How To: Poach an Egg in the Microwave

Poach an Egg in the Microwave

When you don't have time to do it the right way, here's a short-cut: poach an egg in the microwave, courtesy of The Kitchn.

You Will Need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Approximately 1/2 teaspoon vinegar (optional)
  • Microwave
  • Microwave-safe mug or small bowl
  • Microwave-safe small plate
  • Slotted spoon

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

The vinegar is optional, but it will help the egg coalesce a little better.

Step 2: Crack the Egg into Your Microwave-Safe Bowl or Mug

Step 3: Pour in About 1/3 Cup Water

Step 4: Add a Bit of Vinegar

You can also add this directly to the water before pouring it in.

Step 5: Cover the Bowl or Mug with a Microwave-Safe Plate

Place in the microwave and cook on 80% POWER for 60 seconds. Check the egg. If it is not done yet, return to microwave and cook on 80% POWER in 20 second bursts. (I usually cook mine for a total of 80 seconds.)

Step 6: Remove from the Water with a Slotted Spoon & Enjoy

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4 Comments

I am so trying this tomorrow.

I tried the poached one, and my egg exploded!

Better poke the yoke with a fork two or three times...it might very well explode.

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