How to Poach an Egg in the Microwave

Find out how to get a perfectly poached egg in the microwave

Lori Yates
Learn how to cook a perfectly poached egg in minutes.

One of the best parts about going out to brunch is getting a perfectly poached egg with a soft center and a white that is just set. It’s hard and often time-consuming to make a restaurant-worthy poached egg at home. But we have a simple trick that will help you poach an egg fast enough for a weekday breakfast.

Click here to see the How to Poach an Egg in the Microwave (Slideshow)

In a scene from Julie and Julia, Julie, who was trying to recreate each recipe from Julia Child’s famed cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking, spent the entire night, with help from others, trying to achieve a perfectly poached egg. But with this trick there is no need to boil water or even worry about breaking the egg while poaching.

Using a microwave is the easiest and quickest way to poach an egg and achieve maximum results. With this simple trick, poached eggs will be as common around your house as scrambled or fried. Check out the slideshow for easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and you’ll be enjoying a creamy poached egg by tomorrow morning.

Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.


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