Poaching Eggs in Microwave

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by snugglepup, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. snugglepup

    snugglepup Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    Creedmoor, NC
    So usually, I put a little water in a mug or glass bowl, add my egg and zap it. About half the time, it works beautifully, but the other half it EXPLODES! I read on another site to pierce the egg yolk with a fork before zapping... I tried that and still sometimes it blows up. I love poached eggs for breakfast, but I hate cleaning the microwave. Any tips? Is it just me?
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Are you using low power?

    To poach an egg in the microwave:
    Put about two teaspoons of water in the bottom of a mug or ramekin, add the egg and microwave on low power until the whites have congealed, leaving the yolk runny. Usually takes a couple of minutes.
  3. freshegg

    freshegg Songster

    May 15, 2008
    I fill a cereal bowl half way with water and nuke 1 1/2 minutes (whatever makes the water real hot) then crack the egg in and cook 1-2 minutes depending on the microwave have never exploded

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