can change the filling as you like. This rollup
features wilted baby kale, cheese and giardiniera
was over for a visit and wanted scrambled eggs for
breakfast. When I expressed some reluctance about pulling
out a frying pan (OK, it was a whole lot of reluctance), he
remained undeterred. "You don’t have to fry it,"
he told me. "Use the microwave. Get me a saucer."
took a crafty 92-year-old cook to show me how to exploit the
microwave, which in my kitchen is better known as the
popcorn maker and frozen-leftovers defroster. Within
minutes, we were both enjoying a delectable scrambled egg.
Cleanup was just as simple.
realized the cooked egg was nearly the same size and shape
as an 8-inch flour tortilla, this rollup was a natural
progression. And frankly, if you’re going to start with a
no-brainer microwaved egg, you might as well keep the
resulting recipe just as easy, or what’s the point? The
fillings suggested here can be swapped out with any number
The recipe is for one rollup; because the egg is cooked in
two 1-minute phases, you can be filling one while the next
one starts cooking. Be careful not to get too much of the
giardiniera’s liquid onto the egg or it won’t set. Also,
I use a slightly cupped Corelle saucer (easy to find at
thrift stores), but any microwave-safe saucer no larger than
8 inches in diameter will do the trick. Finally, key to easy
cleanup: Use nonstick spray or a little oil on the saucer;
it makes the egg easier to remove — and the plate faster
1 egg rollup
teaspoon water or milk
teaspoon Italian seasoning
cup (about 1 small handful) baby kale or baby spinach
tablespoons shredded Italian blend cheese
tablespoon mild giardiniera or to taste, drained
(8-inch) flour tortilla, warmed
egg, water, seasoning, salt and pepper to taste in a small
bowl; lightly beat with a fork. Pour into a 7- to 8-inch
microwave-proof saucer that has been sprayed with nonstick
cooking spray. Carefully place in microwave; cook on high, 1
saucer; egg won’t be fully set in the middle and that’s
OK. Distribute the kale, cheese and giardiniera (in that
order). Return to microwave; cook 1 minute more.
egg patty from saucer with a spatula; place on a flour
tortilla. Roll up; serve.
information per serving: 280 calories, 12 g fat, 5 g
saturated fat, 196 mg cholesterol, 27 g carbohydrates, 14 g
protein, 955 mg sodium, 1 g fiber