (out of 5):  

My mom loves omelets and I can't even make pasta and it's Mother's Day tomorrow so this is perfect.

Comment submitted: 5/10/2014 (#18867)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom pdxrose (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Agree with Da Pom. Mix separately so the spray stays on the wall of the cup. Easy, pretty and yummy.

Comment submitted: 5/3/2014 (#18855)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom morebbqplease1 (Team Breakfast Member)

I don't have a microwave :(

Comment submitted: 9/26/2013 (#16649)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom wdweaver (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

This is an awesome way to cook eggs for my wife. She likes omelets and I prefer sunny side up, so we never really eat at the same time. now we are both happy and can eat together. You definitely need to make sure to use cooking spray though!

Comment submitted: 7/20/2013 (#16186)



From Tintin
Rating (out of 5):  

So quick and great tasting!

Comment submitted: 6/29/2013 (#16087)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom la grenouille (Team Breakfast Member)

Only you Americans to get the idea to make an omelette in a cup and microwave :) But I'll try it! - Anne Marie Nantes France

Comment submitted: 6/27/2013 (#16082)



From Nicki M.
Rating (out of 5):  

I made it for my mom for breakfast in bed... I'm only 11 so it was really simple... she loved it! THANK YOU!

Comment submitted: 5/27/2012 (#13953)



From Michael A
Rating (out of 5):  

The best omelet yet! I liked it with bacon. Cook and eat in the same cup, what could be easier?

Comment submitted: 10/6/2010 (#11344)



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