Poached eggs in peppers

vegetables pepper mushroomsA simple microwave meal – no oven or hob, no problem!

Serves 1 people


• 2 eggs
• 1 pepper
• Pinch of salt and pepper

Added extras: This is lovely with some toasted wholemeal pitta, or you could chop it up and mix it with rice, some salad vegetables (eg cucumber/tomato/sweetcorn) and a splash of oil and lemon for a delicious rice salad.

Equipment:
Knife, microwavable plate, fork

1. Slice tops off pepper. Remove seeds inside the pepper.
2. Place pepper upright on microwave-safe plate. Microwave on High (100% power) for 2 minutes. Turn over and drain on paper towel then slice in half.
3. Place pepper upright on microwave-safe plate. Break eggs in each pepper half. Pierce egg yolks several times with fork.
4. Season with pepper and salt.
5. Microwave on Medium-High (70% power) until eggs are almost cooked, about 3 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes, then serve.

Method

1. Slice tops off pepper. Remove seeds inside the pepper.
2. Place pepper upright on microwave-safe plate. Microwave on High (100% power) for 2 minutes. Turn over and drain on paper towel then slice in half.
3. Place pepper upright on microwave-safe plate. Break eggs in each pepper half. Pierce egg yolks several times with fork.
4. Season with pepper and salt.
5. Microwave on Medium-High (70% power) until eggs are almost cooked, about 3 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes, then serve.

Ingredients

• 2 eggs
• 1 pepper
• Pinch of salt and pepper

Added extras: This is lovely with some toasted wholemeal pitta, or you could chop it up and mix it with rice, some salad vegetables (eg cucumber/tomato/sweetcorn) and a splash of oil and lemon for a delicious rice salad.

Equipment:
Knife, microwavable plate, fork


Healthy hacks: Eggs are a great source of protein; there is no recommended limit on how many eggs you should eat. They’re also cheap and don’t need to be kept in the fridge.

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