Easy Microwave Poached Eggs

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"When DH wants a poached egg this is how he makes them. The recipe is from Chatelaine Food Express Quickies. You have the option of cutting the fat content by using the water option or kicking up the flavour with butter."

Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (60 g)
  • Calories 74.4
  • Total Fat - 4.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 163.7 mg
  • Sodium - 98.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.2 g
  • Protein - 5.8 g
  • Calcium - 25 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat water or melt butter in a small dessert bowl, ramekin or custard cup.

Step 2

Crack egg into bowl, poke it with a toothpick or fork to prevent it from exploding, and sprinkle with salt, pepper and optional Parmesan.

Step 3

Cover and microwave on medium for 45 to 75 seconds until desired doneness is achieved

Step 4

Let stand with cover on for 1 minute and enjoy.


No special items needed.

19 Reviews


I used the water method, and reduced the power to 50%. I cooked for 65 seconds. I did check at intervals but the white was not setting properly, but in the end it did, but the yolk was only semi soft in the middle. I will be trying this again, maybe on 60% power, and a 60 seconds. With all that said, this did make for a nice brunch, seved on toast with some fresh tomatoes.


review by:
(2 Jan 2018)


I did this twice the first time with water and even though I pierced the yolk at the 30 second mark it exploded and it was cooked with a hard yolk so the second time I did it in the melted butter at cooked it at 10 second increments at 50% power and 40 seconds later I had a nicely cooked egg with a runny yolk and it went great with Tisme's recipe of http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/vegemite-poached-eggs-with-roast-tomatoes-mushrooms-20828 which helped make for a nice easy breakfast, thank you Dreamer_in_Ontario, made for Alphabet Soup Game.


review by:
(19 Sep 2015)


This is now my newest friend and I can't tell you how happy I am to have found it. I love that I don't have to dirty a pan to make my eggs in the morning. Make sure you don't leave them in too long though or they will get rubbery, but they still taste good. I will get this down to a science before I am done! Thank you for sharing this Dreamer!


review by:
(25 Apr 2013)


This worked for me!


review by:
(6 Jan 2013)


This is quick and easy so it is great for breakfast on the run.


review by:
(24 Aug 2012)


Sorry Dreamer, haven't been able to make this work for me, have tried them both ways, with butter and with water, both turned out hard boiled even at 30 seconds can't get nice "dunkers" turned out half hard , half soft.


review by:
(4 Jun 2012)

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