David Chang shows how to fry an egg in a microwave

Momofuku founder says 'don't be afraid of the microwave' 

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Thursday 14 May 2020 17:21
David Chang shows how to fry an egg in the microwave

David Chang has revealed that it is possible to perfectly fry an egg in the microwave, a method he says is “easier than cooking it on a stovetop”.

On Tuesday, the celebrity chef shared a tutorial for the egg preparation method on Instagram, where he explained that he was using the technique to make an egg McMuffin.

According to Chang, he’d previously shared the technique with Jimmy Fallon, who was a “little bit shocked” that the chef suggested microwaving an egg.

In the clip, shared with his more than 1.5m Instagram followers, Chang began by spraying a small bowl with Pam non-stick spray before cracking an egg inside.

After placing the bowl into the microwave, the Momofuku founder programmed his high-tech microwave to cook for one minute and 30 seconds at a 30 per cent power level.

“Boom, egg is done,” Chang said as he showed the cooked-through egg that he removed from the microwave.

The chef then placed the fried egg onto an English muffin also topped with salami and cheese before taking a bite out of the sandwich, showing the well-done fried egg.

“It’s easier than cooking it on a stovetop,” he concluded.

Chang captioned the clip: “Don’t be afraid of the microwave!!”

In response to the unusual technique, many of Chang’s followers said they would be trying the egg cooking method, or said that they already relied on their microwaves to cook eggs.

“Yes! I’ve done this plenty on hectic mornings. Also flash cooking my veggies before roasting,” one person commented.

Another said: “Us regular folks have been doing this egg trick since the 80s. Where have you been?”

Others, however, found Chang’s microwave to be the most interesting part of the video.

“You lost me once I saw your microwave,” someone wrote, while another commented: “That’s the most high-tech microwave I’ve ever seen.”

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