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)
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From nice eggs
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Comment submitted: 2/7/2019 (#20720)

From Amiradyana
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Just found this and love it. It is quick and easy.

Comment submitted: 6/25/2018 (#20585)

From Gamma
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Just awesome!!

Comment submitted: 6/3/2018 (#20579)

From jeriboam
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I make this almost everyday: 2 eggs + 2 tablespoons of half and half. Add onions bell pepper, slices of lunch meat broken up and cheese slices. 1 min. 50 seconds. Stir when you remove and enjoy. Read the benefit of eating 2 eggs everyday.

Comment submitted: 2/15/2018 (#20525)

From Hammer
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I like it just as much as a regular omelet. Good with pepper jack cheese too.

Comment submitted: 1/30/2018 (#20517)

From K-Rox
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Best omelet ever! Will make it often.

Comment submitted: 9/23/2017 (#20412)

From LaLa32

I did it with Spam and double the cheese. Was great.

Comment submitted: 4/21/2017 (#20268)

From Goldy4
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Comment submitted: 12/13/2016 (#20147)

From mariah_mii10
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I made this for my mother and she LOVED it!

Comment submitted: 8/16/2016 (#20027)

From Blizzy
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I love this! I didn't have bell peppers sadly, but I replaced it with bacon. I'm 13, and I made it so my family could try it and they loved it! A 10 year old could do this!

Comment submitted: 6/20/2016 (#19976)

From TommyG
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I was like... yea! This was good.

Comment submitted: 4/1/2016 (#19854)

From incognito
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Quick, easy and light. Try it with with crispy French bread.

Comment submitted: 10/12/2015 (#19589)

From Rob
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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
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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
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Awesome! My parents loved it.

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

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Ann Cooks (Team Breakfast Member)
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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)
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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
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Just found this, tried it and I love it!

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

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