Microwave recipe: cheese-topped baked egg and sardines

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 2
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 2 small cans small cans of sardines in tomato sauce hot and spicy or not
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons butter at room temperature
  • 2 medium onions or 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 2 pinches dried oregano
  • 2 pinches dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar but you can substitute whatever you’ve got)


  • Butter the bottom and sides of two microwave-safe single-serve ramekins.
  • Crack an egg into a ramekin. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the sardines, with the sauce, on one side of the egg (you’d really like to keep the yolk visible — it’s more visually delectable that way).
  • Sprinkle in half of the grated garlic, sliced onion, oregano, basil and more salt and pepper. Cover everything with half of the cheese.
  • Microwave on HIGH for three minutes.
  • While the first ramekin is in the microwave, prepare the other with the remaining half of the ingredients. Then, microwave the second ramekin for three minutes as well.
  • Serve with pan de sal or a good crusty bread. It’s good. Really good.