Is your Eggo exploding or melting when you microwave them? Microwaving an Eggo is the fastest way to get a decent breakfast, especially when you are in a rush. It is not uncommon that many of us are not able to microwave Eggo properly. It is either too dry or has cold spots.
This article will teach you how to correctly microwave an Eggo without making it soggy and losing its scrumptious taste! To add more value to this article, I have also discussed a couple of mouth-watering recipes to amp up your Eggo breakfast.
Is Eggos suitable for microwaving?
Well, I know that generally, frozen items come with a set of cooking instructions to facilitate proper handling of the food item; there is no harm in trying to experiment with it.
To the question posed above, YES, Eggos can be heated in a microwave. For several recipes, the official Eggo website advises microwaving the waffle.
The main ingredients to curate the go-to breakfast are flour, vegetable oil, eggs, and baking soda. These waffles are pre-cooked, and you simply reheat them by microwaving them! Easy Peasy.
Why Microwave Your Waffles?
Breakfast has been regarded as a vital meal for ages. As per a survey conducted in 2018, breakfast skippers consumed more sugar and depicted a low diet quality in contrast to those that consumed breakfast.
Eggos are a quick fix and a nutritional boost that we need to begin our day and fuel our metabolism. Eggo has almost 4 grams of proteins that can aid in building muscles and aiding brain development.
Some research has also highlighted that a high protein breakfast can promote satiety and thus prevent overeating! Thus, even if you are running late, just place Eggos in the microwave, and you are set for the day! Since warming them in a microwave cannot alter the taste or the texture of our beloved Eggo, why not microwave them?
How to cook Original Eggos in the microwave
Listed below are 4 steps that will give you a thoroughly cooked and heated waffle.
Step 1: Remove the frozen waffle and let it thaw on the counter for 5 – 10 minutes.
Step 2: Place a paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Remove 2 Eggos and place them on a clean and dry plate. You can also stack them up by placing towels in between them.
Step 3: Turn it on and set the timer for 30 seconds. Once done, flip the waffle and repeat the same process to ensure uniform cooking.
Step 4: Touch and check your waffle. If you notice any cold spots, repeat the above process.
How do you make crispy Eggo waffles?
Craving that crunch? Food, after it has been microwaved, is frequently criticized for being soggy. Some recipes work well when the waffle is soft and spongy; however, most prefer a crispy waffle! But don’t fret; you can get one with a microwave!
Tip 1: Paper Towels
Lay paper towels on the plate before putting the waffles in the microwave. As the paper towel absorbs the excess moisture, the waffle will not lose its crunch when reheated.
Tip 2: Crisp Trays
A crisping tray is made of metals that can absorb the radiation from eh oven and generate heat. It works like an electric stove once it is heated. If you place the waffles on this pre-heated pan, the waffle will be crunchy while getting cooked evenly.
Tip 3: Invest in a convection microwave
You may notice random cold spots after microwave cooking since traditional microwaves heat food from inner to outer layers. Convection ovens cook food by heating it uniformly from outside to inside. Additionally, convection microwaves use heated air to warm the food, keeping it crisp and moisture free!
Let’s Get Cooking!
Since I love experimenting with food, I curated some unique and easy breakfast recipes using Eggo waffles. Listed below are two unique and easy-to-follow recipes with microwave waffles.
Craving a BLT? Let’s make it with Eggos!
- Four Eggo Waffles
- One tomato (Sliced)
- Three Bacon/ Meat strips (Cooked)
- Two lettuce leaves
- One tablespoon of mayonnaise
- Heat the Eggo waffles in the microwave for 60 seconds.
- Cut the waffle in half.
- Stack mayonnaise, tomatoes, bacon, and lettuce on half the waffle, then cover it with the other half.
- Your BLT is ready!
Strawberry Pie Eggo Waffle
- Two Eggo Waffle
- Strawberries (Finely chopped)
- One tablespoon sugar
- Two Eggs
- One tablespoon of unsalted butter
- Half a tablespoon of Cinnamon powder
- Whipping cream (Optional)
- In a skillet, add butter and melt it.
- Once melted, add the strawberries and sugar. Keep stirring the mixture for 15 minutes on low heat. Once the compote is ready, turn off the stove and allow it to cool.
- In a bowl, whisk two eggs and cinnamon powder thoroughly. Keep it aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the whipping cream until it has a frothy and light texture.
- Place two Eggo Waffles on a microwave-safe plate and heat them in the microwave until it is soft.
- Spread the compote on one end of the waffle and the whipping cream on the other half. Fold the waffle in half like a sandwich.
- Dip the waffle in the egg-cinnamon mix and coat it uniformly.
- You can either bake them at 180°C for 10 minutes or heat them on the stove until you notice a golden brown texture.
- There you have it!
How long do you toast Eggo Waffles?
In a conventional toaster, Eggo waffles need about 5-10 minutes when the temperature is set at the lowest. If you want to add more crunch to it, you can turn off the toaster and let the waffle sit in for another 60-90 seconds. In a bread toaster, it will pop out when it is done.
How long to cook frozen waffles in the microwave? How do you warm up frozen waffles?
Since the waffles are already cooked, you can place them in the oven for 60 seconds. Don’t forget to flip the sides after 30 seconds to ensure proper heating. You don’t need to thaw these waffles. You can use a microwave, oven, toaster, or gas top and get warm waffles.
Are Eggo waffles safe for kids?
Frozen food items always come with their own set of disadvantages. However, Eggos are relatively safe for kids since they are essentially free from artificial colors.
The legendary Eggo waffles can be microwaved without compromising their taste and texture. The heating time and temperature settings may vary depending on your microwave. However, the simplest way to check if the waffle is ready is by touching it to spot cold pockets.
Having said that, you might want to use caution when eating them because the core of the waffle may be extremely hot. You might want to cut it in half to vent the steam out.
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Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Michael A. Antoine is a Sr. Chef at one of the leading chains of restaurants in the USA. He might raise hell in his kitchen, but his deep and practical knowledge about food and recipes helps us give you the best and tastiest recipes.