You Can Poach An Egg In The Microwave And It’s So Darn Easy, It’s Ridiculous

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Poached eggs for brunch are a great way to impress your friends and family. But knowing how to poach eggs and how long to poach eggs for can be a little tricky.

So, what if we told you that you could poach an egg in the microwave? You’d be very, very, VERY interested, wouldn’t you? It would make things a million times easier, and you’re only human, after all.

How to poach an egg in the microwave

All you have to do to cook a perfectly poached egg in the microwave is very gently crack an egg into a mug or a small bowl. Then slowly pour in enough water to cover the egg. Place a microwaveable plate over the bowl or mug, then place into the microwave.

How long to poach an egg in the microwave

You want to poach the egg in the microwave for a minute. After one minute, check it’s cooked. If it’s not, pop the whole thing back in again for another 15 seconds. Check, then if it still needs more time, another 15 seconds ought to do it. When you take it out, be very careful as the whole lot will be very hot.

Et voila: the perfect poached egg with a runny yolk; all done in the microwave!

But what if you need a load of poached eggs at once – maybe you’ve got an entire football team coming round for brunch…

Well, did you know that you can cook a whole load of poached eggs in the oven simply using a muffin tray?

How to poach an egg in the oven

Thanks to @jaxfoodhax on TikTok, we now know how to do it!

Jax simply gives the segments (is that the right word?) a quick greasing with oil spray. She then adds about 1cm of water (or just however much you need to make sure your egg is covered) to each segment(?) before cracking an egg into it. She pops the muffin tray into the oven, which has been preheated to 180°c. Keeping an eye on the eggs, Jax then takes the tray out when the egg whites are perfectly cooked, and the yolks are all yummy and runny (around 8-10 minutes).

A good piece of advice is to remove the egg with a slotted spoon to get rid of excess water.

And that’s it! Isn’t that the easiest way of poaching eggs ever? And the best part is, you can make up to 12 poached eggs at a time, depending on how many segments(??) your muffin tray has.

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