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It’s a pretty spectacular thing when you can create restaurant quality food at home, such as poached eggs. This style of cooking eggs often requires a technique when cooking on the stove top, but with this simple microwave poached eggs recipe, you will have eggs benedict quality eggs in under five minutes. 

two poached eggs with a salad on a blue plate.

This recipe is so fast and easy, you’re even able to skip the hassle of boiling water and trying to learn the correct method to making a poached egg on the stove. Although this recipe doesn’t produce the most beautiful poached egg, it certainly is delicious and perfectly cooked. If you love eggs benedict, but don’t have the time or desire to learn the “proper” technique to egg poaching, this is a fabulous option for you! 

Why This Microwaved Poached Egg Recipe Works 

  • It tastes just as good as restaurant quality poached eggs, but without having to master any technique. 
  • A great source of protein to give you a boost to start your day. 
  • It only takes two minutes and you don’t need to boil a pot of water on the stove! 

Ingredients for microwave poached egg.
Ingredients For this Microwaved Poached Eggs Recipe 

    • Eggs 
    • Water 
    • Vinegar 
    • Salt and Pepper

How to Cook Poached Eggs in the Microwave

  1. Fill a microwave safe bowl with water and vinegar. 
  2. Crack one egg into the bowl and poke a small hole in the yolk with a cake tester or toothpick. 
  3. Cover with a plate and microwave at 50% powder for one minute. 
  4. Remove and check for doneness. Continue microwaving in 15 second intervals until the egg white it cooked through and the yolk is set. 
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy! 

one poached egg on an avocado toast.
A perfectly poached egg should have a runny yolk with an opaque white that has just set. The key to this recipe is to be careful not to overcook the egg, unless you are going for a firm yolk of course. Microwaves are powerful and that’s why we suggest cooking the eggs at 5-% power. Play around with the recipe to nail down the perfect cooking times for the microwave you have and the type of egg you love. 

two poached eggs with salt and pepper.
FAQs 

How can I poach and egg with a firm or soft yolk?

If you like your egg yolk more firm, all you have to do is pierce the yolk with with a toothpick before you put it in the microwave and cook for only 1 minute. This will result in a runny, soft yolk, perfect for topping toasted bread. If you are looking for a firmer yolk, microwave additional 15 seconds in increments until you achieve your preferred yolk doneness. 

Why do you poke a hole in the yolk? 

Poking a small hole in the yolk of your egg before putting it in the microwave allows any steam to escape from the egg. We do this so there is no explosion in the microwave, which are common issues when cooking eggs in the microwave. 

two poached eggs with a salad on a blue plate.

Poached Eggs in the Microwave

It's a pretty spectacular thing when you can create restaurant quality food at home, such as poached eggs. This style of cooking eggs often requires a technique when cooking on the stove top, but with this simple microwave poached eggs recipe, you will have eggs benedict quality eggs in under five minutes.
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 65 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg
  • cup of water
  • ½ tsp of vinegar
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup of water
  • ½ tsp of vinegar
  • Salt & pepper

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 65kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 64mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 238IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Easy Recipe, hard boiled eggs, microwave, microwave meals, microwave proteins, Microwave Recipes, poached eggs
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