Those watching Eat Well for Less? were blown away by one simple meal as series 6 launched on BBC One (Thursday, May 23rd).

The Egg in a Mug dish is literally as simple as it sounds, yet the family on the show were able to piece together an egg muffin that looked just like something from the McDonald’s breakfast menu.

All it takes is one small hack! Here’s how to whip up a storm in the kitchen with the Egg in a Mug recipe.

Screenshot: Eat Well for Less? BBC One, Eggs in a Mug

Screenshot: Eat Well for Less? BBC One, Eggs in a Mug

What is the Egg in a Mug?

Err. An egg in a mug, obviously.

There really isn’t much more to the dish than one egg cracked into a mug and cooked in the microwave.

However, the experts at Eat Well for Less? seemed to develop the perfect recipe for a gooey yoke and perfectly cooked white – every time!

How to do the Egg in a Mug – Popty Ping!

Also known as the ‘Popty Ping’ breakfast for kids, you can whip up an egg muffin in under two minutes.

Step 1: Crack one single large egg into a mug

Step 2: Carefully pierce the yoke with one small prick of a knife

Step 3: Place into the microwave with a piece of kitchen paper over the top of the mug

Step 4: Microwave for 1 minute 10 seconds non-stop

Step 5: Bob’s your uncle! Place onto a muffin with your choice of spread, sauces, salads or – best yet – bacon!

Screenshot: Eat Well for Less? BBC One, Eggs in a Mug

Screenshot: Eat Well for Less? BBC One, Eggs in a Mug

What did they say on Eat Well for Less?

The family featuring on episode 1 were over the moon with how the eggs turned out.

Not only were they delicious and hailed as the “best breakfast they’d ever had” but the quick and easy method left a stress-free environment with zero pans to scrub clean.

Screenshot: Eat Well for Less? BBC One, Eggs in a Mug

Screenshot: Eat Well for Less? BBC One, Eggs in a Mug

Watch Eat Well for Less? next week

The BBC One series will continue to air on BBC One every Thursday night.

It airs at 8 pm and is also available on the BBC iPlayer.

Join Gregg Wallace, Chris Bavin and Priya Tew for more cooking hacks!

 

WATCH EAT WELL FOR LESS? EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT ON BBC ONE

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