Microwave Oven Poached Eggs

  • Yield : 2
  • Servings : 1-2
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 2m
  • Ready In : 7m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Calories from Fat

  • Total Fat

  • Saturated Fat

  • Trans Fat

  • Cholesterol

  • Sodium

  • Carbohydrates

  • Dietary Fiber

  • Sugar

  • Protein

  • Serving Size:

    1 large egg

Poached eggs can be part of a low calorie breakfast or used in a variety of recipes. Traditional poaching using a skillet or pan of boiling water can be messy and up to 50 percent of the white can be lost during poaching. The white provides most of the eggs protein and has no fat or cholesterol.

This microwave oven poached eggs method, using ramekins or custard cups, produces round eggs with most of the white intact for Eggs Benedict, egg sandwiches, or enjoyed alone with a little salt, black pepper, salsa, or hot sauce.

By increasing cooking time a few more seconds, you have hard cooked eggs perfect for homemade muffin sandwiches.

Using a microwave oven to poach eggs can be hit and miss and can result in a big mess and cleanup should the eggs explode.

Microwave oven power and egg yolk sizes very. It takes trial and error to achieve consistent texture when using a microwave oven to poach eggs or hard cook eggs.

Stove top poaching provides more controlled, consistent results, is simple, repeatable and virtually eliminates exploding eggs.

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Perfect Poached Eggs


  • 4 tablespoons (60 ml) water
  • 2 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

Step 1

Place 2 tablespoons of water in each ramekin or custard cup and microwave of high 1 minutes or until water boil.

Step 2

Crack an egg into each ramekin and pierce the yolk with a toothpick or end of a sharp knife. This will prevent the yolk from exploding. Cover each ramekin tightly with plastic wrap folded in half to double the thickness.

Step 3

Microwave on medium to medium high (50 to 70% power) about 1 minute or until almost all the white is opaque for soft yolks and 1 1/2 minutes for hard yolks. Rest about 2 minutes and serve.