Making OAMC Easier

Preparing the egg pans

I make my husband breakfast sandwiches in bulk, and I think I’ve tried just about every way to make the eggs. Sometimes with great results, but time consuming. And other times it’s just been a mess (egg rings – what a waste of money).  Since I generally make between 12 and 36 sandwiches at a time, I was hoping for something that could be quick and easy but also produce a great egg.

Recently I came across the Nordic Ware Microwave Eggs ‘n Muffin Breakfast Pan and realized it may be exactly what I’m looking for! My goal is to keep the eggs thick enough so that they don’t turn rubbery, and so that they’re sized appropriately for the bread that I’m using (usually a bagel or English Muffin).

Testing

I tried making “fried eggs” first as they’re my husband’s preference. I first swiped the molds with melted butter with my silicone brush.  Mostly for taste because the molds released easily without it.  Next I cracked an egg into the molds and pierced the yolks.  I added salt, pepper, and a little Italian seasoning for taste.  Since I was using 3 molds in the microwave at once (I purchased two and my mother happened to purchase a third as a surprise before she knew I even had these – too funny!), I knew I’d have to extend the cooking time.  The pan calls for 1 minute and no more than three-quarters full.  I tried 1 minute and the eggs were completely runny in the center but the outsides were turning to rubber.  I cooked them at 30-second increments for another minute and a half.  In the end they were fine, but not fabulous so I switched to scrambled eggs.

The scrambled eggs turned out fabulously! Very fluffy and light and as long as I didn’t overcook them, they stayed that way.  They shrink quite a bit, so if you want the pan to be filled out, you’ll need 1/2 cup of egg mixture per pan.

The Nordic Ware Microwave Eggs ‘n Muffin Breakfast Pan recipe calls for one to two eggs and and 1 tbls milk. If I was only cooking one or two, this would be fine.  Cook for one minute (if using one pan) and enjoy.   You can also add chopped vegetables or meat!

Can you burn eggs in a Nordic Ware Microwave Eggs ‘n Muffin Breakfast Pan?

Yep!  I tried 50% power for 1 minute longer and the egg burned to a crisp!  I also tried scrambled eggs the first time and set it for 2 minutes, obviously too long, as it resembled a rice cake when it came out.

Details

The Nordic Ware Microwave Eggs ‘n Muffin Breakfast Pan is small, just  6.75″ x 4.75″ x 2.37″ and weighs just a few ounces.   The Nordic Ware Microwave Eggs ‘n Muffin Breakfast Pan is made from two pieces of plastic, and I’m usually anti-plastic, but I decided since my husband doesn’t care I’d go for it.  It’d be great if the plastic was BPA-free, but it doesn’t state whether it is or not.  It does however say it’s food-safe.  The two pieces come apart if need be and it comes clean in the dishwasher. I also love that it’s made in the USA!

Using the Nordic Ware Microwave Eggs ‘n Muffin Breakfast Pan for OAMC

To make these in bulk, use my recipes for How to Make the Perfect Scrambled Eggs for Freezer Breakfast Burritos and use 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of egg mixture in each mold. If using 1 mold, cook approximately 1 minute (microwaves vary).  For 3 molds at one time, cook approximately 1-1/2 minutes.  The amount mixture and the number of Nordic Ware Microwave Eggs ‘n Muffin Breakfast Pan you have in the microwave will determine the final timing.

OAMC Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches Ready for the Freezer

Final Thoughts

For less than $8 a piece, I’m going to love using the Nordic Ware Microwave Eggs ‘n Muffin Breakfast Pan. Whether it be for a single egg for myself, or a OAMC spree for the hubs, this is definitely the easiest way I’ve found to cook eggs in bulk for breakfast sandwiches.

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