Eggs are now zero point foods on the new Weight Watchers Freestyle plan. Eggs are so versatile and I try to keep a bowl of hard boiled ones (made so easily in the Instant Pot!) in the fridge for those hungry snack times. I usually only have eggs for breakfast once a week, if that, on the weekends but I still picked up this plastic microwave egg cooker from Weight Watchers. Members seem to really like it and even though I can whip up an omelet in minutes in a sauté pan or poach an egg just as easily, I love a good gadget!
The cooker is only $6 and has a removable insert for poaching two eggs, and then the two-sided compartment for making omelets. I followed the directions exactly with regards to cooking time in the microwave and even though my appliance has a lower wattage, it worked out pretty well prepared as directed. I made an omelet first by beating an egg for each side and partially pre-cooking. You can add veggies and cheese at this point but I chose to sauté my onion, mushrooms and peppers first to soften them and flavour with a bit of olive oil.
The filling is added to one side of the cooker and then the lid is carefully closed (allowing the other half of the omelet to fold over) and cooked for another 15 seconds to melt the cheese. The omelet was very good and only 'cost' me a couple points since I used just a half teaspoon of oil and a sprinkle of feta cheese. Yum!
The poaching insert worked even better and was very easy to use. My eggs were a little over done for my preference so I will cook them less next time. I love how perfectly round the eggs are and they are ideal to top an English muffin. The cooker washes up effortlessly (I washed it by hand but it is also top-rack dishwasher safe) and I store mine on top of the microwave. I think this is a great little kitchen addition for those times when you want a quick snack or meal for one without getting the pans out or turning on the stove. It's a good investment of my $6 bucks!